Getting Control Back
A convenience store cashier told me he saw a boy demand that his grandmother buy him a candy bar. She said no repeatedly.
“Yes, you are! You’re buying this for me! I’m getting it!”
“All right, but the next time I tell you no, you’re not going to get it.”
To the cashier, it was obvious who was in control. He would never permit a child to talk back like that, not would he reward bad behavior.
Before it’s too late!
Children can be so stubborn. Our job is to out-stubborn them. In a contest of wills, the child must not win, because if he wins, he loses.
“He who hates reproof will die” (Proverbs 15:10b). “Discipline your son while there is hope, and do not desire his death” (Proverbs 19:18).
Where will that boy be in 20 years? Doing 20 years?
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
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