Do you value a rebuke?

Part of teaching our children to be wise is to teach them to see the value of a rebuke. It is not enough just to correct wrong behavior.  Rather, a wise son will eagerly embrace his father’s direction.  This is not a natural response.  Children are not born wise; wisdom must be taught.  One vital way to teach your children to welcome a rebuke is to model this for them. How well do you respond when you are rebuked?  Fathers, are you approachable?  Are you thankful for others who offer you feedback on your life and habits?  If you struggle with receiving a rebuke  don’t be surprised if your children do not eagerly embrace your words of rebuke.

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