always ready for a fight. Moms now days make excuses to avoid a
What she was referring to is when a mom tells her child to do
something and the child doesn’t do it. Instead of backing her words the mom excuses the child by deciding “oh, it wasn’t a big deal” or “I guess I don’t really care if he does that” or “she’s tired” or “he must not be feeling well” or….
Please get this; what we say doesn’t matter as much as the response we get to what we say. As soon as we give an instruction, it becomes important.
If we truly love our children, we will see that our children obey us with proper respect. (I Timothy 3: 4)
Even if you don’t care about what you told your child to do, you
NEED to follow through otherwise you are devaluing your words for the future. Even if you wish you hadn’t given that instruction, you NEED to follow through or a child will never know when to take you seriously.
Look to the future. It may not seem like a big deal to let a toddler get away with not picking up his mess, but you have watered the weed of entitlement that becomes extremely difficult to uproot as they get older.
Our motherly duty is to prepare our children for adulthood. We are to train them in the way they should go. Whether it is purposeful training or training while doing life, training is
to be our focus.
So, if you have fallen into avoiding conflict by making excuses,
reconsider if that is truly the parenting path God has put you on. Ask and obey.