The progressive secularists intimidate parents with assertions that spanking children causes them to use violence to solve problems. It is stated so many times and with such conviction that parents who should know better have suffered an erosion of their confidence.
As parents, we want to control the behavior of our children, but there is a danger of becoming content with outward obedience while failing to reach their hearts. We must, by various means, constrain our children to obey, but it should always be with an eye toward conditioning them to desire the joy of wholesome obedience and conformity to the rules that govern family and community.
In every group of children you will discover a wide spectrum of behavioral issues. Among these is the most disturbing of all, the foolish child.
When a spat or spanking is in order, it is not a last resort; it is a God-given tool to put the finishing touches on an eternal soul.
I picked up a little toy boat that the children play with in the pool and shoved it over to the desperate mouse. He climbed aboard to the cheers of Penelope.
My parents put us children first. They used each opportunity that was given to them to mold us in love, and now with their faithful example I am striving to do the same.
I would walk behind the seed dropper and waddle like a penguin. My little feet pushed the soil over the seeds and lightly packed it. The feeling of success and accomplishment was overflowing.
This is the welcome from our first-ever newsletter, printed in May 1995.
Taken from a new chapter in the upcoming 21st Anniversary Edition of To Train Up a Child
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