SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.”–Ephesians 6:4(NLT)
The purpose of parenting discipline is to help children grow, not to exasperate and provoke them to anger or discouragement. Parenting is not easy—it takes a lot of patience to raise children in a loving, Christ-honoring manner.
But frustration and anger should not be causes for discipline. Instead, parents should act in love, treating their children as Jesus treats the people He loves. This is vital to children’s development and to their understanding of what Christ is like.