I met a frantic young mom one day as I was arriving to speak to a group of parents.
“I need help. My four-year-old asked me last night, ‘Mommy, you never obey me. Why should I have to obey you?’ You have to help me, Dr. Tripp! I didn’t know how to answer him.”
There is a simple answer. “Honey, God tells boys to obey their mommies, but He does not tell mommies to obey their boys.”
The fact that this young mom did not have a satisfying, ready answer illustrates an urgent parenting crisis. How are children going to learn submission to parental authority? The answer is obvious. Parents must teach them.
[Read the rest of the article at Answers in Genesis.]