There are several sayings that get repeated throughout the Ezzo community, and for good reason. If you commit these sayings to memory, they will guide you through your parenting journey. Here are my favorites:
The child is a welcome member of the family but is not the center of it.
Read more about child-centered parenting.
Great marriages make great parents.
Let your child see that you value your marriage. Let the stability of your marriage serve as the foundation for the child and family. Learn more about the marriage priority.
Never give a command you don’t expect to be obeyed.
Read more about saying what you mean and meaning what you say.
Constantly reminding a child to do what is expected only means you have no expectation.
This is the crux of first-time obedience. Give your instruction one time! Learn more about first-time obedience in my eBook, Live in Harmony with First-Time Obedience.
Holiness is more important than happiness.
Teach the value of living with contentment. Learn more.
Obedience is only the beginning.
Parents should aim to eventually transition from leading by authority to leading by influence. At first, our children obey out of duty. Eventually, a child must exchange obedience (duty to comply) for submission (desire to comply).