Answered by: Dean West, Moroni Channel Response Team
United States of America

What Does The Church Think Of Parents Scolding Their Children?Charles, Scotland, UK

Answer"While there is no official stance on it, by custom and culture, children are spoke to in a gentle and loving voice, and any scolding is brief and quickly over. With the more love gave after.


This is derived in part from D&C 121:41-43, which says in part, " persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned;

42 By kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile— 43 Reproving betimes with sharpness, when moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and then showing forth afterwards an increase of love toward him whom thou hast reproved..."

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