1Children, you belong to the Lord, and you do the right thing when you obey your parents. The first commandment with a promise says, 2"Obey your father and your mother, 3and you will have a long and happy life."4Parents, don't be hard on your children. Raise them properly. Teach them and instruct them about the Lord.
The real question for both parents and young people is this: How much of the growing up for children and the letting go for parents has to be a battle? Mutual respect, mutual honor, loving obedience, loving discipline can all coexist in peace.