Do you want to control your children or do you want them to learn how to control themselves? When we try to control our children and make them do what we want them to do, we are forcing them to do our will and not allowing them to make choices. This does not teach children how to be responsible adults and they will grow up unable to control their own lives.
We do have to set boundaries and discipline our children, but we need to make sure that we are teaching them how to make good decisions and allowing them to face the consequences of their actions.
Parents can empower their children by giving them a loving, secure environment to grow up in. This can be done by being a good role model and influencing them in a positive way.
Empower your children with the following tools:
- unconditional love
- discipline (not punishment)
Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children. ~Rosaleen Dickson