40+FAB Blog

Love and discipline

Theodore Roosevelt, one time president of America said, “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” This principle is very important when it comes to disciplining our children.

The foundation of discipline in any home should be love. As we are locked away with kids running left, right and centre, it’s easy to stamp down our foot of authority in the name of discipline to keep them quiet and confined to ‘do not disturb me’ spaces.

Love seeks the highest good of another and it has to be clear to you and to your child what that means. As love should not be negotiable, so the discipline that follows off the back of it should not be negotiable also.

Don’t get overwhelmed with the constraints of this season and withdraw into a selfish place that thinks only about you. Focus rather on being the best and giving the best in love to those little ones around you.