Time has a way of blurring memories. My youngest daughter is 41 now, so I don't often think about all the WORK it took to raise all three girls. Did I say HARD WORK- NO, WELL I SHOULD HAVE. But the results speak for themselves. The cartoon encourages us to train our children and its cute, but frankly, I like the advise from the book of Proverbs much better...
Proverbs, Chapter 20
11 Even a child makes himself known by his doings,
whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.
Proverbs, Chapter 22
6 Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it.
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child:
the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
Proverbs, Chapter 23
24 The father of the righteous has great joy.
Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.
Proverbs, Chapter 29
15 The rod of correction gives wisdom,
but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.
Discipline, correction, encouragement and many, many prayers should do the trick. Beyond these things, I really don't have any other advice. Only that the order of the first sentence should be prioritized according to the personality and actions of the child. In retrospect, I think that I was just OK as a Dad. If I could do things over again, I think I would study the Bible with them more, ask them questions and LISTEN. But, hey, everyone is different- just do the best you can and leave the rest up to God. I know that HE disciplines!!!