Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Quote for Today

"Providing consistent discipline for our children is always time-consuming, sometimes exhausting, and never done from afar. That's right, it's supposed to be difficult. Remember, nothing asks us to grow up like helping our children grow up. And seeking to discipline with ruthless consistency is asking yourself to grow up. It takes more time than you have available, more energy than you think possible, and more strength in the face of constant criticism than you think you can muster. But I know you can do it, and in fact, you already are. Reflect on the times when you have been consistent, when you have followed through. I guarantee you've been able to do it more than you think you have. Keep it going."

Taken from ScreamFree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel

I've heard it said that parenting is the toughest job you'll ever love. The longer I am a parent (and the more kid's we have) the more this quote rings true. Being a consistent parent is even tougher, but I think the end results, if we are willing to put in the hard work of consistency, will be well worth it!

1 comment:

Jami said...

Wow what a quote!! Sometimes I need to remind myself that I AM an adult now and I have to do things I don't like for the bettermint of others! Discipline is tough but really when I am inconsistent - life is much harder on all of us. Now if I could just remember that...

Love you!