The If/Then Chart changed all that. Steve and Teri sat down, discussed, and prayed about consequences. They added behavior their children needed help with that wasn't on the chart, and they chose their own verses for some of the sections. Because they had a wide age range of children, for a while they had younger children consequences and older children consequences. Before Teri laminated her chart and started using dry erase markers to fill in the consequences, she wrote the consequences on small sticky notes so she could change them if necessary.
When a child misbehaved, Teri took the child to the chart, read the problem, verse, and consequence. It was all laid out for her, which helped her be consistent and not be angry with the children when they needed correction. She loved using the If/Then Chart.
I do have to confess that I've been waiting to have my chart laminated so I haven't used it to it's fullest extent. I just take the kids over to it, read over the scripture verse that coincides with their behavior and we talk, then I give them a consequence for their wrong behavior. Since I haven't written on my chart or used sticky notes, I haven't always been consistent. I guess after this post I will have to change and get mine laminated and ready to be used like it should.
I am so thankful to have the chart. It has been a great help (the times I've used it). You can order yours from the Titus 2 website for $6. Go to www.titus2.com then type "If-Then chart" in the search box. Hope you find it as helpful as I have.