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Gene SC    Posted 01-26-2004 at 09:38:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
On the dicipline of children, The Bible says
Proverbs 12:24 He that spareth the rod
hateth his son:
Proverbs 23:13 Withhold not correction from the
23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shall
deliver his soul from Hell.
19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope
22:6 Train up a child in the way that he should
go, and when he is old, he will not depart from
This is the way I was raised and I have NO
ill feelings for my parents. I RESPECT them
I didn't always live up to their expectations
after I left home, But I came back and have NEVER
been happier.

Alias    Posted 01-26-2004 at 12:15:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Imagine that the rod is the staff and that Jesus is the rod and staff. As in, thy Rod and thy Staff, they confort me. Now imagine, if a parent spares (denies) the rod he spoils the child. Now, how about spoil as being like a rotten apple. Remember, throughout the new testement Jesus spoke in parables. In that, he would describe one thing that closely parralled another. So, in my estimation, by sparing the rod we neglect to teach, rather than, neglect to whip, our children.

Although, my father, while not a cruel man, knew that a good whacking with a paddle could ward off a multitude of transgressions. For, whenever we, my brothers and I, were tempted to do something foolhardy, we always thought about what my dad would do. And, it kept us from making a lot of mistakes. Which, leads me to another verse which said something to the order that "Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom".

Gene SC    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:48:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
You gota understand, I'm not talking about
ABUSE here, theres a big difference, along
with stern dicipline,rules, and correction,
each HAS to be done with a LOT of LOVE also
my dad always told me "I'm doing this because
I Love You" and I'm not talking about beatings
either, But Dad could really warm your back-
side width a was hard to understand as
a kid,but now I understand perfectly that he
really did love us. also,decipline by example
is cant correct a child for doing
something that YOU do everyday. But I wasn't
talking about abuse, YOu have to show LOVE.

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:58:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know you wern't talking about abuse but there are so many parents out there that cross the line. That is what I was talking about. PS there are a lot of kids who cross the line also!! Mark H.

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2004 at 10:37:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
The rod was not spared on me and boy I had a wild time growing up. I spared the rod on my Daughter and have never had a problem with her and she just turned 18. It can go both ways. It all depends on the kid. Mark H.

bill b va    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:51:47       [Reply]  [No Email]

your daughter must have taken after her mother basted on your stories about your self .

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2004 at 12:02:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
She did and because of what I did in my past it was hard to pull the wool over my eyes. I also explained how hard a life could be if you did things wrong growing up to her. I had the school of hard knocks to learn by, doing it right from the start is a much easier way. Mark H.

Patria    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:28:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I wasn't spare the -how you call it, rod?- spanking, regularly, and as if the 'dose' was higher with every pound I gained. When I had my first child my only thought was "there's gotta be a way to raise an obidient[?], respectful and God fearing kid without all that harrassment"...and there was. Thank God I'm over it now, no resentments, but had a hard time understanding, you know, coming to terms as for the reasons they had to 'behave' like that. The worse part was accepting that it hadn't been my fault, and also trying to build up my selfsteem from scratch, on my own.
There is no way I'll be convinced that there are kids who need to be abused in order to get them to obey. No way. Mine are a living proof.

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:54:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can remember many times having to fight the responce of a good spanking but also glad I did not do it! It has worked and I am very happy with the way my child turned out. Now that she is grown up I hope she will continue to follow in those ways. She did get one when she hit the neibor kid with a chunk of wood over the head. The wife saw it and responded real fast and that never happen again. She was pretty young when it happend. Mark H.

steve19438    Posted 01-26-2004 at 10:48:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
got two kids, 20 & 18, one female & one male. never touched either one in anger or distress. what my wife and i did do was to let them know how terribly they disappointed us if they made a noteworthy mistake or got outta hand. we have not been disappointed very often!!!!

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2004 at 11:10:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a 18 and 30 year old and only the 30 year old has disapointed me somewhat. But I did not raise the 30 year old for most of her life. Changing her now is a little bit to late. She is grown up and set in her ways, it is her that needs to make the life style changes now. Mark H.

VADAVE    Posted 01-26-2004 at 10:05:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My parents were in both camps. My father had the biggest, heaviest hand that ever met my backside--or so it seemed. My mother wanted to talk and explain and pursuade. Today, Some 45 years later, I find I have more respect for my father then my mother. Interesting huh.

steve19438    Posted 01-26-2004 at 10:44:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
not really. you probably have a low regard for women in general.(like father, like son)

Ron/PA    Posted 01-26-2004 at 12:13:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
What on earth made you say that? Yer one sick puppy.

Gene SC    Posted 01-26-2004 at 12:38:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm glad you commented to that last one,
I couldn't 'figger out anything to say to
that "off-the-wall stament.

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