"...As in so much of parenting (and life), it’s about accountability. Are the rules mandatory or optional? What can I get away with? Is anyone paying attention?
If we want our children to follow the commandment of Ephesians 6:1 – “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right” – then we need to make it possible, even easy, for them to do so. Where we don’t, we are failing them. Where we don’t and then we become angry and exasperated at the situation...then we’re further failing them – even sinning against them."
~Susan at Heart Pondering