Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
It was a little difficult to concentrate on the sermon this morning due to "distractions." I think parents want to befriend their children instead of giving them boundaries and rules. This certainly doesn't help them to mature into thoughtful, responsible adults. The day will come when you can befriend your child and not have to be the disciplinarian. Until then, be a parent and teach them to conduct themselves properly. Your efforts will not go unrewarded.