Hard times

Parenting and Balance

The longer I’ve been a parent to a young child, the more I’ve realized how it’s a delicate balance of love and discipline. I love my daughter, and because I love her I sometimes have to make her do things she doesn’t like. You know the types of things: having her clean her room, put her clothes away, pick up toys, brush her teeth, etc.

I alluded to needing to reflect on an experience I had with Sadie’s swimming lessons and it taught me a lot about having my child do things she doesn’t like, but also not tolerating mistreatment.

Dad and daughter sitting on bench by pool (more…)