What does it mean to 'spare the rod, spoil the child'?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini linda rodriquez

If you neglect to.discipline your child you will be sorry. If you think every thing they say and do is funny and don't correct them, you'll be sorry. If you don't insist them respect you, you'll be sorry. Something you may even have to spank them, but not physically abuse them, and if you don't you'll be sorry. Would you rather discipline them now or visit them in jail or the morgue? God's Word has instructions for everything, even how to raise children.

January 07 2014 Report

Mini James Kraft

Yes, we should discipline our children. But there is a right way and a wrong way. And each child is different. Some respond right away, and others it can destroy their spirit if we over do it. It takes a whole lot of discernment on our part as a parent from the spirit of God in us to be a wise parent. I was able to let some of mine do things earlier than others. It seems unfair, but that is just the way it is.

We also have to let them know that we love them all the same. That is very hard to do with out showing favortism. Having raised three boys and one girl, I had trouble with it. I was raised in a family of three boys. I had no idea how to raise a girl. Talk about different. I idid the best I could along with the help of my wonderful wife, and we raised four children that are for the most part living for the Lord. One of them is with the

We all make mistakes along the way since we are human, but God can make up for those as He loves our children much more than we do. We have to remember that our children are on loan to us from God and that they are really His and not ours.

I also think our children learn from watching us more than we know. I know that the love that was shown between my wife and I had far reaching affects on them.

I knew I was doing something right when one of my sons came home one day and told me that he thought we were a normal family until he was around a few others. He said he was glad that he was born into our family. I wept and praised the.

January 11 2016 Report

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