When and How Should Christians Start Disciplining Their Children?

Last week, a firestorm erupted on social media after a Christian writer described disciplining his four-month-old son. While he later clarified that he was referring to sleep training, a wave of criticism ensued. Some called into question whether this father was abusing his infant, and some even claimed to have contacted Child Protective Services.

The original social media post described the infant’s sleep training process in terms of sin and discipline. But should we be framing the actions of a baby in moral terms?

On this episode, we dive into the theology of humanity and how it can affect our parenting styles. Since parenting is an important part of life for every Christian who has children, we want to ensure that we are cultivating an underlying theology that is conducive not only to raising and disciplining godly children but also to treating them with the dignity they deserve.


READ: How Should Christians Feel About Gentle Parenting?
READ: The Christian Case for Paternity Leave
LISTEN: Should We Send Our Kids to Private Christian Schools?


READ: Samuel Sey – My Father And My Son
WATCH: Voddie Baucham – Vipers in Diapers


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