When the bad choice is made by the child and then discovered by the adult, the healthy adult uses it as an opportunity to show the child why they were warned in the first place so that it becomes a learning experience. If the child feels shame or fear, the healthy adult is quick to let the child know he/she is still loved and worthwhile. It is made clear that it is an act of love for the adult to do whatever it takes to help this loved child learn to make good choices.
God sees those who choose to follow Him as fully forgiven children who need His help in making good choices. He is willing to give that help.
He gives us instruction in black and white (the Bible). And, he promises to speak to us from within to remind us if we will just listen. He even promises to help us do the good behavior He is prompting. Take a look at Philippians 2:13 —“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
Our bad choices are not a reflection of who we really are. Our bad choices are an event to learn from. If we have hurt someone else with our bad choice, we take responsibility for it, and make amends if we can.
How you decide to think about your bad choices will have significant consequences. Knowing and thinking the truth has always been difficult for mankind.
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” — Proverbs 23:7