Love is meant to be amiable and no-nonsense. For example, love doesn’t mean giving your child everything he wants, and, yet, at the same time, love is not stern. Love gives all it has to give. Give your child all the love you have to give, and that is a lot. Acknowledge your child’s innate goodness and beauty a hundred times for every time you correct him. And hold him on your lap while you correct him.
There is no necessity for your being angry with your child any more than there is necessity to indulge your child’s every whim. Whatever you do or say with your child, do it with love. You can over-indulge to your detriment and your child’s, yet you cannot love your child too much. Continue reading