What Does the Bible Say About Child Training?

πŸ”ΉWhat is the value of early attention to child training? It’s in the Bible, Proverbs 22:6, NIV.

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

πŸ”ΉWhat does God expect from parents as they raise children? Parents must be godly examples in words and actions. It’s in the Bible, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, NIV

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

πŸ”ΉGod expects parents to be patient. It’s in the Bible, Colossians 3:21, TLB.

“Fathers, don’t scold your children so much that they become discouraged and quit trying.”

πŸ”ΉWhat does God expect of a mother?It’s in the Bible, Proverbs 31:26, TLB.

“When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything she says.”

πŸ”ΉDiscipline is an expression of parental love. It’s in the Bible, Proverbs 13:24, TLB.

“If you refuse to discipline your son, it proves you don’t love him; for if you love him, you will be prompt to punish him.”

πŸ”ΉKind, firm correction helps children learn. It’s in the Bible, Proverbs 29:15, TLB.

“Scolding and spanking a child helps him to learn. Left to himself, he brings shame to his mother.”

πŸ”ΉThe purpose of discipline is to help the children mature, not to anger them. It’s in the Bible, Ephesians 6:4, TLB.

“And now a word to you parents. Don’t keep on scolding and nagging your children, making them angry and resentful. Rather, bring them up with the loving discipline the Lord Himself approves, with suggestions and godly advice.”

πŸ”ΉChildren often bear the consequences of their parents’ sins. It’s in the Bible, Exodus 34:7, TLB.

“I, Jehovah, show this steadfast love to many thousands by forgiving their sins; or else I refuse to clear the guilty, and require that a father’s sins be punished in the sons and grandsons, and even later generations.”

πŸ”ΉWhat response does God expect from children? It’s in the Bible, Ephesians 6:1, NIV

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”

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  1. love your kids with all you can and always be there for them, no matter what, do for them, teach them, play with them, don’t spoil them

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  2. β€œAnd now a word to you parents. Don’t keep on scolding and nagging your children, making them angry and resentful. Rather, bring them up with the loving discipline the Lord Himself approves, with suggestions and godly advice.”

    Interesting. My wife and I bring up things from years ago. But she more vehemently objects to them being brought up, and I never considered the Angry and Resentful aspects. I’ll have to reevaluate my arguments with her.

    In terms of agitation, losing my vision in one eye, briefly, years ago (Amaurosis Fugax) during an argument with my wife had a profound impact on me, I needed to find a new way. I have not permitted myself to get so agitated since.

    At work, it wasn’t too uncommon to stand virtually nose to nose yelling at each other. But that even went by the wayside with my several episodes of vision loss (not associated with arguing). But I did discover that much said during arguments in intended to inflame and not necessarily valid talking points. A few arguments with a friend at work (Ironic, ain’t it) had him, or me, extending a hand to shake immediately following the argument. He was so mad one day, I had to offer it several times. But when he offered it, he once said that he valued my friendship and didn’t want to ruin that, a very Christian thing to say.

    I realize that the Blog is about Children, and found it interesting, but the section I quoted really stood out. Good advice for Parents, Spouses, and Friends.

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    • I told someone (maybe on this post’s comment section) that one of the most compelling books I read in 1977 or 78 was ‘How to Discipline With Love” by Fitzhuge Dotson. It was for a child psychology class. (I was handling investigations of abused or neglected children as a private investigator).
      Little did I know the tremendous impact it would have for me dealing with grown ups. It helped take the venom out of some angry people, but with discipline and kindness. It was a substantial skill over the years. Thank you.

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