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Discipline from Three to Four Years

October 22, 2009
Dennis and Barbara Rainey
The toddler years are often considered some of the most difficult. Today, Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk to parents about the best ways to discipline children who are just beginning to walk and talk.

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Dennis and Barbara Rainey What does your newborn really need from you? Dennis and Barbara Rainey, parents of six and grandparents of more than a dozen, reminisce about their early years of parenting and what they wanted to communicate to their children from day one.
October 21, 2009
Dennis and Barbara Rainey How will you correct your child when he misbehaves? Today, Dennis and Barbara Rainey explain why disciplining a child is a loving act and why spanking is an effective means of correcting a child if done in an appropriate manner.
October 20, 2009
Dennis and Barbara Rainey What is your game plan for parenting? Today on the broadcast, Dennis and Barbara Rainey, parents of six grown children, offer some practical steps you can take to help you and your spouse decide what your parenting goals are going to be.
October 19, 2009
Larry Fowler What are you doing to grow spiritually strong kids? Larry Fowler, executive director of global training for AWANA, an organization committed to helping children know, love and serve Jesus Christ, talks about the importance of teaching your children the Scriptures, and remembers his own mother's commitment to teaching him God's Word.
October 16, 2009
Dr. Meg Meeker Is your daughter questioning the household rules? On today's broadcast, well-known pediatrician and mother of six, Dr. Meg Meeker, talks to fathers about the necessity of providing appropriate boundaries for their daughters. Meeker fondly remembers her own father's attempts to protect her, and exhorts parents to affirm a daughter's character rather than her performance or physical beauty.
October 15, 2009
Dr. Meg Meeker Of all the relationships a girl may have, the one with her father is the most critical. Today, pediatrician Dr. Meg Meeker talks about the powerful influence of a father and recalls how her own father's belief in her at a low point in her life inspired her to believe in herself and become who she is today.
October 14, 2009
Dr. Meg Meeker How will my son learn to be a man? Today, best-selling author and pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker, tells parents why it's important to teach their sons about the power of virtues like self-control. Meeker tells parents that if they set the bar high for their sons, they'll most likely see them rise to that level of character and behavior.
October 13, 2009
Dr. Meg Meeker Are you expecting your son to behave like a girl? You might, and not even realize it. Boys are under attack, according to pediatrician and mother of six, Dr. Meg Meeker. Today, Dr. Meeker tells how boys, who are naturally attracted to activity and motion, are being reprimanded for acting like boys. Hear Dr. Meeker share her concerns about too many boys being misdiagnosed with ADHD, and advises Dads to reach into their sons' lives by doing something with them.
October 12, 2009
Barry St. Clair Have you ever felt like your parenting tank was low? Today, youth expert Barry St. Clair tells parents how they can build a bridge from their hearts to their children's hearts. Barry recalls how difficult it was to connect with his grieving daughter after the death of his wife and encourages parents to continue reaching out to their children even when they push back.
October 9, 2009
Barry St. Clair Sometimes when all your safety nets are broken you have no choice but to fall into the arms of God. That's where today's guest, Barry St. Clair, found himself when his wife of 28 years died suddenly after a short illness, leaving him as a single father of four. Barry recalls how he leaned on God in those early months to help his children process the loss.
October 8, 2009
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FamilyLife Today® is a weekday podcast featuring fun, engaging conversations that help families grow together with Jesus while pursuing the relationships that matter most.

About Dave and Ann Wilson

Dave and Ann Wilson are co-hosts of FamilyLife Today©, FamilyLife’s nationally-syndicated radio program.

Dave and Ann have been married for more than 40 years and have spent the last 35 teaching and mentoring couples and parents across the country. They have been featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® since 1993, and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country.

Dave and Ann helped plant Kensington Community Church in Detroit, Michigan where they served together in ministry for more than three decades, wrapping up their time at Kensington in 2020.

The Wilsons are the creative force behind DVD teaching series Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide To Parenting, as well as authors of the recently released books Vertical Marriage (Zondervan, 2019) and No Perfect Parents (Zondervan, 2021).

Dave is a graduate of the International School of Theology, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. A Ball State University Hall of Fame Quarterback, Dave served the Detroit Lions as Chaplain for thirty-three years. Ann attended the University of Kentucky. She has been active with Dave in ministry as a speaker, writer, small group leader, and mentor to countless women.

The Wilsons live in the Detroit area. They have three grown sons, CJ, Austin, and Cody, three daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.

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