Six year old Jennifer has shown a pattern of not responding quickly to her mother. Mom realizes the problem lies more with her than with Jennifer. Mom had allowed herself to be distracted by other things. So instead of scolding Jennifer for failing to come eight times in a row, mom says this: "Jennifer, please forgive mommy for encouraging you to disobey me this afternoon."
"Mommy, I don't understand."
"I realized that I have allowed you not to come when I called. Do you remember not quickly obeying mommy?"
"Do you remember how God wants you to obey?"
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