Everything just goes so much smoother for Mamas when our children are obedient. I'm not sure why kiddos like to test this so much. You'd think they'd learn that things go much smoother for them, too, when they obey! We give them opportunities to turn their behavior around by giving them warnings and even giving them the 1-2-3 count that advises "You will not like what comes after 3." When the right choice is made, it's a wonderful thing. But when the disobedience persists, we have to take action. And contrary to our children's beliefs, we don't enjoy doling out the punishment.
Mamas out there, stay strong! Stick to your guns Be consistent with your expectations for obedience in your children. They'll thank us for it . . . some day.
I want to ask this Mama how she does it.
Question for you: How do you encourage obedience in your kids?