As I was standing in a checkout line I witnessed a small child literally “pinch” the cashier. This cashier expressed her displeasure at having her arm repeatedly abused by the youngster, but the dad didn’t seem to mind. Finally the cashier became very vocal; I didn’t write down her exact words but it something like “HEY THAT HURTS!” At this point the father told his son “it is not nice to pinch people” and then turned back to focus on his purchases.
As soon as the father and his arm pinching son were out of earshot the cashier told me she would have “spanked this child had she been his mom.”
Many in today’s world would not agree with her thinking, but the Bible is on her side. Proverbs 22:15 says “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; (But) the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”
If people refuse to properly discipline their children, they may end up with a finger pinching child or behavior that is far, far worse.