Twenty Common Ways Parents Provoke Children to Anger


  1. By modeling anger. Proverbs 22:24-25
  2. By not having marital harmony. Genesis 2:24 (repeated 4 times in the Bible); Hebrews 12:15
  3. By consistently disciplining in anger Psalm 6:1; 38:1
  4. By being inconsistent with discipline. Eccl. 8:11
  5. By having double standards. Matt. 23:1-4; Phil. 4:9
  6. By not admitting when wrong. Matt. 5:23-26; Job 32:2; James 5:16
  7. By constantly finding fault. Job 32:2-3
  8. By reversing God-given roles. Eph. 5:22-24; Gen. 3:16
  9. By not listening to the child’s side of the story. Proverbs 18:13,17
  10. By comparing them to others. II Cor. 10:12
  11. by not having time to talk with them. Eph. 5:18
  12. By not praising the child. II Cor. 2:6-8; Rev. 2:3
  13. By failing to keep promises. Matt. 5:37; Col 3:9; Psalm 15:4
  14. By scolding him/her in front of others. Matt. 18:15; John 21:15-17
  15. By giving too much freedom. Proverbs 29:15; Gal. 4:1,2
  16. By being too strict. James 3:17
  17. By making fun of the child. Job 17:1,2
  18. By abusing them physically. I Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:7; Numbers 22
  19. By calling him names. Eph. 4:29
  20. By having unrealistic expectations. I Cor. 13:11

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