If both you and your child understand that something they've done is wrong, and you DON'T discipline them accordingly, the message you're sending is that you don't care. That hurts much worse than any discipline you could've doled out.
A good portion of humility is patience. Perseverance, as one of the key fruits of believers, is something that is wrought alongside of patience. Jesus taught His apostles to be patient and wait on God’s timing for everything.