Proverbs 19:18 
Chasten your son while there is hope,
and do not spare your soul for his crying.

The most important part of a child's life?
Parents who lack their own self-discipline?
Lack of discipline is generational.
Today few realize how far back this goes!

Lack of discipline is actually an act of "teaching".  Your actions or lack of actions are the child's only guide.
It teaches absolute selfishness. This is a most lazy selfish act by the parent.  It begins generations of suffering.
With no return path to Jesus. It teaches the child pride in it's mistakes, and it will hate correction.
The child has been raised by the devil, and will die defending his "freedom".     
Proverbs 22:6   Train a child in the way he should go; when he is old he will not depart from it.

How Dr. Spock Destroyed America by Reb Bradley 
In the last 50 years our nation has taken a moral nosedive.  Since 1960 the rate of violent crimes has more than tripled. Every day there are news reports of heinous crimes unheard of in America a generation ago. Children murder their playmates, their teachers, and their parents. Teenage mothers abandon their newborn babies in trashcans, and every year students commit carnage on their classmates. Our culture has sunk so low that children are no longer safe with their teachers in school or at church - scores of men and women are arrested every year for preying on the children under their care.
  The sexual revolution that started in the 60's continues with many casualties. Promiscuity has become so rampant that 1 of every 4 teenage girls now has a sexually transmitted infection. In the last 5 decades practices have become so deviant that the number of distinct STD's had risen from 5 to more than 50 - a sudden increase of a thousand percent. Obsession with sexual violence has brought a 318% increase in
sexual assault.     Our nation is in severe moral decline and the descent is not slowing.   
The church leads this.
     As a parenting counselor, it is not too difficult to trace the cause of our troubles back to its origin. Our problem started with American icon, Dr. Benjamin Spock.    Spock's child rearing book "Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care," first published in 1946, sold 750,000 copies the first year, has since sold over 50 million copies, and is sixth in sales only to the Bible. Life magazine certified the depth of his influence, naming Spock among the 100 most important people of the twentieth century. 
  America just happened to be ripe for Spock's ideas. World War II had ended and we were experiencing great prosperity. With prosperity comes indulgence and an appetite for luxury. We began to raise our children with the same indulgent view we were developing. On top of this, as America had elevated psychological and sociological experts we had lost confidence in ourselves as parents.   Insecurity caused
parents to new ideas from an "expert."
  Within a decade after Spock's first book, a perceptible change began to develop in American families. Under Spock's influence, parents were watching their children become sassy and contentious, and increasing numbers were seeing them become juvenile delinquents and criminals. Over the last 50 years this out-of-control behavior has led to a 300 percent increase in the rate of violent crime.    As the crime rate started to crawl up, SAT scores began to drop. Teenagers began to exercise less moral restraint and revealed an increasing contempt for
authority. The free-love hippy movement and student protests were the inevitable outcomes of Spock-inspired parenting.
  Doctor Spock was aware of his negative influence upon parents. In a 1968 interview with the New York Times, Spock admitted that the first edition of his child-rearing book had contributed to an increase of permissive parenting in America. "Parents began to be afraid to
impose on the child in any way," he said. In his 1957 he tried to remedy that, but his rewrite didn't succeed. Spock failed to see the deeper problems of his philosophy, subsequent editions continued to promote parenting that cultivated narcissism, entitlement, and victim thinking.
  Instead of stressing the importance of teaching self-denial and respect for authority, Spock
emphasized accommodating children's feelings and catering to their preferences. No longer did children learn they could endure Brussels sprouts and suffer through daily chores. Using Spock's approach, parents began to feed self-indulgence instead of instilling self-control - homes were becoming less parent-directed and more child-centered. As parents elevated children's "freedom
of expression" and natural cravings, children became more outspoken, defiant, and demanding of gratification. In fact, they came to view gratification as a "right."   Spock's solutions reflected total ignorance of the hedonistic bent of human nature, and fostered an
over-exalted sense of self-importance in children.
  One of the flaws in Spock's approach was that he promoted conflicting goals. He wanted children to learn to follow the leadership of their parents, but he also wanted them to be outspoken and independent from a young age. His teaching was inadvertently skewed in favor of
raising children to think more of themselves than others -- particularly those in authority over them.
    For most of history, such indulgence was considered "spoiling a child." Many parents who live for their children's happiness admit that they "spoil them a little," but such practices are outrageous, since to "spoil" something is to "ruin" it. Our culture now suffers great moral decline and our lawmakers legislate like indulgent parents, because of such a significant misunderstanding of love and discipline.
  The modern idea of being guided by feelings stands in contrast to the Bible.

Solomon instructed us to "Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying" (Prov 19:18).
God made clear that our feelings cannot be trusted, in the area of parenting.
HE went on to say that the proof of love is the willingness to bring pain through discipline

President Trump is a product of the Dr. Spock generation. Lacks the discipline to rule honestly. 
Controlled by vanity, selfish greed and pride, lacking any moral values.   
Elected by a Godless selfish majority, anxious to believe his lies.

Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.

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