The If-Then Chart has three columns. The left hand column has an offence and a simple cartoon. The middle column has scripture (a Bible verse) relevant to the offence. The third column is blank and is where the parent writes in the consequence.
On the TV talk show Dr. Phil ("Biggest Mistakes Parents Make"), a mother described using an If-Then Chart for the application of "2 spanks + time-out in the room" when her daughter disobeyed her in a store.
Doorposts also sells a Blessing Chart that follows a similar format except that it focuses on the positive, rewarding good behavior.
The offenses in the chart
|Arguing, Complaining, Whining||"Do all things without murmurings and disputings." Philippians 2:14||...|
|Teasing, Picking fights, Causing trouble||"A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes." Proverbs 18:6||...|
|Hitting, Biting, Kicking, Throwing||...||...|
|Stealing toys, books, other items from someone else||...||...|
|Defiance, Rebellion against authority||...||...|
|Name calling, Foolish or evil speech||...||...|
|Disrespect, rude behavior, poor manners||...||...|
|Irreverent behavior at church||...||...|
- Doorposts website for the If-Then Chart
- Online shop for the If-Then Chart
- Planting Seeds Home School Open House 2007 If-Then Chart on the wall in instruction area. Three swats for "Teasing, making faces, causing trouble," "Hitting, biting, shaking, throwing," and "Disobedience." Four swats for "Lying," and five swats for "Defiance, rebellion against authority."
- Spanking chart "I get a SPANKING for: 1. Lying 2. Hurting Others 3. Unsafe Behaviors 4. Defiance"