"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward".
I don't know what you see when you look at children, be they yours or someone else's. Children bring joy and happiness .
They are an emblem of blessings, prosperity and every good thing of life that you can imagine, so! if you as a parent train them well, you will enjoy them when they are grown but if you choose to ignore those seemingly minor attitudes of theirs and keep saying "allow them, they are children, they don't know what they are doing", get ready, it will only take a little while and they grow up with those same attitudes and also add up some more because in every seed is the full potential of a tree and so prio to your planting it, it seemed small, tiny and maybe helpless but your trust in that seed showed up when you planted it consciously or unconsciously. When you planted it, it went into the ground and began to do what it knew best to do of which after a while becomes that tree that you will either admire or dislike.
Guess what! If you actually planted a good fruit of course when it grows, you will definitely enjoy the fruits that it produces, but if it was a bad fruit, ☁😊☁☁😊☁😁☁
every time you see it, you will just be angry about it like Jesus was at the fig tree and caused it.
But in our case study today, when you allow those wrong seeds in those children, you are indirectly planting the wrong seeds unknowingly to you and the amazing part is that, you will be thinking when they are of age, you will correct them but to your amazement, you didn't even realize when they became of age until those attributes gained control over their lives and you couldn't do anything about it any more because it's too late.
You know what! They will put "GRAVEL STONES" in your mouth and at this point, you will be left with no Choice but to eat and swallow them as the children display in front of dignitaries, friends and we'll wishers.
Which do you prefer? A child that will make you proud or the one that will bring you shame and disgrace?
The choice is all yours to make.
The Bible says in Proverbs 22vs15
"Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him".
Also remember that as a parent to that child, you are only but a caretaker, God gave you those children to take care of and so one day, you will give account to Him on how you trained them and He will reward you accordingly.