Mister Rogers said it best, “I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline.”
But let’s be honest, the “everyday process” can feel awfully long. Our kids scream in ways that could peel paint off a wall—that’s assuming they haven’t already used markers to turn the wall into an art gallery.
They also bicker and fight, get snippy, don’t eat when we want them to, fall asleep when we don’t want them to, and know how to get us so frazzled we give in to behaviors we never thought we would when we didn’t have kids. Can we be honest? We were all perfect parents, until we had kids.