He believes that this verse from Proverbs instructs us to nurture our children according to their nature. Dr. Boyd asserts that parents tend to raise their children in the way the parent believes the child ought to go or in the direction the parent wants them to go. He says,
The book contains a very short concise version of the DISC personality profile test to determine the child’s and the parent’s style. The book is also filled with information about each personality type and scenarios of how to parent the various types. For example, if my child is a “D” personality but I am an “S” personality then I need to adapt my parenting style towards the needs of the “D” child to bring out the best in him/her.
Oh, how I wish I’d had this book when my children were young. I didn’t find it until they were teenagers, however, I did benefit from it even then. Through better understanding of their natures and the suggestions Dr. Boyd provides, I found I understood and communicated better with them.