Our purpose and plans, as parents, is to teach and hope that our children grasp on to what is necessary for their lives. If they decide that they don't want to do what MAMA says, that's fine. But when they keep getting a bloody nose, because they keep hitting a brick wall, just hand them the towel and keep walking.
No, I'm not trying to be mean. I'm being honest. The truth shall set you free! If my mother wasn't so mean about the truth, I might have listened as I got older, but that's another lesson on the couch with the LORD.
None the less, try not to tell them I TOLD YOU SO. Just wait for it!
Coach and Mama