The sooner we realize that to a large degree our life is, in many respects, the result of choices we make the better. Choices have consequences. We start learning about the importance of right choices early in life and good parents play a vital role in the process. Proper and effective discipline helps children think before they act. Suffering enlightens us if our heart is "trained up" correctly. Wrong choices set things in motion that bring hurt, loss, and confusion; and with righteous parenting those things become incentive to make right choices.