We all have our free will, but our kids still need to be trained on what to do.
As we read Scripture and learn to deal with our fellow man, it’s easy to misinterpret it as it relates to parenting.
Free Choice & Our Kids
Perhaps obvious, but I see parents make this mistake often. For instance, concerning man’s free choice Scripture is referring to mankind. Adults. But kids are to be trained to do the right thing, such as obeying their parents. It’s not optional.
The Unintended Consequences of Too Much Responsibility
Yet too often parents are inclined to give their kids virtually the same free-choice options God reserved for adults. Not only can this put them in harm’s way, but it can cheat them out of the childhood training that builds healthy decision-making skills once they do become adults.
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