Children Need Discipline

India
February 7, 2007 4:36am CST
I firmly believe that children need discipline, they need our love and care along with that they need us to be strict with them, we have to bring them up teaching whats wrong and right, and also putting the fear of god in them is the most important part of it, what is your opinion on this subject
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@bicklelady (1411)
• United States
8 Feb 07
The Bible says spare the rod, spoil the child. I believe there is discipline and then there are abuse. When my boys was growing up, when they would do anything wrong, I would give them a spanking, or time out, or ground them. My boys are 20 and 14 now and so far they have never been in any kind of trouble.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
The Bible doesn't say that. Benjamin Franklin did.
@villageanne (8555)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I think children need to be taught dicipline also. They need to learn that their choices have consequences from a loving parent before they are sent into the world to fend for themselves. I think they need to also know that Heavenly Father loves them and will protect and watch over them if they ask him. they need to know that Heavenly Father is their frined and he is always there, even when they do something wrong.
• India
9 Feb 07
You are right, they have to be taught to fear god, aslong as they fear god, then that should be a good guide for them
@soorimd (301)
• India
7 Feb 07
the more you try to discipline more they try to be rebels . it is always better to teach them what is good and what is bad by true love and our own disciplined behaviour
• India
9 Feb 07
It depends upon the kind of discipline, if its is constant physical abuse then that would not be discipline, anyway, there is a verse in the bible that says that the rod should not be spared in discilining the children. Thanks for the response,Have a great day
@mamatika (225)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
a gree 100% with u.
@jenalyn (675)
• United States
8 Feb 07
It is the responsiblity of the parent to mold their children and prepare them to be adults. I think that if you don't discipline your children and leave it up to them to decide what is right and wrong then you are failing them as a parent. It is the reason we are parents, we are supposed to guide them and teach them. Then they can become responsible adults and have a better chance to live a happier life making better decisions and having morals. It sometimes is necessary to put the fear of god in the ones that are hard headed and don't listen the first time. I am happy that I haven't had to do that with my daughter more than once. She would not stop talking in school and had bad grades. We finally got through to her, education is important and she does a lot better now.