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A CHILD ISN'T BORN DISOBEDIENT, A CHILD IS TAUGHT DISOBEDIENCE

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A CHILD ISN'T BORN DISOBEDIENT, A CHILD IS TAUGHT DISOBEDIENCE

Parents, you cannot raise overly-pampered, undisciplined, disrespectful children [and expect] respect in return.

Nor can you blame society or the internet for the spoiled-rotten adults you create.

Ephesians 6:1-2 specifically says, "Children obey your parents; for this is right. Honor your father and mother."

Children should always obey their mother and father, however, a child isn't born disobedient, a child is taught disobedience. The responsibility falls on you to make sure this happen.

Remember:

  • It is ok to tell your children NO.

  • It is ok to teach your children ethics and manners.

  • It is ok if your children get upset with you for making rules.

  • It is ok if your kids don't have the latest handbags, shoes, clothes.  

  • It is ok to teach your children chores.

  • It is ok to not give in to your children's demands and pressures.

  • It is ok if everyone else is doing it and your children are not.

It is ok. 

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As a parent, your first obligation is to be a parent [before] you are a friend.

It's become evident that parents today feel obligated in being a "best friend" with their child; it's the solution to their problems.

It's not!

And while I'm not nit-picking the idea, I am saying: there's a time and place for everything.

When your kids are young, your primary goal is strong parenting. This establishes guidelines. It teaches children about rules and obedience. And it sets the foundation of who is in charge.  

Raising kids isn't a buddy-buddy-BFF-best-friend lifestyle. You are not their "BFF" that position is already filled by someone their own age.

Obedience begins with you; a strong-willed parent ready to teach, ready to educate, ready to nurture their children in the right direction.

If you do your part when your children are younger. They will grow up to do their part as they get older. And it is then [after they become adults] that the bond of a "best friend" is formed.

It is then that the foundation you applied to their childhood pays off. 

I can assure you, one of the greatest feelings in the world is watching your children, raise their children with love, respect, admiration and obedience.