Wise and effective discipline is one of the biggest challenges of raising children. That’s why we covered patience last week before getting to discipline this week. When we run out of patience, it’s easy to forget that the goal of discipline isn’t to punish a child. Effective parents know that the goal of discipline is to show the child the path to healthy relationships with God and with people. It’s as the child learns how to approach these relationships with honor that the child will flourish today and into adulthood.