Is it just me, or is anyone else completely over 'parenting experts'?
Each time I check Facebook, my newsfeed is cluttered with articles about what NOT to do. Apparently any form of discipline you use will screw your kid up mentally for the rest of their life. No smacking, because they'll become violent. No time-out, because they'll feel abandoned....
Now it's supposed to be all about 'positive parenting', that if you give your child enough cuddles and attention, their behaviour will improve. Well, yes, I sort of agree. But even when Rory and I have had a nice day together, there have still been moments where he's been a complete little toad.
What these 'parenting experts' fail to consider is sin. Kids are sinful. No amount of positive parenting will make them perfectly behaved because, like all of us, rotten behaviour comes from the heart. The heart is something that only God can change.