On this page you will find a selection of proverbs about children and parents. The two themes are that (1) parents should teach their children how to live and should themselves set a good example for their children because what children learn from their parents determines their whole life; and that (2) parents should not avoid punishing their children and, in fact, should discipline their children for the children's own good.
These proverbs come from the Good News Bible.
The parent should be a good example and a wise teacher for his child
Children are fortunate if they have a father who is honest
and does what is right.
Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it
all their lives.
The parent should discipline his child for the child's own good
Children just naturally do silly, careless things, but a good spanking will
teach them how to behave.
Don't hesitate to discipline children. A good spanking won't kill them.
As a matter of fact, it may save their lives.
Correction and discipline are good for children. If they have their own way,
they will make their mothers ashamed of them.