Yesterday I was told that when I correct someone I "have bad delivery".
Here's the thing. When I took on the position of being a mom or some kind of leader in a child's life, I did not take on the role of friend. Kids have enough friends, honestly, I think kids need more parenting and less friends.
Sure life for us wasn't easy. We were told "no" without a reason, and as you grow up, you realize why. If you just put that in small perspective of how God reveals things to us, its rarely HUGE, it's like Monet. A small portion of a big picture to learn. We're not always ready for the why. It's a long time of learning. That's how it is (in a lesser scale) of being a parent. I don't always have to tell you why. Sometimes I will, but it's not a requirement.
It's called boundaries. Sometimes you feel like you're stuck in a box, but really staying in a safe box out of trouble is a good thing. You'll soon realize that when you stick your head out of the box, it's likely to have something bad happen to it. Maybe not, but there's a good chance.
So this is what I say... I love them enough to correct them. And I will always try to work on my delivery, but in the end, their well being and safety are my priority. Hopefully, God willing, they will learn their lessons, in the correct timing.
Micah 7:11 The day for building your walls will come, the day for extending your boundaries.