Discipline Issues Part 1:
There is a funnel where you should parent. If you parent outside the funnel you allow children freedoms that are not age appropriate and leads children to be "wise in their own eyes." I already see our son doing that and we are trying to parent inside that funnel!
Three things lead to this: premature freedom in decision making, physical freedoms and verbal freedoms. Don't allow too many choices too early. Your child is ready for choices when they can handle not having a choice.
If your child has too many freedoms, then pull back the boundaries and reduce or eliminate choices. Teach your child to answer this question- Do you have the freedom to...? Which means that they have done all prior chores or commands prior to asking for a privilege.
OK, three more chapters to go! I'll finish this summer!