There are certainly many examples of terrible parenting in the world. Some parents abuse and neglect their children, while others simply do not provide the love and support that their kids need.

Unfortunately, these children often suffer as a result. They may have behavioral problems or struggle in school. In many cases, they may even end up in jail or on drugs when they get older.

Some say that the Lord doesn’t punish bad parents, but instead, allows them to experience the consequences of their actions. Others believe that God punishes them often through their children. Whichever the case may be, mistreating or abandoning one’s own offspring has its consequences.

If you’re a new parent looking for ways to raise your kid well or a parent who’s eager to make it up to your kids after your shortcomings, these bible verses should guide you towards being a better mom or dad to your children: