This is written to all children—if you have a parent, this is for you. If you have a child, forward it to them.

How does a wise son or daughter deal with his or her parents?

According Proverbs, God’s book of practical wisdom, a wise child will:

  • listen to, and not scoff at, his parent’s instruction (Pto 13:1; Pro 20:20; Pro 30:17)
  • seek to please his parents (Pro 17:25; Pro 23:24-25), especially so, by avoiding shameful friends (Pro 28:7)
  • not leech off them (Pro 28:24)
  • respect them in their old age (Pro 23:22)
  • not waste their wealth (Pro 29:3)

Thought to ponder: Are you a wise or foolish person in your relation to your parents?