21st century parents, you were called to be your children’s parents, not their friends. The Lord gave you children to train in the fear and admonition of the Lord, biblical discipline and love, not to acquiesce to their childish and immature tantrums. A little child cannot parent themselves. … To do so is to abdicate and cause great harm.
“Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.”
Proverbs 23:13-14 ESV