Well, Noah has officially began her training on how to behave properly. Today he daddy got her up and she was downstairs just crying for no reason and would not stop. Maybe she had her own reasons, like an effort to wake me up so I could come downstairs. Either way she was being bad and not listening. Not only did she go in timeout in her room but she also lost her T.V. shows for the entire day and dad is making sure I enforce it. I do realize that at some point in a child's life you must start to enforce strict discipline. A child who does not have an understanding of consequences and does not have any boundaries is going to make for a very unhappy life for that child when they grow up. Most of us are way to focused on making our child "happy" now. Doing so steals their future happiness. We love Noah and we know she is going to spend a lot more time as an adult than she is as a child, so we want to set the stage for her to become a happy, healthy adult. Punishing her is not easy, but I will have to keep my mind focused on the benefits of the scripture below:
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.