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It’s a punishment many people may remember: a parent or grandparent using a switch to discipline a child.

For an Arkansas grandmother, however, that punishment landed her in jail.

According to KARK-TV, 70-year-old Norma Toussaint of Hot Springs faces a battery charge.

Toussaint said she pulled a switch off of the hedges in her front yard, stripped the leaves and used it to punish her 12-year-old great-granddaughter.

The girl called 911 and police arrested the grandmother.

“They do this to you. They think they can do anything with it and get away with it,” Toussaint told KARK-TV .

Toussaint has a court date in July. She also has a no contact order with the 12-year-old.

Toussaint said she likely won’t use a switch to punish a child again.

“I don’t think I want to go to jail again,” Toussaint told KARK-TV. “She got to learn some kind of authority.”

Proverbs 13:24KJV He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Is the use  of a physical rod for discipline, beyond the times that we live in?! Kids have more authority than the parents.

If you spank me I will call 911

Children are using a scare tactic against parents. It is witchcraft.  1 Samuel 15 KJV The Bible talks about witchcraft and it is of the devil.  I had a cousin who had children on a chan.  She bore her youngest child at 40 years old. Some of the older children were reprimanded physically. However, the never youngest child was never disciplined that way because she always threatened to call the police if her mother whipped her, so her mother decided to spare the rod given those circumstances. The child is an adult domineering and undisciplined. She even went to school for psychology (study of the mind). She just gave birth herself and could very well reap the same treatment from her child.

Even when I was growing up, though my youngest sister never threatened to call the police, she always cried before she would get one.  Though she was able to get by on my father with tears, my mother would still discipline her. This is not to say that a child always has to be spanked, but there has to be a rod correction in their life or they will end up spoiled.  Children often rebel, become stubborn and do whatever they want because there is no chastisement, no chastening and no rod to bring them back order and alignment. They do not look for it. Sometimes it does not always have to be physical because I find more often today some parents are abusing them rather than correcting.  Sometimes are just doing nothing.  It is like a role reversal on who is the parent. They do not fear their parents at all.   I believe it is the same way in the church with abandoning of the faith and principles wherein we were taught previously. These avenues of such brings inclusion and discord. Our hearts are to be directed, stirred back to God into his way of doing things. We have to have the fear of God.  Proverbs 3:7 KJV Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil

 

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