Being a Mom sometimes feels like being a Drill Sargent. There are those days where I have to remind myself that I’m the parent and not their friend.
They may think that my rules are one-sided, but their attitudes are lopsided.
I will not argue with my six and five year old. It would be so much easier to give into their demands. But they need to know that rules are non-negotiable.
I fear that my kids will go astray if I don’t teach them in the way they should go. I believe a home needs boundaries and a firm foundation to stand on.
I will do whatever it takes to protect them from the snares of this world. Our world is filled with traps just waiting for my loved ones to fall in. They will literally be devoured if they don’t know what to watch out for or how to act in defense.
I want my children to learn to fight for themselves, but first they must see that they are worth fighting for. Boundaries keep children safe. When children feel safe they feel valued and cared for.
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Parenting can be a bit rough at times. With a little encouragement, we can all become better parents to the glory of God!