How to Break Your Child’s Will Without Breaking Their Spirit
It is critical that we break our children’s will--we help them to surrender their will. Because, eventually, if we don’t, their will begins to break their own spirit
But we have to be careful that, in an effort to break their will, we don’t also break their spirit.
I remember getting frustrated at some point, early on with my first child, and telling my dad, from now on my yes is going to be yes and my no is going to be no.
My dad said, Kenny, listen-- your yes should be yes and your no should be no--most of the time, but if your child wants something bad enough and it won’t hurt them, you need to let them win sometimes so you don’t break their spirit. And when we see their will break, we need to scoop them up in our arms, cry with them and tell them how proud of them we are for surrendering their will.
And if our spirit gets broken, all we have to do is to surrender our will to Christ—and He will heal our spirit.
He who withholds his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
Trust God’s Word no matter what.
Keep your eyes on the horizon.
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