BETTINA CARLOS

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Last weekend, I attended a Solo Parents Retreat facilitated by CCF’s KSP or Kool Solo Parents Ministry. It was the first Christian retreat I attended since I became a mother and follower of Jesus. As a first-time parent and a solo one at that, I am constantly searching and seeking…

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In the past two months we have tackled the right parenting approach (heart parenting), discipline with love (use of the rod) as well as house rules (home commandments). Now why not talk about specific values we want to teach and instill in our children? They say that the first seven…

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Rules are made for our safety and be­nefit. Imagine if there were no rules in basketball games, then players can freely elbow their opponents. Imagine if there were no traffic rules … Imagine just how more chaotic the world will be if there weren’t laws that citizens must abide by.…

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Co-parents have asked me how exactly I deal with my daughter when she has broken the rules of obedience and respect. I tell them, “You should never warn your children when an act of discipline is about to happen.” For me, it is unnecessary to ask, “Do you want to…

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I only have two rules that when broken automatically call for the rod—no questions asked nor pleadings allowed when my daughter disobeys and shows disrespect. Disobedience is when I give an order, and Gummy responds with a challenge (“But Mum you said I can watch on a weekend…” ); an…

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Last week I discussed Biblical perspective on spanking and why it is essential to raising Godly children. It is through calling the attention and confronting your child of his/her sinfulness using the rod (combined with communication for balanced parenting) that paves the way to bring him or her to the…

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In my previous columns I shared how Dr. Ruth Chang taught me how to: keep my daughter close and win her heart by giving her the right kind and amount of praise; accept her individuality and support her interests; respect her and acknowledge her feelings despite her tender age; empathize…

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How do you express your love for someone? By saying it or by showing it? How do you demonstrate love? With frequent hugs, kisses or preparing food? Or giving random little gifts? Do you know that there are actually five styles to communicate love? Furthermore, do you know that the…

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Last week I shared with you my parenting approach as well as my number one resource when it comes to improving and guiding oneself in order to teach and raise our children in the way they should go. This is by reading, studying and applying the contents of The Bible…

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