What if instead of wanting obedience from your kids, we wanted obedience for your kids?
A shift in motivation takes the focus off the needs of the parent and places the focus back on best interests of the child.
After all, our kids grow up.
If you discipline with the motivation of wanting obedience for your child, you parent with the end in mind.
You realize that one day (soon) you’re not going to be there. Your control will be non-existent, and they’ll have to make all the decisions for themselves.
Parentcue.org offers a different perspective on obedience in this post. We all want well-behaved children. But what are your reasons? Is it for their sake or for yours? Is there a difference? Lots to think about here.