Train Up a Child

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
— Proverbs 22:6

Disciplining our children seems to have become taboo.  That’s because we have seen the public displays of so-called discipline: a parent yelling at a child in the grocery store because the child wants the parent to buy something; a parent calling a child vulgar names; a parent slapping a child on the face for some minor infraction, etc., etc.  We have all seen this happen and shrivel when it does. 

God wants us - in fact -  demands us as parents to discipline or train up our children in the proper way of doing and saying things.  We can be firm and loving without being unkind or vulgar.  Quite frankly, it takes discipline to discipline our children correctly.   We have to control our anger.  By doing so, we control our tongue and the rest of our body so we do not act or say anything that’s not proper.  Since God expects us to discipline our children, He will always be there to guide us in doing what is right.  Trust Him. 

Author Soraya Diase Coffelt