"I do solemnly swear to support and defend [you] against all enemies; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to [you]; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; so help me God."
You may not believe me, but one of the best ways I can make you feel protected is by establishing clear rules and boundaries. All of those negative behaviors and awful habits that you have developed simply must be overcome and replaced. I must stand my ground against out-of-control tantrums, foul language and physical violence. Our daily schedule will be as regimented as necessary, not to restrict you but to train you, and to let you experience the peace that comes with expectation, the security that accompanies anticipated routines. In spite of what you may say, I'm not a dictator in disguise, and the battle isn't with you. I am confronting actions and attitudes that could prove to be detrimental if not corrected.