Dr. Benjamin Spock, was one a best selling author of the 1960s with his book on childrearing.  His ideas were mind blowing to most older parents.  He suggested letting a child cry a while before picking them up and holding them.  He advocated permissiveness over hard discipline such as spankings and scolding.  Up until that time, a spanking was not considered child abuse.

This was a decade of permissiveness which contributed greatly to what’s happened to parenting today.  It was a time of protest over race, wars, feminism, sex and independent thinking.  However, children haven’t learned about respecting themselves and others – many have an entitlement attitude – they’ve become inactive physically and overstimulated mentally.  Everything you need to know about sex is in their face before they enter middle school.  Violent behavior seems to be the norm. Families split, marriage has taken on a new meaning and moms and dads come and go like thieves in the night.

Kids are now taught or coerced into thinking they can determine their own sex, get a free college education, and be tolerant of any kind of behavior. Drugs, sex and violence are part of their every day lives.

My father cut deeper than any razor strop with his words and I endured many spankings .  I didn’t need psycho analyzing for it. I was never abused, but I remember most of my punishment included a swift slap to my backside.

The authority of parenting is now looked upon as making your child uncomfortable.  I remember being made keenly aware that when you do something wrong, you need to feel uncomfortable.

Maybe this is part of the reason people have turned away from churches.  The result of sin is anything but comfortable..

Dr. Spock’s words created a parenting revolution, but was it for the better?




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8 Responses to ROD & REPROOF

  1. “For the doctrines man have made The Word of God of no effect.” When we leave God out of our lives, only chaos can reign because with God–there is order! I’ve had my share of spankings and still here to praise God for a mother who loved me enough to correct me by any means necessary!

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  2. mommyqualm says:

    It fills my soul with joy to know there are still people who believe in spankings. As a young mother sometimes it’s hard to go against the grain but I know from my own raising, our children need to be disciplined and taught the love of God

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    • says:

      Children really need to be taught the difference between right and wrong at an early age so they are prepared to be discerning as they make life choices. Thanks for commenting. Parenting is really hard in this day and age.

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  3. Julie Harris says:

    So true… all of this 🙂

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  4. sage_brush says:

    Spock was an atheist and Freudian agent. He did more damage to the Biblical family than most anyone realizes. He encouraged mothers to put themselves first – ahead of their child. Great. Me, me, me. The antithesis of Biblical mothering and parenting as a whole.

    The Norwegian government seized five home schooled children (including a nursing infant) from their parents because they used “corporal” punishment on the kids. It could happen here. Easily.


    • says:

      That explains a lot. I think we will see things that happened in Norway before you know it. Things are changing at such a rapid. Parents are even opting to
      Have their children’s gender changed before the leave elementary school. God is our only hope.

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