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8 Ways to Empower Your Child to Have the Best School Year Ever! -Part 6

6. Instill in your child to honor their parents and all who are in authority

Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you is something your kids should practice and know why this is a good choice at every age. It’s also something for you to model.
Ephesians 6:1-3 tells us that obeying is a way to show honor. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother-which is the first commandment with a promise_ that it may go well with you and that you enjoy long life on the earth.

1 Peter 2:13-17 goes on to tell us the importance of showing honor to the authorities God has placed in our lives.

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.

This is something your children will catch from you. Remember children are the masters of managed information listen to the other side. Get all the facts, talk to the teacher before saying things you’ll have to take back.

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Jim Wideman is an internationally recognized voice in children’s and family ministry. He is a much sought after speaker, teacher, author, personal leadership coach, and ministry consultant who has over 30 years experience in helping churches thrive. Jim created the Children’s Ministers Leadership Club in 1995 that is known today as "theClub" which has touched thousands of ministry leaders each month. Jim believes his marching orders are to spend the rest of his life taking what he has learn about leadership and ministry and pour it into the next generation of children’s, youth, and family ministry leaders.