Parenting is hard.
We do not learn parenting skills in school. We learn it in real life. There comes a point when we get to the issue of discipline.
I love what George McDowell had to say: “Parents first of all need to know one thing.
Truth without relationships lead to rejection, rules without relationships lead to rebellion, discipline without relationship leads to bitterness, anger and resentment.
If we don’t build loving, caring, intimate relationships with our children it doesn’t matter what we teach them or how much we pray for them, they’ll go to the wayside.
And so I say to people, pray for your kids. But I’ll tell you this you can pray all you want but if you don’t build a relationship with them, forget it. They’ll walk away.
Instead of praying for your child, pray for yourself. “
I pray that God will make us better parents to our little boy.