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Child Discipline: What Does the Bible Say?

From birth and even in utero, parents shape their children’s worldview. Parents, particularly mothers play an important role in the development of their child’s superego, values, and personality. This is due to the strong tie that exists between the mother and child in infancy and early childhood. Fathers are uniquely important as well. My previous statements imply that child discipline begins with parental discipline. Developmental theorists and several studies propose that the first three to eight years of life are very critical in the development of self/personality/values. From my point of view, this shows that it is not too early to start disciplining a toddler.

So, what can parents do to ensure they are helping their children form the right values and set a good foundation for what is right and wrong? How can one discipline a toddler? What is parental discipline and why is it important? Before answering these questions in subsequent posts, I would like to know your thoughts on the following scriptures:

Thank you and stay blessed!

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