How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves
The real world
We loved the children regardless of what they did. But would not prevent consequences of any of their actions.
We let them suffer consequences and would not try to mitigate the consequences because we saw them suffering. We would cry and be sad, but would not do anything to reduce the consequences of their actions.
We were and are not our kids’ best friends. We were their parents.