To Train Up A Child Author:Michael & Debi Pearl The parents who put off training until the child is old enough to discuss issues or receive explanations find their child a terror long before he understands the meaning of the word. A newborn soon needs training." "Training is a technique that always works on every child. To neglect training is to create miserable circumstances for yourself a... more »nd your child. Many of you have bypassed the training and expected the discipline alone to effect proper behavior."
"Disciplinary actions can become excessive and oppressive when the tool of training is set aside and one looks to discipline alone to do the training. I have observed proud, stern fathers ruling their house with a firm hand, and making sure everyone knows it. The rod is swift to fall and especially in the presence of company. The children tremble in his presence, fearing to incur his displeasure. I have often wondered why, if he is so firm and faithful to gain obedience, that he has not achieved it before entering the public arena. I am impressed, but not in the way he hopes."« less