Parenting Proverbs

Parenting is never easy, but the Word of God provides us with many Proverbs to encourage us and help us on our journey.
October 4, 2023

Teaching your child to respect you is essential. A child who disrespects their parents will become a student who disrespects their teacher. Then, an employee who disrespects their boss. Ultimately, a person who disrespects God.

The progression is inevitable. 

The commandment to honor your father and mother has a promise attached, ‘that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land. This promise is not a guarantee, but it is logical. If the child honors their parents from a young age, they are less likely to do things as they grow, which could cause an early death or a lot of trouble that has consequences. 

Proverbs For Meditation

While parenting is not easy, here are a few simple Proverbs to memorize to help you in your parenting.

Proverbs 10:17– Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

Proverbs 12:1– Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 13:1– A wise son heeds his father’s instructions, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.

Proverbs 13:24– Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Proverbs 22:6– Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:15– Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.

Proverbs 29:15– A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

Proverbs 29:17– Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delight you desire.