He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
I personally do not enjoy spanking my children, many times I have cried right along side of them after I have had to spank them or do a hold therapy with them. I know by disciplining my children when they are young will be helpful in the future. My children have a respect for authority. I always say I would rather spank and discipline my young children than to leave it to the cops when they get older.
So we are always trying to make the Bible a resource and fun book to read. I like to buy a bag of Hershey’s Kisses. I then have all my kids get their Bibles. As we gather in our family room, my hubby will call out a book and verse in the Bible, the first one to find it gets a candy tossed to them. Since we have 5 kids and age range of 4-17, we often make teams so the little ones are included. If your kids are not able to read yet, you can teach them a verse and each time they can recite it give them a candy. Lets keep our kids looking up!