All that we teach our kids by consistently trying to correct them in anger is that we believe deeply in anger as the most effective approach to difficulties.
These parents must remember that it is not the parents’ function to turn againts their children. It is the child’s function to turn againts the parent-if that is what happens. And very often adolescents and adult children appear to do just that, even as we have so often rejected the One who never rejects us.
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Hugh & Gayle Prather
Spiritual Parenting : A Guide to Understanding and Nurturing the Heart of Your Child