Proverbs on Parent-Child Relationships
My child, don’t ignore it when the Lord disciplines you, and don’t be discouraged when He corrects you. For the Lord corrects those He loves, just as the father corrects a child in whom he delights.
A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
A wise youth works hard all summer; a youth who sleeps away the hour of opportunity brings shame.
A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline; a young mocker refuses to listen.
If you refuse to discipline your children, it proves you don’t love them; if you love your children, you will be prompt to discipline them.
Those who fear the Lord are secure; He will be a place of refuge for their children.
Sensible children bring joy to their father; foolish children despise their mother.
Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.
It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
Discipline your children while there is hope. If you don’t, you will ruin their lives.
Children who mistreat their father or chase away their mother are a public disgrace and an embarrassment.
If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you have turned your back on knowledge.
If you curse your father or mother, the lamp of your life will be snuffed out.
Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it.
A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but discipline will drive it away.
Don’t fail to correct your children. They won’t die if you spank them. Physical discipline may well save them from death.
My child, how I will rejoice if you become wise. Yes, my heart will thrill when you speak what is right and just.
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother’s experience when she is old. Get the truth and don’t ever sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and discernment. The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure it is to have wise children. So give your parents joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.
My child, how happy I will be if you turn out to be wise! Then I will be able to answer my critics.
To discipline and reprimand a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.
Discipline your children, and they will give you happiness and peace of mind.
Her [a wife of noble character’s] children stand and bless her.