When we show our children affection it gives them a sense of lovability. All children want to feel like they are lovable. Josh McDowell says not only that, but every child is going to prove they are lovable. If they don’t get love from you they will get it somewhere else.
When we hold children accountable it gives them a sense of responsibility and self-control. Children need the disciplines of responsibility and self-control to function successfully in life. As parents, we must create a context for rules and boundaries. Once those guidelines are set, we must be consistent in enforcing them.