Should You Make Your Home a Strict Household?

As a loving parent raising your child in a devoted Christian household, it can be said that you run a “tight ship”. Nothing wrong with that! Children who grow up in structured homes are found to thrive sustainably throughout adolescence.

Setting standards and holding your daughter accountable are necessary–but does she know why rules are enforced? And no, “because I said so” doesn’t really clue her into your decision-making process. In fact, this consistent authoritarian-style parenting can make home feel like a toxic battle zone between parent and child.

When we take time to explain the “why behind the what”, our kids learn how and why rules and family decisions are made. As the parent, it’s up to you to direct your family in “the way they should go”, but whenever possible, your girl should understand the reasoning behind the standards to which she is held!


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American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.