Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Unattended Children: Proverbs 29

"The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother."
"Correct your son, and he will give you rest;, yes, he will give delight to your soul."
Proverbs 29: 15 & 17

This sign cracks me up! I'm sure we can all think of a dozen places of business or places we go that we'd love to see this hanging.

Not having any children of my own, unruly ones seem to irritate me more. Oh, I know that any child can have a temper tantrum or an attitude no matter how dilligent or attentive the parents are but I see an awful lot of SPOILED children in this day & age. Children who's parents don't believe in discipline or aren't available enough to bestow it on the child so they become more & more unruly. Its sort of a viscious circle because its getting harder & harder to have the financial ability to be a stay-at-home parent. So the last thing these working parents want to do when they haven't seen their child all day is discipline him or her. My hat goes off to the working parents! Its got to be hard!


  1. What a great, great sign!
    It fits so well with the Proverb you chose for the day.

  2. Really kind of you Becky to put me on your list.
    I agree with you. Here also parents are spoiling their children both working and SAHs. Someitmes they just don 't want to take the trouble.Others who 've had a deprived childhood want to overindulge their kids.Its hrd job.

  3. Discipline and children - go hand in hand. I used to look at parents of unruly children after being a single parent of my oldest child (my 1st hubby died when Jared was nine-months old) and think, "Well, if they would just discipline that kid...'

    Then ten years later after remarrying, I had my second child. The term "discipline" took on a whole new meaning...

    It's hard, you sometimes have to get very creative in reinforcing the boundaries, especially with a special needs child. (My youngest has Mixed Receptive/Expressive Language Disorder) For my youngest, a "break" or "time-out" to calm down is so necessary but took us a long time and a lot of tears (and countless prayer) to get him to comply.

    Enough for now, needless to say, guidance and loving, gentle, but firm discipline (setting those boundaries) is so needed. I have a request. When each of us as brothers and sisters in Christ see an unruly child, please say a pray for the child but also for the parents too. Sometimes they just may not know what to do... I've felt that way for sure!

    BTW Beck - posted my MeMe today!

  4. OH yeah! Amen to this Becky. Looking forward to your visit today :D - we've got a lot of catching up to do!

  5. Well now since I work in recovery I have to recover young children. From 6 months on up. And children are not happy when they have surgery. So we have a lot of crying kids to listen to everyday. It can get to you. I think God moved me to recovery to teach me patience with children. And I deal with a lot of parents. This working in recovery as opened my eyes a little. I am sure God has something in store for me with children. It seems all of the mission trips I have been on revolve around children. My next mission trip is to a children's camp and an orphanage. And adoption keeps finding it way into my life. I feel that God is working on a plan for me. I am not sure at this point what it is but I think God is getting me ready for something.
    Oh, I loved your previous post.

  6. Yes, little children can be a challenge (as well as the big ones). Jesus had a lot of patience, to stop his teaching, and let the children come and sit on his lap. The disciples weren't thrilled, but Jesus saw a special spirit within them--their trusting nature.

    Regarding your comment my "GhostTown" post. I can't wait to see that girlie-quad! You have many adventures awaiting you! Those duds I have on are actually made for men. But what man would want purple , yellow and white? So I got a great deal on them!

  7. Miss Becks - loved our time yesterday... the book is good till June 21, tho I suspect you will be done it long before then, my friend. *hugs* for your day!