“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NKJV
This dad teaches his boys how to be real men, telling them to repeat the phrase, “Boys don’t cry, they figure it out.” He talks to them firmly, but in a nice way. He makes his young boy stand to face the wall as his punishment for doing something wrong to discipline him. He tells them that they must look people in the eye when talking to them as a sign of respect, and to love one another. He assures them that dad is just there whenever they have problems to help them figure them out.
It’s a fact that good parenting yields good children. The Bible tells us to teach our children everything that is right. It’s great to do what this dad does to his kids, but we must make sure that everything is motivated by love. Ephesians 6:4 says, “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” It should always be “discipline” and not torture. This verse simply implies that correcting our children should only be within the boundaries of the principles of the Word of God. And with that, we can never go wrong.
Parents should not instill fear when confronting their kids about the wrong things they’ve done. Everything should be founded on love, for this will have a negative repercussion on their emotions. Assure them that you love them that’s why you’re doing it, and that you want them to be a better person.