Sometimes parents struggle to avoid silly arguments with their children. After all, kids can come up with some interesting logic sometimes, especially if they’re trying to get out of trouble.
Is there any benefit to quarreling with your kids? Probably not. In fact, these squabbles actually might be making behavioral problems worse!
Why Quarreling with Your Kids Is Probably Not Working
Let’s face it… In light of the mature mind of the average adult, most young kids can too often, by comparison, act like what the Bible calls “fools.” One of the most foolish things we can do as parents is to reduce ourselves to the level of our kids by quarreling with them.
Even beyond arguing, quarreling is the point where name-calling begins and conflict resolution ends. Proverbs 26:4-5 says, “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you’ll be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he’ll be wise in his own eyes.”
When we reduce ourselves to the maturity level of our kids, it’s easy for them to think they might actually have a point, when in fact they don’t.
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