Personally, I do not have an idea how it feels to be a parent, nor do I have an idea what parents look for in a good son or daughter.
Since I was raised a Roman Catholic, I decided to seek the wisdom bestowed upon us through the Bible.
With a little help from the world wide web, here are some verses mentioned in the Bible about parenting.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
Humans are not beyond reproach. So much more children. If parents see it fit to discipline their child, they should do so, although parents should not use this privilege to over-punish them.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother, that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
As hard as it sounds, it is our duty as children to obey our parents and the will of our God.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Being a parent is a lifetime task. It will never end until you die. It is your duty to guide your offspring, making sure that they follow the right path, the path that was laid upon by our God.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Let me say something simple. As long as you have taught your child the ways of the daang matuwid, they will always walk within the boundaries of this daang matuwid, even if you are not supervising him anymore. So trust your kids too.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Just because you have earned the title of being a “parent,” it doesn’t mean that you are beyond reproach. Be careful with your words because each word may be music to your children’s ears or arrows that make their heart bleed.