Here are the eight main points I covered in the podcast. If you have you questions or comments put them in the comment section. The verses I mentioned are Proverbs 10:14, 13:21, 14:3, 22:8, 22:15, 23:13-14, 26:3, 29:15, and Hebrews 12:3-11.
First, the rod should be used when words do not work.
Second, as a general rule a rod, that is some implement should be used, not your hand.
Third, in our culture I would recommend against physical force in public. .
Fourth, your discipline should not leave long term marks. If you are bruising your child there is a problem.
Fifth, do not spank in anger. If you are not in control of your emotions you should not discipline.
Sixth, spanking isn’t the only form of discipline, but it is often the most effective one.
Seventh, study your child to learn what type and what level of discipline works best for your child.
Eighth remember your child’s frame. If you have had them up till midnight the night before have some compassion on them. You would want the same done for you.
Ninth, repent to your children when you sin against them. As they get older acknowledge God’s rod in your life.