Do you ever feel unsure about what to do when your children “barely” disobey?
Or when you’re in public and unable to fully deal with a situation right then?
Or when you’re uncertain of their intentions – it seems like they might be disobeying, but you want to give them the benefit of the doubt?
There are many times when I know some sort of action is required, but consequences seem a bit overboard or possibly unmerited.
This is when three little words help me immensely:
“Try it again.”
Kids need grace just as much as we do.
Perhaps they made a bad choice or had a bad attitude. But maybe it only seemed like it. Maybe they were just trying as hard as a 5 year old can.
“Try it again” is a wonderful way to diffuse a situation, extend grace and provide another opportunity to make the right decision.
I have bad days too and I know I appreciate that each sunrise speaks, “Try it again…”Leave a Comment