I am now since almost 4 months a Nursery leader at a non denominational church that still includes Jesus and his teachings .
I lead The Nursery with a couple and despite that non of us has children of our own , Many parents are full of gratitude and praise .
But that is actually beside the point ( Just short background information) .
Anyways , I cannot help but observe the parents and how they seem to raise the children.
In my time ( 1981-2000) or at least till 19 95 discipline was part of raising children. I was never spanked , But I was raised with assertiveness and patients and love .
These children in Nursery though seem or at least some of them obviously NEVER heard the word no .
I do understand that parents are thought that these are God's children and that they are innocent and all , But from my perspective that does not mean that they should not be disciplined .
I am.not thinking here as a religious person or atheist, I am using common sense .
Even The old testament, People who go to read the 10 commandements, But that does not mean they immediately stop lying , Stealing or anything else that The testament talks about !
It is the parents job to teach their children right from wrong by saying no when necessary and those who teach children, But not GOD !
Parents and teachers in religious institutions are supposed to follow the teachings of The leader and use their own mind as well .
Being a parent is a lifetime responsibility and if you are religious, You do NOT hand that responsibility to GOD ! You let God GUIDE YOU by following what you remember from your own child hood that you appreciated and what you have seen other parents do that was impressive.
Thank you for reading