Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: But a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
God used King Solomon to share proverbs that could change our lives. He saw that children that are undisciplined embarrass their mothers. What might be cute when they are small will embarrass you when they grow up. Be careful to discipline.
Obviously, you should be careful to discipline correctly. God never disciplines us for His pleasure but rather for our profit. That is how we should discipline our children. God always loves you when He disciplines you. That is our cure as well.
But the idea of just letting a child do what he or she wants will not work out. Having children gives you the responsibility to discipline them.
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