Speaking of Matthew Henry:
“His whole conduct to his offspring was marked by kindness. The advice he gave to others, he acted upon himself. ‘Do all you can to make your children love home.’ ‘Continual chiding and finding fault,’ he abhorred. ‘Remember,’ he would say, ‘that children are but children. If parents would not correct them except in a praying frame, when they can “lift their hands without wrath” it would neither provoke God nor them.’”
 J. B. Williams, Memoirs of the Life, Character, and Writings of the Rev. Matthew Henry, Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1974, p. 165-66.