“The seven ABC’s of discipline” from The Shepherd Leader at Home:
- Ask the Lord for wisdom.
- Be sure the line has been crossed.
- Confront and clarify.
- Deliver the promised consequences.
- Explain additional consequences of the action.
- Forgive completely.
- Graciously restore and move on.
Normally, my eyes glaze over when I encounter acrostics (except for “ACPADI“)—because of a negative experience I had with a particular author in grad school who packed his book so full of acrostics that he had to invent new letters to keep it interesting. But this acrostic seems genuinely useful. It can help Mommy and Daddy make sure they’ve covered the basics when they must instruct their children.