Too many children hear empty threats. I’ll be walking through a grocery store and I’ll hear a parent say, “Now I’m warning you. I’m going to count to three. One, two, two and a half, I mean it, you are going to get it. OK, you just wait till your father gets home.”
It’s just threat after threat with nothing behind it. Remember that God has put you in charge of your children. You just remind the kids that you are doing your best to raise them in a way that pleases God and helps prepare them to be adults.