*You should not discipline your child IF you want your child to expect that the world revolves around him/her.
*You should not discipline your child IF you don’t want him/her ever mad at you.
*You should not discipline your child IF you believe he/she should not have to do something they don’t want to do.
*You should not discipline your child IF you have this idea that no one can tell you what you might could do better and differently.
*You should not discipline your child IF you believe that Proverbs 13:24…. “Whoever does not discipline his son hates him, but whoever loves him is diligent to correct him” is false teaching in the Bible.
*You should not discipline your child IF you don’t care what others think about him/her.
*You should not discipline your child IF you cannot connect obedience at home that will transfer to obedience to God.
It has also made me scratch my head when parents “make” their kids get vaccinated, stop them from touching a hot object or hitting their sister, give them no options when it comes to putting on clothes or going to school. But when it comes to molding behavior…so many parents just check out. Here’s some examples…
~Child says NO to parent….Parent starts bargaining or counting.
~Child continues in behavior that parent has corrected…Parents gives them the …”I asked you to stop that…sigh.”
~Child won’t speak to people or ignores you.. Parents excuses with “He’s tired.”
~Child goes into the homes of others and goes into “destructive mode.” Parent…checked out.
~Child goes into scream mode to avoid doing what parent wants him/her to do….because it works every time!
Parenting IS THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD. Will you make mistakes? Oh my…that is a BIG YES! But…there is a responsibility as an adult to BE the adult and discipline your children. It won’t hurt them. It’s what makes them into productive, joyful, compassionate, obedient human beings. Don’t cave parents when it comes to molding the behavior of your children. If you don’t do it…someone else or something else will do it for you and I guarantee you…you will not like the results. Loving your children is firm correction. That’s the truest of love because you see past the moment and look at their future as to who they can become.