What absolute HOG-WASH!!! I thought such beliefs died out with Dr. Spock.
God’s Word tells us:
Proverbs 13:2424 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Proverbs 19:1818 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.Proverbs 22:1515 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.Proverbs 23:13-1413 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
The Bible teaches that a parent who truly loves their children will take the time to discipline them. Little children do not know the concept of reasoning. You cannot sit down with a three year old and explain to “little Johnny” that it’s not nice to ____. Whether you want to admit it or not, your children are as big a sinner as you and I are. Parents who do not consistently discipline their children are not showing them love.
My wife and I raised four children, and we both were firm disciplinarians. When our children willfully disobeyed us, they clearly knew the consequences. The result? For years while our children were growing up, we had constantly received compliments on their behavior. People couldn’t understand how we could bring four children in and have them behave themselves in a public setting. Now that they are teenagers, we are teaching them the principles of proper child-rearing with the desire to have well-behaved grandchildren.
Unlike the pseudo-psychologists who propagate such filth, we know the difference between punishment and discipline. Punishment is punitive retribution for breaking or violating a rule. Discipline is an action or consequence used with the intent of teaching the violator to obediently follow the established rules.
And what are the predominant results of Dr. Spock’s psycho-babble? A generation of rebellious and stiff hearted outcasts who don’t know how to properly act in civilized society.
DM, keep your garbage where it belongs: in the trash heap!