I’ve tried a lot of discipline and training systems over the last eight years of parenting. Charts, rewards, stickers, tickets, you name it. Some solutions worked and some didn’t, but none of them stuck for long. Until I discovered the three-rule system.
This simple system is brilliant. And I take no credit for it. I got it from a friend, who got it from her mother-in-law, who used it to raise her own children—i.e., my friend’s husband, who is an outstanding pastor and Bible teacher, which I figure counts as living proof that this system works, right?
Okay, sure, my kids might not be theologians one day, but I certainly hope they will grow up to make an impact for the kingdom of God. As their mom I pour my energy day after day into preparing them for that life mission. The three-rule system helps.