Earlier this week, I was shopping in a store when I heard commotion coming from the next aisle. A child was having a tantrum about not getting a toy he wanted and his mother was trying her hardest to quiet him. Then, I heard the child's father tell his wife to be quiet and to let their son have the toy. This saddened me because the only lesson their boy learned from the ordeal was to disrespect his mother until he gets what he wants.
This past week, my oldest daughter made it clear to us that we have not put enough focus on safety and stranger danger. She went up to strangers with no reservation and even gave some of them hugs. It’s truly sad that we need to be this concerned, but at that moment, my husband and I decided it was time to go to our favorite parenting source for some much needed wisdom, the Bible.