Let Children Rebel or Discipline them?

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Proverbs 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

Proverbs 23:13-14 3 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

Proverbs 22:6 6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.

ESV Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

KJV Proverbs 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. (Sheol)

100 and 1. 100 represents how many people over a 30 day period are repeatedly driven to anger and frustrated aggravation by unrestrained outbursts of children in restaurants, church, day care, play time activities, funerals and other places spoiled by a child left to his devil-may-care nature. This does not include parents, the child himself, pets, siblings or even schoolmates. (Have you ever seen brutish children terrorize animals or delight in torturing helpless creatures?) As a Mentor for various YMCA's, I constantly see child care workers quit because of bratty children who RUIN CHILD PLAY PLACES FOR EVERYONE. One sees these workers carrying a needless weight in their downcast faces as the flagrant disobedience of the few brings the entire production to an ignominious halt for all.

Now the number 1 comes into play:

1 Minute. That's the maximum time to spank a child so he, magically and suddenly, LISTENS to corrective words. Countless hours of pain for all, even a lifetime of egocentricity run rampant, can be traded for a momentary discomfort: the fleeting spanking attention-getter which reminds children they are in control of their own discomfort. Want joy? Behave well by honoring the guidance of parents, teachers and those who love you. Want a spanking? Then wreck and ruin social settings for all and see what you get. It's their choice.

Parents and educators, what do you prefer? 100 people incessantly enduring needless public menace or 1 minute of long lasting incentive to self control? The child familiar with spanking soon realizes they have the power to avoid any unpleasantness at all. And they will avoid it. The child left to his own selfish instincts reaps the unhappiness and uncontrolled rage and tantrum bound up in the heart of children as I see EVERY DAY in day cares, classes and planned child events. The benefit of these events is quickly spoiled by one or two truculent spirits because some refuse to consider the other children and are happy to let their parental promiscuity run roughshod over the well behaved children.

Truth is, 1 minute is overkill. 30 seconds or less, of a spanking, is better than untold years of imposing real defeating pain on those suffering the instincts run amok of an undisciplined child.

What happens to children and men when left to themselves?

Genesis 6:5-6 The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. 6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.

Hebrews 12:3-15 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.