(Psalm 1:1-3; Proverbs 4:26-27)
The Situation: Kids complain, “My parents won’t let me do anything!“ As children grow older, they want fewer restrictions and more freedom. Kids cannot understand why parents don’t trust their judgment. They view parental boundaries as roadblocks to their independence.
The Solution: Boundaries provide both security and freedom. At birth, children are entirely dependent upon their parents. The Bible directs Christian parents to wean their children from dependence upon them- selves to dependence upon God.
What You Can Do: Establish clearly-defined boundaries with your chil- dren. Make sure that they understand why each boundary is important. Explain that fences keep good
things in and bad things out. Inside the fence, kids enjoy freedom to roam within a safe environment. Outside, dangerous influences lie in wait.
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