15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame
Today, many parents believe that you should not punish your kids. They allow their children to make decisions on their own, but they will still say they hope their kids turn out better than they did. Well, if you want your kids to be better than you, then you have to be the parent that corrects them when they are wrong. If you let them think they can coast through life with no consequences for their actions, then they will end up having to learn it the hard way. The Bible tells us to teach our kids the right way, and yes, that means correcting them if they are in the wrong. If you don’t, then when they become adults and stay in trouble, it is your fault.