For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1 ESV
Have you been set free? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Are you using your freedom for the Glory of God? Are you keeping yourself in bondage? Are you allowing your children to remain captive to sin by not addressing their sin lovingly?
It’s easy to return to our old nature of living in sin because we are sinners and battle with our sinful nature. I can correct my children about a sin in their life and teach them how to repent but after a few weeks or months we find ourselves dealing with the same sin again.
I have found this to be common in children. They battle with their own flesh just like we do. Teaching them to conquer the flesh takes works of the Spirit; love, patience, long suffering, mercy and grace. We don’t have to point out every mistake or child makes. Are you not glad that God’s doesn’t point out every sin or mistake you make? Some things just don’t need mention while other things do.
Ask of the Lord for wisdom in this area to guide you in teaching your children that way you don’t crush their spirit.
It is necessary to teach our children and ourselves not to return to the yoke of bondage. Trust in the Lord and His word to keep you and your children in His will.