Today’s post is a new phrase and a resource review all in one!
Recently Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson hosted a parenting webinar all about discipleship and discipline. If you’ve read here for any length of time, you know how much I respect Sally Clarkson. Anytime I have heard her speak, read her words, or spoken with her, I have walked away motivated and inspired in my role as Mom.
You know that I love Sarah Mae, too. Her openness and authenticity while sharing about her journey in loving and training her children well is refreshing and encouraging. So when Sarah gave me the opportunity to review and share about the webinar, I eagerly accepted.
About the Course
The course includes four days of teaching by Sally and Sarah:
- Day One: Laying a Foundation of Love – Sally Clarkson
- Day Two: Loving the Wild One – Sarah Mae
- Day Three: Heartfelt Discipline + Your Parenting Questions Answered – Sally Clarkson
- Day Four: Dealing with Our Junk So We Can Parent with Clarity -Sarah Mae
The titles of each session sound great, but there is even more packed into each session.
I have to admit that if you’ve heard Sally or Sarah speak or read much of what they have written, a lot of the information will be review. I have to admit, though, that I need the review.
Every time I hear the wisdom these women share, I am encouraged and inspired! Sally’s gentleness and Sarah’s authenticity comes through clearly, even when sharing challenging material.
The course first launched as a live virtual event. Since the videos were recorded, you can now access the videos whenever it is convenient for you, and you will also receive a short devotional and outline to accompany each video.
I loved the course. The videos weren’t the best quality and most of the time the audio didn’t sync with the video – (think of old foreign films where the lips of the actor didn’t line up with what you were hearing) BUT the content was excellent. In some ways, I appreciated that I didn’t have to “watch” the video because I was able to prep dinner or clean up the kitchen while listening, which actually made participating in the course much more practical for me.
If you’re familiar with Sally and Sarah’s teaching, this webinar is an excellent review. If you’ve never heard them speak before or have read little of their writing, don’t miss this.
You will be encouraged, inspired, and have very practical ideas of how to disciple, discipline, and train your children.
Among many other pieces of wisdom and so much encouragement, in this course you will:
- be given a framework to evaluate whether certain behaviors are an issue of needing discipline or of us as parents better understanding how God made that child
- learn words for how to encourage our children in their God-given gifts and how God might use them in the future for His glory
- understand the difference between excellence and perfection and how our own limitations reshape what excellence looks like for different women
- evaluate the difference between giving discipline and giving grace and how the two collide
- glean ideas for helping our children become peacemakers
- identify and move past our personal baggage in parenting
Oh, and did I mention that it’s only $17.99?
Click here if you’d like to check out the course.
About the Phrase
One of the phrases Sally speaks about in video 3 of the webinar and which I use often is
“Not this, this.”
Yep, only 3 words and as simple as can be.
I love this phrase because it’s a reminder to our kids that sometimes there is a better way, and there is always grace to try again.
Just because they do something wrong, doesn’t mean that they are bad. This phrase gives us a way to communicate lovingly and respectfully that there is a better way and Mama is here to help you find that way. Kind of a We’re in this together reminder because we are in this together! We are learning and growing and becoming who God has created us to be, together!
This phrase is also a reminder, though, that training our children takes repeated effort, repeated direction, repeated correction, repeated encouragement, repeated modeling. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Sally shared a story of watching two dogs separated by a fence: one big dog, one little. As she observed them, she saw the pathway under the fence continually etched deeper and deeper, creating a pathway between the two. What a picture of child training: the continual etching, reminding, demonstrating again and again and again until the habit is formed or the behavior is ingrained.
“Not this, this” Gently, over and over and over.
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