If you've taken on a home renovation, you understand the work it took and the value it added to your home. The same holds true when it comes to building a godly family.
I would count down the days till I would see my little girls again. I was sure no one else could love them adequately. I wanted and needed that job.
How does a parent equip a child for a world that is fast evolving, and a society that is eroding, changing, and growing all at the same time?
Taking everything on your shoulders is doing your family a disservice. You might end up so worn out you have nothing left to give, and your family won't be learning servanthood either.
It's not about stifling their self-expression. It's about helping them grow into their full potential as children of God.
Smothering is good in recipes, not kids.