Never give a command to your child that you are not prepared to enforce. Never give the same command to your child more than once. Children learn by testing their limits, and parents cannot allow them to push the bounds. The authority of parents is meant to represent the authority of God, and this is how children come to a knowledge of God. It is a disservice to our children if we teach them that God’s authority is not absolute. Consider well, parents, the weight of your responsibilities, and teach your children how to obey.