Discipline vs Punishment
Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
Parenting is hard work. It's easy to just leave the difficult task for leading and disciplining to our kids' school teachers, sports coaches, and to just leave them to grow and learn on their own. To some degree, kids do need to learn from their own experiences without us interfering at every minor event, but they definitely also need direction and leadership.
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