The grown ups were right about discipline. It doesn’t hurt our kids nearly as much as it hurts us. I kept my kids home from a party tonight because they broke a clear rule that I have set. A party they’ve looked forward to all week. I try to think of this as a vaccination–a little pain to prevent a lot of future heartache. If my children cannot understand and respect my own boundaries, then they’ll never learn to abide within any of life’s boundaries. Their adult lives will be train wrecks. My heart hurts now, but later I’ll be thanking myself. One day, they will too.