Failing to discipline our children with the rod, as God commands, hurts the child, the parents, other siblings, babysitters, school teachers, and society in general. Children who are left to themselves and who get thier own way are not prepared for a job, for marriage or for life. Many questions come up about spanking: How hard should we spank? How old should a child be? What if my spouse doesn't support me? Should I discipline my children in front of others? etc. In this sermon, these questions will be addressed.