Curse the darkness or light a candle?

Curse the darkness or light a candle?

 

I always try to make it a point to speak to parents who have well-behaved children when I am out.  I like to encourage and commend them on the good job they are doing. I also tell the children that they are blessed to have parents who love them enough to take the time to teach them. When I see undesirable behavior in children or adults I make sure to not give them an audience. I don’t stare at parents from a  judgment pedestal.   I move along and say a little prayer for peace and wisdom to be welcomed in their midst. Even the best of us parents and our children have had our off days. Right? Yes…  Be kind and patient. We all have room to grow in this area.

Bible  Truths

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

 Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;    he will     give delight to your heart.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go;    even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,    the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior    are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man    who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame    when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

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