spare the rod and spoil the child

Spare the rod and spoil the child
This means that if you don't discipline children, they will become spoilt.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • spare the rod and spoil the child — And introduces a consequence. With allusion to PROVERBS xiii. 24 (AV) He that spareth his rod, hateth his son. c 1000 AELFRIC Homilies (1843) II. 324 Se the sparath his gyrde [stick], he hatath his cild. 1377 LANGLAND Piers Plowman B. v. 41… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • spare the rod and spoil the child — ► spare the rod and spoil the child proverb if children are not physically punished when they do wrong their personal development will suffer. Main Entry: ↑rod …   English terms dictionary

  • spare the rod and spoil the child — Meaning Origin From The Bible, Old Testament Proverbs 13 24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • spare the rod and spoil the child — I proverb if children are not physically punished when they do wrong their personal development will suffer II see rod …   Useful english dictionary

  • spare the rod and spoil the child — good education requires punishment and discipline …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spare the rod and spoil the child —    This means that if you don t discipline children, they will become spoilt.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Child discipline — is the set of rules, rewards and punishments administered to teach self control, increase desirable behaviors and decrease undesirable behaviors in children. In its most general sense, discipline refers to systematic instruction given to a… …   Wikipedia

  • rod — ► NOUN 1) a thin straight bar, especially of wood or metal. 2) a fishing rod. 3) a slender straight stick or shoot growing on or cut from a tree or bush. 4) (the rod) the use of a stick for caning or flogging. 5) Anatomy one of two types of light …   English terms dictionary

  • spare´ness — spare «spair», verb, spared, spar|ing, adjective, spar|er, spar|est, noun. –v.t. 1. to show mercy to; refrain from harmi …   Useful english dictionary

  • spare´a|ble — spare «spair», verb, spared, spar|ing, adjective, spar|er, spar|est, noun. –v.t. 1. to show mercy to; refrain from harmi …   Useful english dictionary


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