We say it is not good to have double standards…
But, are there exceptions to this rule?
As we read Scripture and learn to deal with our fellow man, it’s easy to misinterpret it as it relates to parenting; because, not everything that applies to adults applies to kids.
Perhaps obvious, 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— and to obey their parents. It’s not optional. 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.
Conversation Starter: Double standards are not bad. Can you give us an example of how you’ve had to use them in training your kids?