Notes from a Christian mother, part X

In the final part of her discussions about the merits or otherwise of spanking, our Christian mother sums up her thoughts and ends with a vigorous defence of the practice.

There is an interesting proverb which runs: “Parents are the pride of their children” (Proverbs 17:6), and at first reading, one is tempted to think that it is back to front. And yet this is a wonderful thing when it happens; and is probably what most parents hope for, if they dare.

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