Obedience

familysil.jpgIs obedience an outdated concept? Should we still require obedience from our children?

There seems to have been a reaction against the concept of obedience over a period of years. I wonder if that has something to do with a misunderstanding of what it’s really all about.

Obedience isn’t about creating a home that feels like an army camp or developing children into unthinking robots who snap into action at our every command. It’s more about expecting children to know and respect boundaries. It’s about parents being parents and children being children.

This morning during my radio programme on 98.5 Sonshine FM I was joined by David and Charissa Scotford for our Growing Families segment. We discussed obedience and what we can expect from our children as well as some very practical hints to help make family life more harmonious.

We had a great discussion and spoke to a listener who has been having issues with his six year old son.

Listen to our conversation by clicking the play button on the audio player at the bottom of this post.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist and blogger from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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