Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child (if you hate him/her)

In the category of “Did we really need a ‘study’ to tell us that?” comes this study from Queensland University of Technology.  What did they find that was so shocking?

Parents who are so overprotective of their children that the children do not learn to take responsibility (and the natural consequences) of their actions. The children may develop a sense of entitlement and the parents then find it difficult to work with the school in a trusting, cooperative and solution focused manner, which would benefit both child and school.

And to think, someone already thought of this:

Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

~Proverbs 13:24