I was listening to a Focus on the Family broadcast and heard Dr. James Dobson say
“Discipline is not something done to a child but for a child.”
I appreciated this comment and thought I would pass it along.
Dr. Dobson described the difference with the word story. You are traveling over a tall bridge. Although there are guard rails – you have no plans to use them. They are simple there to protect you if needed.
Discipline is the same. A parent places boundaries up for their child. As long as the child stays between the lines, life is good. But if the child runs into the boundaries, then consequences occur.
What are your boundaries? Does you child know the boundaries? Do you have consequences in place for your child or are they strictly something to do to your child?