Obedience must be:
- Instant. We answer with an immediate, prompt, “Yes ma’am!” or “Yes, sir!” as we set out to obey. (This response is important to let the authority know you heard what he or she asked you to do and that you are going to get it done as soon as possible.) Delayed obedience is really disobedience.
- Cheerful. No grumbling or complaining. Instead, we respond with a cheerful “I’d be happy to!”
- Thorough. We do our best, complete the task as explained, and leave nothing out. No lazy shortcuts!
- Unconditional. No excuses,. No, ‘That’s not my job!” or “Can’t someone else do it?” or “But…”
Is it just me or does this sound like it’s straight out of Bill Gothard’s Advanced Training Institute literature? Is this an emotionally healthy thing to develop in your children?
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