He who spares the rod hates his son: The important principle of physical punishment in the training of the youth is found in the book of Proverbs numerous times. (22:15; 23:13–14; 29:15) How are we to understand these verses?
There are three positions in the Christian family. The alpha is the leader, or “top dog” (father/husband), beta (mother/wife) is subordinate to the alpha, and the omegas (children) are at the bottom of the pack, subordinate to both the beta and alpha.
On a deeper level, where a young one’s character is formed, children want to be told what they can and cannot do. They need guidance to help them adapt to the world without becoming part of the world