This proverb is filled with valuable wisdom and can be applied with the struggles of parenting a teenager. Students who have time on their hands often find themselves getting into trouble. Implementing a physical routine such as training for a marathon, playing tennis or working a job requiring physical labor and is good experience for them. It trains a teenager to be disciplined, focused on time management, and works out their extra energy. It’s a rough road walking alongside and parenting a teen, but this wisdom is practical when applied.
A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but physical discipline will drive it far away.
~ Proverbs 22:15 [NLT]