In general, I believe in parenting with a firm but benevolent hand. I believe in choosing your battles, allowing them room to make their own mistakes, and a lot of prayer. I believe you can’t take it personally, but you can’t just give up, either. I believe it’s our job to mold these kids into human beings who will benefit society, and that said molding can be messy, thankless work a lot of the time, but that the benefits in the end far, far outweigh the drawbacks.
That said, if I had to club my daughter to within an inch of her life with, say, this, y’all would totally understand, right? You’d still like me?
Because I am telling you this: There is not a jury in the world that would convict me.