10 Lines Short Stories With Moral : 66. Spare the rod and spoil the child
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Once upon a time, there was a mother named Sarah who had a son named Andrew. Andrew was a very stubborn child and often misbehaved. Despite Sarah's attempts to discipline him, Andrew was stubborn and refused to listen to her. One day, Sarah's friend came to visit and saw Andrew misbehaving. She advised Sarah to be strict with Andrew and not to spare the rod. Sarah was hesitant at first, but her friend convinced her that it was necessary to discipline Andrew before it was too late. Sarah started to be stricter with Andrew and began to discipline him whenever he misbehaved. She established clear rules and consequences for misbehavior and followed through with them consistently. At first, Andrew cried and complained, but soon he started to listen to his mother and behave better. Sarah continued to discipline Andrew whenever necessary. Soon he became a well-behaved and respectful child. She realized that sometimes, being strict was necessary to teach children right from wrong. The proverb "Spare the rod and spoil the child" means that if parents are too lenient with their children and do not discipline them when necessary, the children will become spoiled and misbehave. Sarah learned this lesson and was glad that she had taken her friend's advice.
Who is Sarah?
What was Andrew's behavior like?
What did Sarah's friend advise her to do?
How did Andrew initially react to Sarah's stricter discipline?
What lesson did Sarah learn from her experience with Andrew?