Draw a line somewhere

I am not saying that we should view our children as nothing more than our subordinates that we boss around all the time. However, in order for our children to develop into responsible adults (that should be every parent’s goal), we have to maintain a decent amount of authority over them. Attempting to be their “best friend” throws all of that out the window. Continue reading “Draw a line somewhere”

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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”