Scripture instructs us parents not to provoke our children to anger:
And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
But what exactly do we do to hurt our children this way? John MacArthur gives us a nice list, which I’ve summarized below.
How to Provoke Your Children (things you should NOT do ;)
- Excessive Discipline
- Inconsistent Discipline
- Pressure to Achieve