The Role of Authority in Our Lives
The question of authority comes up in our home a lot. Why do we have to listen to our parents in the first place? My role as their parent is to establish an understanding of boundaries and respect. Authority is a real thing. We like to make sure that everyone knows their rights and liberties, but it is important for parents to also train their children to respect authority. I want my kids to know their rights and know when they can exercise their rights. I also want my kids to know that boundaries exist so that we can all live together safely. Authority is not always a bad thing.