"Spare the rod spoil the child"

"Spare the rod spoil the child"

This is my niece and nephew, that was taught that spanking is a form of discipline that we believe in. If we don't discipline our children they'll take advantage of us.
This is my niece and nephew, that was taught that spanking is a form of discipline that we believe in. If we don't discipline our children they'll take advantage of us.

"Spare the rod spoil the child"

If the Holy bible believes in disciplining the children, why is it hard for us to do. Read Proverbs:chapter 22:5 which States. Foolishness is bound in the heart of child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Proverbs:chapter 23: 13-14 State. Withold not corrections from the child; for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shall beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

All of these scriptures tell us to chastise and discipline our children, but 90% of us have bought into the I love them to much; to hit them system of things. Then we wonder will someone see our disciplinary actions as child abuse, but the bible say to beat them they want die. I remember back in the sixties, our parent believed in disciplining their children and they had help from grand parent, relatives and friends.

Back then if someone saw you doing wrong or being disrespectable, they would stop you ; and tell you that they were going to tell your parent . Right away you knew that meant a butt burning for you. Back in the day, you knew people genuinely care about children and their respectable up bringings. Now days the younger children don't give a hoot or a holler about respecting their elders and the reason for that is, they haven't been taught respect at home. It's sad but the children can only give back what they were given.

The parent have to give respect in order to get respect. I realize that in the old days, there was hardly any children going to jail or killing up people, stealing or doing drugs, the bar has been raised on todays children. The children today has been raise without disciplinary actions. Many of them don't have any remorse for doing things that are wrong. We as parent can't blame anyone for our short comings in regards to raising our children but us.

There are more of our children going to jail ad being killed today, then there was yesterday. I totally believe in the words of God and he said to chastise our children and I believe in doing so, I believe it will make them better human beings. I know that we have those that would rather die than to spank their children, but if you don't do it; the police, the prison system, and everyone else will chastise them.

The chastisement they will get from others, will be in away that you want approve of; but there want be anything you can do about it. Parent if we start chastisement when they're young, when they get older they'll know how to treat you and respect others. When you teach your child in the way that they should go, you will be proud of the outcome. I think it's always better to be a proud and happy parent instead of being disappointed and sad in the end.

Start now, spanking their hands and even a couple swats on the back side, I promise your children will grow up to be a respectable citizen of the community; and not someone you're to shame to look at in public.

Benny FayeDouglass

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creativeone59 3 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Hilda, for your visit and your wise comment, I agree with you. If the bible says to beat the child it want kill them, who are we to say no. No discipline, is what destroys our children. If you love them you have to teach them right and wrong but most of all respect for rules and regulations in life. Thanks again for your input. Godspeed. creativeone59


hilda viera 3 years ago

i have a biological daughter and a step daughter i spanked my daughter when she misbehaved but i dont spank my step daughter and neither do her father or mother now my daughter is a beautifully behave child she does what she is told does her chores and i get praise from her theachers or any one one who observes her behavior now my step daughter crys and throws fits when she doesnt get her way doesnt clean up after her self when me or my husband ask her to pick up her stuff she crys one day my husband told her to clean her room then they can go out side she said she too tired to clean her room but she isnt too tired to go ride her bike even other kids dont like to play with her cause she whines and crys all the time and my cousin and his wife dont belive in spanking either i witness his daughter call him stupid ass and other names she gave me the finger we all went to other my cousin wedding and during the ceremony they were running around like wild animals were was my daughter sitting quietly next to me im not saying beat them but a tap in the behind never killed any one


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creativeone59 4 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Stacy, I really do agree with you, I don't uphold my children in their wrong doing. If they wrong they wrong and I tell them so. Most people don't underdstand that if you don't disicipline them, they will end up in prison or worse.


Stacey 4 years ago

Hi have a nightmare with 2 children from a Christian home in my street they lie and defend there children when they beat my child. My child's not perfect and I smack and ground her for bad behaviour. These 2 children are bullies and no parents like them only there own. All the parents talk about how cheeky and bullish and everyone blames the parents. So not chastising children hurts the child cause no one outside there own patents like them. The bible doesn't say defend ur child no matter what it says discipline them children are little sinners and need love and also loving punishment which sometimes requires the rod of correction. Although Iv rarely hit my son he never needed it my daughter is different she has been smacked and punished and it has changed her behaviour for good.


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creativeone59 4 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you for your visit and comment, I didn't make the rules God did. God bless you. creativeone59


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

May God bless you too, my dear friend. Have a blessed day. Godspeed.


Ben 5 years ago

It is truly sad that people like you are actually parents. If the best you can do is purposefully hit your kid then you really are pathetic. And worse you hide behind Old Testament nonsense similar to that that promotes slavery and suggests you murder your child for being disrespectful. No wonder Jesus wept.


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Barbara for being a blessing to me. Some of the young folk don't believe in the words of God, but I try to live mylife accordingly.I thank you for your visit and comment. Godspeed. creativeone59


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barbara l coleman 5 years ago from Dothan, Alabama

I really enjoy reading your articles and have saved you as a follow...


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Crystal honey, I'm sorry that you were abused, but I live my life according to God word, and that is not an excuse, he says to beat it want kill them, these are words form the bible. If you you have a problem with the word of God,then's that an issue you will definitely have to take it up with God. When you discipline your children, you have to know how to spank them, or you probably would hurt them. I would rather discipline my children then for them to grow up unruly and disrespectful to their elders, or in up in prison for all manner of evil actions. God bless you and Godspeed in raising your son. creativeone59


Wake up 6 years ago

In the bible in the prayer the lord is my sheapard I shall not want states god is my rod and staff therefore the rod is god which in John 1 tells us the word is Jesus which is god therefore I know that if

we go by gods word train the child in the way he should go meaning teach that child about god the truth will set your children from sin when he is old he won't depart please if god speaks to u on this send it to the world we never needed anything more than gods word it's time to wake up in the name of Jesus Christ I pray for all that have breath to hear amen amen


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you, for you honest comment and feedback. God bless you. creativeon59


Shannon 6 years ago

God's word is the true and he meant exactly what he said, but we as parent can take these scripture about spanking and believe what we want to believe. However, we all can agree or disagree but just remember the word of God is what we should live by and how to discipline our children. I personal believe that the rod could be in teachng a child. But we all have beliefs.


amber 6 years ago

would you want to marry your rapist because god said you had to? Have you ever read revelations. Nothing in revelations is meant to be taken literally. Sometimes God's word Isn't meant exactly the way It's said.


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

You can us can use it metaphorical if you want, I am using Gods word for exactly what is. I don't really care what the behavioral specialist,pediatrician, or psychologist says they are not God talking. I see you're apparently not going to change your stand on this issue, and God knows 'm not either.

I strictly live my life by the word of God. Godspeed. creativeone59


amber 6 years ago

Everything said in the bible about the rod was proven by bible scholars to be metaphorical. The origin of spanking was not in the bible. It was much later and started only between husband and wife, and was believed to increase fertility in women. It has also been proven by child behavioral specialists, child psychologists and pediatricians allover the world that spanking can cause life long psychological damage and emotional issues. The bible also says that if you have a lazy son, you should bring him in front of the town and stone him. And that if a man rapes a woman, he has to marry her and pay her father. Does that sound logical to you?


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

I have read in the bible about spanking,that's why I wrote the hub. God said to beat the child it want kill him, so if God said it, who am I to question him. spanking is a part of raising children, there's to much of not doingit that's is why some many are going to jail and worse. Thanks again for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

By beg you the differ, I quote the scriptures in my hub, you should go back and them read again because the reason for the violence of men, and men in prison is for the lack there of corrections from the parent. Thank you kindly for your comment. creativeone59


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you for your comment,the bible always rings true, but most of the time we don't be listening to the words of God or the words of the bible which is one of the same. again thank you and have a blessed day. creativeone59


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MistHaven 7 years ago from New Jersey

I definitely agree with that saying "spare the rod, spoil the child." A lack of discipline is a very big factor in the reason why children run all over thier parents and others. The problem is, people who don't deserve to be parents are making children and leaving them to grow up without discipline.


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Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

That's so true.

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