I know sometimes he needs me to kneel down and say it simply to him what I am trying to tell him, and I do. But other times? He just wants to do his own thing. Pulling away. Pulling the opposite way.
We went through this with our oldest and it was tough with him. I need to remember that this is only a short window in his life. Yet it is an important step. The basis. He has his personality. He has his will. He needs a little shaping and shepherding of his heart though:)
It is hard to obey. Especially when you are young and want to GO GO GO! Yet, I am trying to find those moments to work with him. Shape him to obey me and to agree in his heart to respect me as his mother.