Children´s Discipline and Spanking

1294 WordsJul 13, 20186 Pages
Many parents find themselves using frequent sayings such as, “do not touch that”, do not do that”, and “stop being mean to your sister!” Along with those sayings, parents still refer to a specific passage from the Bible, Proverbs 22:15, which states: Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. The chapters 22 and 23 of Proverbs speak of how the rod should be used and when. It also tells parents spanking the child will not kill him. Many researchers and parents would argue these facts and state is does cause harm but if they could understand the limitations of the teachings, incorporate communication, and set boundaries the use of a rod would instill wisdom, instruction, and…show more content…
This is something that a parent could have a hard time reversing and the child will grow up questioning their self-worth, leading to the issues mentioned earlier. Afterwards, the parent should communicate their pain to the child rather than anger. The parent needs to explain that they are heartbroken because of what the child did, showing they know the child can do better. Mentioning to the child that he/she betrayed the parents trust and letting them see how the parent feels will show disappointment. This is better than mentioning anger to the child or showing it because the child will be cautious of their actions rather than fearful of an angry acting parent. Setting Boundaries When Getting Physical A parents attitude plays a big role when discipline children responsibly. Many studies state harsh punishment and frequent physical actions between parent and child have only negative effects. In reference back to the Bible the verse Proverbs 23:26 states: My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. Children look up to their parents and that relationship should never be compromised. First off if a parent can only disciple out of anger instead of love the parent needs to have a time out themselves to collect thoughts before talking to or spanking the child. The parent should tell the child, “please go to a certain area and wait”. S So now the parent has done
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