There is a growing trend lately of parents taking to the internet to shame their children in a variety of ways for their bad behavior. In one, a mother beats her teen with a belt for sneaking out with boys. In another, a father shaves his son’s head into a balding “old man” haircut because he got bad grades, and in the most celebrated video yet, a mother punches her son in the face to get him out of the Baltimore riots. I have no desire to link these videos because to do so would be to continue the degradation and humiliation of these children (and parents). It isn’t that I don’t have empathy for the parents struggling to keep their kids on the right path. Parenting is not for the weak willed or timid. It’s hard, back-breaking work with no pay, major guilt, and very little sleep. I have had moments where I have considered recording my child’s screaming meltdowns just so her dad will believe me, but I don’t. Something holds me back.

Ephesians 6:4 says, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord……………. continues on PJ Media