Parents are only responsible for their parenting, not for their children’s obedience.
There is a strange notion out there that a child’s behavior is directly indicative of that child’s parents ability to raise them. While there’s an kernel of truth in that belief, it’s only a half-truth (a.k.a. a lie).
A child is responsible for his or her own behavior just as a parent is responsible for his or her own behavior.
Copyright © 2016 Sterling Hanenkamp.