Proverbs regarding he education and training of children, child discipline and corporal punishment.
Note: If you are arrested for child abuse, don't try to get off by quoting these proverbs. Just accept the fact that you've failed.
Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment. Because I give you good instruction, do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son to my father, a tender only child before my mother, he taught me, and he said to me:"Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commands so that you will live.
Do not withhold discipline from a child; even if you strike him with the rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will deliver him from death. My child, if your heart is wise, then my heart also will be glad;
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool. Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause does not come to rest. A whip for the horse and a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!
A rod and reproof impart wisdom, but a child who is unrestrained brings shame to his mother. When the wicked increase, transgression increases, but the righteous will see their downfall. Discipline your child, and he will give you rest; he will bring you happiness.