You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of
We make many choices daily. Whether our choices are positive or
negative has a lot to do with how we are disciplined and what we are
taught about our morals, beliefs and values during childhood.
Teachers often share with me how difficult teaching has become due to
the lack of respect, feelings of entitlement, the degree of disregard for
others -- especially toward people who are different from themselves.
How unfortunate it is for a child not to have the type of adults in their
life that know how to discipline with "thumb down and arm around" and
who give an appropriate consequence for inappropriate or bad behavior.
Adults should never forget that everyone, including children, need to
feel a sense of belonging. They need to feel safe, loved and respected. It
doesn’t cost money to give these basic things to children, it simply
requires an emotionally mature adult that will take time to be aware,
listen and make the child a priority.