Afterward I didn’t throw a tantrum, trash my house or beat up my parents. Why would I? I was the one who chose to do wrong, not them. Plus, I knew that my parents disciplined me because they loved me. That is the key – to discipline out of love, not anger.
However now days, parents are afraid to discipline their children, thinking that they may retaliate against them. They fear that their children might fight back physically, or go to the authorities and accuse them of abuse. Sometimes they just don’t want to hurt their children’s feelings, so they do nothing.
As a result, these children grow into undisciplined adults. They misbehave and create chaos. They seemingly feel no guilt over their actions and refuse to accept responsibility for them. Instead the blame is placed elsewhere; on their family, the government, authority, anywhere as long as it doesn’t land on them.
When people stop taking responsibility for their actions, and no longer have morals and values, then what will we have left? What will be left of this country? What will we have to give to the generations that follow behind us?
If we want a good future for our children, then we must not be afraid to discipline them. We must be parents. We are not our children’s friend. We must teach them right from wrong, and instill in them basic human values.
Don’t we love our children and want what’s best for them? Don’t we want them to have a good life, even better than the one that we’ve had? They deserve a bright future, not a future covered in darkness and chaos.