A quickie today from Mark Brandenburg at ThyBlackMan delves into the idea of patience and control when dealing with your kids.

Brandenburg talks about how the desire to control your kids’ behaviors can make you needlessly crazy. Often times, we don’t need to control specific actions of our kids, but would like to. Brandenburg reminds us that our children “are to be guided and led, but not controlled.”

He ends with the most important point, that if we pay as much attention to the good things that our children are doing and let them know that we approve, we solve most of the problem of wanting to control them.

When you’re on a walk with your kid this weekend, make sure to compliment something about their behavior, and maybe that’ll make you feel better when they want to jump into a rain puddle.

Sauce: ThyBlackMan