My daughter was changing her nine-month-old daughter’s diaper, and her daughter started twisting and wiggling. A quick swat to the exposed bare cheek reminded her daughter that she needed to stay still. It makes parenting easier if you teach the lessons when the children are young.
People can generally behave themselves when they’re well-rested and have had enough to eat. Part of character training is to teach our children to also behave when they’re tired and hungry.
We also need to warn our children that we are most vulnerable to the devil’s attacks when we are tired and hungry. Jesus was led out in the wilderness, and while going without food for forty days, was tempted by the devil. (Luke 4:1-14)
How did your parents train you to behave when you were hungry?
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