Parenting School Age Children, Session 2 In this session, we deal with the idea of authority – how we, as a culture, chafe at the idea of it, how we as parents struggle with it, and how our children resist it. Our key passage comes from Psalm 114:44-45 - “I will always obey your law, for ever and ever. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.”
As parents, we have authority because God calls us to be authorities in our children’s lives. We act on God’s behalf, directing as God pleases, not how we are pleased. This is an important distinction. We are God’s surrogates; his agents, and as such, we have a mandate to exercise godly authority over our children, instructing them in the ways of the Lord.
As we teach our children to submit to Godly authority, as expressed through us, we also model submission as we parent according the commands of the Bible.