How are you raising your children today? Are you equipping them to stand on their own two feet – to know their strengths and enhance them, to learn to love their flaws and weaknesses? Or are you enabling them and pampering them to the extent that your child won’t know how to make it in the world if they don’t get what they want? That they will feel the world has wronged them and be confused, frustrated and inept to handle it?
Loving our children sometimes means our heart must break a little when we discipline, correct and mold them – so that they will fly and flourish later on.
I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather make the tough decisions now, than stand by and watch my children waste their potential and their lives when they could have been so much more.
It is hard as a parent to see your child endure disappointments, hurt feelings or even the sense of failure. But these are at times very necessary. We need to allow our children to hurt and feel so that they can grow and mature. Make the tough decision today – so you can equip them to handle tomorrow.
~ By Dionna Sanchez