Imagine a father and his daughter. On the daughter’s birthday, the father gifts her with a cool toy that she’s always wanted. Why? Because he loves her, and wants her to have fun and enjoy herself.
Now imagine that the child has been misbehaving — disobeying the father and doing her own will. Consequently, the father takes the toy away from her for a while. Why? Again, because he loves her, and wants her to learn to be obedient and kind. And even if the daughter is unhappy that she doesn’t have her favorite toy anymore, she ultimately learns to associate misbehavior with consequences.Continue reading “A Good Father”