I have a child, I wont tell you which one
That is going through a phase
He tests and he pushes ’till we’re about done
And ready to end his short days
My wife’s rope has come to its end
The knot she grasps is fraying
Requests to God daily we send
“Give us wisdom” is what we are praying
“I’m still learning. I’m young.” this child pleads
“I will get it some day.”
“We haven’t a choice,” we reply “we take the lead.”
“You simply must learn to obey.”
So now day in and out this child stays
By the side of mom or dad.
No friends, no events, no classes, he plays
With us even thought he gets mad
On day three of this plan our kid makes us sure
That we picked the right way
Showing love to mommy who’d been treated quite poor
Giving kisses and hugging all day.
So when you are faced with a kid that like ours
Doesn’t seem to understand
How to show respect, love, and words like flowers
Instead of deserving back hands
Don’t send them away to think about their faults
Don’t isolate them from you
Have them spend time with you and adults
Let them learn from you what to do.
Author: Michael Prince
Michael Prince co-authored “What’s in Your Pocket? A parent’s guide to protecting your children online.” with his wife Melinda. They have four kids and live in an RV anywhere in the USA they see the need for an internet safety expert. Michael is leading the conversation in the American Church about family online security. He and Melinda founded BecauseFamily, a ministry that exists to inspire and equip parents to be the first influence in the lives of their children, in 2013. Michael is also a geek and loves Star Wars, Doctor Who, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and strategy board games.