Love is soft and caring. It’s also strong and tough.
Sometimes it’s important to turn up the heat.
Good parents love their kids. But love is a bit more complex than we might think.
Years ago, Jame Dobson wrote about the importance of tough love. Many parents today are creating fragile kids because perhaps they were brought up to be fragile themselves.
Love was understood as only a warm, touchy-feely emotion. But love is like a battery. Without the positive and the negative working in tandem, the battery is powerless. Love is just like that.
Love requires that the logical (negative or tough) side of the battery be connected to. And we need to understand this when our kids are young so that when our kids don’t feel the light, they may need to feel the heat.
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