The lessons are in the struggle! I struggle with this all the time, constantly having to remind myself that they need to learn how to make difficult choices and that they can be strong in difficult times. For the difficult times and difficult choices will always come.
From another pinner My mother in law has this poem framed by all the newborn pictures of the kids. Seeing newborns with the reminder of patience really drives it home for me. These rowdy boys were once sweet little wriggly babies, and why should i yell at them? i should love on them just like when they were babes. always. Good to remember! Love the frame of pics addition, too! :D ~L