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Bad Parenting 101

As police and local officials investigate another mass shooting, this time on July 4th in Highland Park, Illinois, it appears that this could have been prevented. Bobby Crimo III attempted suicide and threatened to kill his entire family iback n 2019. Yet, not only did Bobby’s parents cover for him, but the father also recently co-signed for Bobby to get a gun. This is an example of Bad Parenting 101.

Whoever loves instruction and correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is like a brute beast, stupid and indiscriminating, Proverbs 12:1.

One of the guest lecturers of Bad Parenting in the Bible is King Solomon, father of 700 wives, 300 concubines, and countless children. Those kids you hear running in the hallway of your hotel in the middle of the night is likely a byproduct of bad parenting. Since the Bible was removed from public education in the 1960’s, too many parents want to become a friend of their child, not an adult.

He who spares his rod [of discipline] hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines diligently and punishes him early, Proverbs 13:24.

As a father of three, 2 boys and 1 girl, every child is different. Some respond to spanking, others to time outs with a few simply needing to know how disappointed you are as a parent by their specific actions. There is no full proof how to a raise a newborn baby when you leave the hospital for the first time. Yet, Bad Parenting 101 occurs when you don’t consistently discipline children. Sit down with your spouse, decide on a plan and follow through, even if it hurts you. The future of America is reliant on parenting.

by Jay Mankus

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