My children are very familiar with this simple phrase. I use it often and ask them often how we obey with them repeating this phrase. We expect first time obedience from our kids. No counting, no asking again. We have become a little slack on this lately, so this week will be a huge reminder for us to tighten up on them a bit as their obeying becomes slack when we do. There is a consequence when they do not obey right away. The other half of this is “all the way.” Saying, “Please stop what you are doing and come over to me,” does not mean, “Stop what you are doing and stand at the door staring at me.” It means, come to me. Putting your shoes away doesn’t mean throwing them in the closest. It means putting them in a cubby. We don’t want to have to ask over and over again for exactly what we want while they play a little game with partial obedience. Partial obedience is still disobedience.
Day #43 Tip – Obey Right Away, All the Way
February 12, 2012 by 4 Comments