(Proverbs 29:17 KJV) Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
We are expected to “correct” (3256) our children. Yes, I know the Hebrew says “son” (1121) and that is the correct translation, even if you like the CEV. But I am not translating. I am trying to understand. Just as when we say, “Let’s go get a Coke,” and we order a root beer, words can be used specifically and have a general understanding.
That is a tangent. The first point of this verse is that parents are to be parents. Adults are to be adults. The reason for that is that children will be children. You can quote me on that.
Correcting is defined as “to discipline, chasten, admonish.” It is not pleasant to give or receive. It is still a command of God. Too often we want to “comfort” (5117) and “delight” (4574) our children. That is their job, but they won’t be able to do it if we don’t prepare them.
So? Accept the responsibility that God has given to you. The Holy Spirit works through people. Last time I looked I noticed that you are one.