“I’ve heard many a parent say, “We’ve exhausted all options, all approaches, all forms of consequences… and nothing worked. I tried being calm; I tried consistent discipline; I tried appealing to their conscience and praying with them and for them. Nothing helped. Nothing changed.” What the parent means is that it did not produce the desired behaviour change or a visible heart change. The assumption is that, once again, the formula was applied, and it proved useless.
But this is a faulty, unbiblical approach.”