H/t reader squodgy:
“When reasoning fails, and benefit withdrawal is sneered at, I’m sorry but the liberal attitudes forced upon us has been a major influence in the behavioural problems of kids. Spare the rod, spoil the child.”
A light bottom smack (with the right intention) can bring small children very fast to their senses.
And if one avoids all the mistakes parents are making these days, especially during the first seven years, then that would be all that is needed in my opinion.
Sadly, children are bombarded with too much information, advertisements, subliminals, frequencies, mind-control, toxic food & water, electrosmog, etc.
Children need clear boundaries to grow roots. This will give them real security. Without boundaries they will not be able to grow wings.
Question: “What does it mean to ‘spare the rod, spoil the child’?”
Answer: The phrase “spare the rod, spoil the child” is a modern-day proverb that means if a parent refuses to discipline an unruly child, that child will grow accustomed to getting his own way. He will become, in the common vernacular, a spoiled brat. The saying comes from Proverbs 13:24, “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” The Lord uses discipline to reveal our sin to us. This is also how parents reveal the truth of our need for a Savior to their children. When a child does not feel the consequence of his sin, he will not understand that sin requires punishment. The Lord provides a way to salvation and forgiveness through Jesus, but that means little to those who do not see their sin.
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