So what happens when our children are teenagers and make friends of their own and get jobs?
Can we dictate what they wear if they earned the money that bought those clothes?
Can we determine who their friends are without running the risk of alienating them and pushing them closer to kids we think are "bad influences"?
I worry a lot about making sure that I am teaching Maeryn values and how to make good choices so that when she is older I"ll be able to trust her to do the right thing.
What do you think?
This is based on my experience teaching, not parenting.
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.