I realize that there are a lot of kids who have issues and screaming in a restaurant can’t be helped sometimes. So, if this is you—I’m not talking to you. But this Parent Minute may be for those of us who tend to be a little more “permissive” and you’re okay with a little chaos. Not everybody’s like us. So, we need to make sure our kids CAN be disciplined in public places. Who wants our kids to be rude and unruly, right? Suggestion: take some time to practice being in a public place, like a restaurant. Show them how to put a napkin in their lap, how to use their silverware, say please and thank you. AND, how to control our vocal outbursts. Discipline—even self-discipline—is biblical.

Suggested Reading: Galatians 5:22-23