When my wife and I first learned we (I say we because the men need to be part of the pregnancy as well) were pregnant with Haylee, we started deciding different ways to parent this little being. Since it took so long to get her (three years) we wanted to do everything correctly. This was probably a big mistake. There is no way to raise a child correctly in everything. One topic we talked about was discipline. Neither one of us wanted to spank our little girl. We decided to not spank. We looked at different ways like time out, taking things away, and many other things. Once Haylee hit two years old, this all changed. Haylee is a very energetic little girl. She goes until she passes out. We started taking things away but it didn’t help at all. If we took all her toys away, she would just find something else to do. We tried washing her mouth out with soap and she liked the taste. We tried time outs. This would work for awhile but she out grew that. We knew we needed to start spanking. We searched the Bible and found a couple of bible verses that shows us God commands us to discipline our child. One of them is Proverbs 13:24Proverbs 13:24
English: World English Bible - WEB

24 One who spares the rod hates his son, But one who loves him is careful to discipline him.
and the other is Ephesians 6:4Ephesians 6:4
English: World English Bible - WEB

4You fathers, don't provoke your children to wrath, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
. Once realized we needed to do it out of love of our daughter, it became easier to do. The first few times broke our hearts. We cried along with her. There will be times when you will not want to spank your child. Then there will be times when you are worried you did it too hard. They key to that is to never spank out of anger. Sit with your child and explain why you are going to spank him or her. Let the child know God commanded you to do it. Find passages in the Bible that explain this. Then spank your child. When you are done, tell your child you love them and that is why you had to spank him or her.

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