PARENTS, only Create CONSEQUENCES your Heart can ENFORCE. Too many of us talk tough but walk softly. We make Good-Intentioned Threats to our kids that we are too Soft-Hearted to follow through on. It is better to set weaker boundaries that you can realistically enforce, than to be an ominous storm cloud without any rain. Your kids will only respect you if they believe you.
Psalms 89:34 ESV: I will not violate my covenant or alter the word that went forth from my lips.