Therapist and mother Lori Gottlieb says that parents who are obsessed with their children’s happiness may actually contribute to their becoming unhappy adults. These parents coddle their children, do not equip them to deal with the real world, look the other way when their children do wrong, and neglect to disciplining them.
As Christian parents, we have the awesome responsibility to lovingly discipline our children (Proverbs 13:24; 29:17; Hebrews 12:9-11). As we impart God’s wisdom to them, we have the blessing of helping them develop into responsible, God-fearing adults. – Marvin Williams
They are buds of hope and promise,
Possessed by Him whose name is Love;
Lent us here to train and nourish
For a better life above. – Crosby
Failure to discipline our children is a failure to love them.
- September 17, Vol. 20 (Posted – September 14, 2015)