By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW
How often have you heard the adage, “Spare the rod; spoil the child?” What verse is that anyway?
The truth is, that’s not in the Bible anywhere. It’s a misquote of Proverbs 13:24 which states “whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.”
Notice the emphasis on “diligent to discipline.” Discipline is not a synonym for spanking, but rather a reference to the parents’ role to teach, guide, correct and love their children. And that is accomplished through a comprehensive set of discipline tools.
Note: The above comes directly from Mr. Huerta's article at Focus on the Family. Click here to read more.