Proverbs 29 v 17 (new century version)
Correct your children, and you will be proud; they will give you satisfaction.
There have been many ongoing themes throughout proverbs but the one that stands out to me is how we raise our children. As a parent, it is important to correct our children. This is never easy – not for the parent or the child but we have so much to lose if we dont train our children properly. In our politically correct society, discipline is a thing of the past but the bible reminds us how important it is and it is because we love our children that we correct them.
‘No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it’
Hebrews 12v11 (NIV)