“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NKJV
I’ve raised three kids, two sons and a daughter. I did so with the mindset that consequences were the way to change negative behavior. So, if my kids were rebellious or behaved badly, they received a consequence like loss of privileges, restriction, or even a spanking. (No guilt!! Remember, this is a judgment-free site).
That coupled with a whole lot of “mom-told-you-so’s” and “you should have known betters” and my work here was done.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love my children very much. I prayed for them and cared for them and took them to do lots of fun things. Heck, I even spoiled them! And it all seemed to be working, until it didn’t anymore.Read More