Build Each Other Up

Have you ever been in the store shopping and your child starts throwing a fit in front of everyone? Of course, you have. Every child does it. It is not rooted in whether or not we are good parents. There is something else going on. Your child wants to be his or her own authority. Your child is testing boundaries. “What can I get away with? How strong is the will of my parent?” The truth in this is that, often times, parents will give in during these moments, not because they are bad parents, but because they are embarrassed and want the situation to come to an end. Continue reading “Build Each Other Up”

Boundaries

Have you ever been shopping and been in line behind someone who’s child is throwing an absolute fit about something that they absolutely have to have at that moment? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Nope, not my child. My child would never throw a fit like that and get away with it?” Your next thought is probably something along the line of, “Why doesn’t that parent get the child under control?” And, as soon as that thought enters your mind, you see the parent reach down and get whatever the child was freaking out about simply so that they would quiet down. Continue reading “Boundaries”

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