Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs, Chapter 22, verse 6.
If we take the time and are consistent in raising our children with rules and appropriate consequences, our children will be the better for it, even in their adult lives. For one thing, it helps them have parenting skills when they are raising their own children.
As a teacher, I’ve seen the product of the opposite. There was a period of time, when some parents seemed to think that it was important to cater to a child’s every wish and didn’t have any consequences for breaking rules. When some of those kids grew up, they didn’t know how to raise their own children or how to appropriately discipline them, because those skills were never really modeled for them as they grew up.
Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.
This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections.
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