I was disciplined as a child and I did not enjoy it. As a child, I couldn’t understand why I had to suffer consequences for doing something that everyone else my age was doing. But now I have my own child. At the age of 3 he often points out other children are able to do things I tell him not to do, my favorite response is,”I’m not their mother, I’m yours.” And because I love my son, I make every effort to lead him in the direction he should go. I set boundaries for him to protect him from potential dangers he may not expect or understand. I correct him when he is in the wrong so he can learn to receive feedback and not be discouraged by criticism. And I discipline him when he is disobedient so he can understand every decision he makes has consequences and he won’t always like them. But I do these things because I love him and one day he will realize I cared enough to get involved.
Grace and peace