Disciplining children is one of the most important and most difficult responsibilities of parents. And although a lot of research has already been done on the subject, there is still a great deal of controversy about the appropriate ways to impose discipline upon children. The mounting advice from various sources has, in fact confused a lot of parents on how they could really effectively set limits on their children.
Although I have found some parenting advice on discipline to be helpful, my principles on the matter are still based on what the Bible teaches. I try to take inspiration from God’s principles of discipline, which can be found all over the Scriptures. I also turn to the book of Proverbs as it contains plentiful wisdom regarding child-rearing.
One of these days, I will try to put out a more detailed post on this subject; but as of the moment, let me point you to this wonderful read: Discipline or abuse: The choice between judgment and grace.