Obedience is a natural response to effective leadership

The crucial issue is not whether a person occupies a position of authority; it is whether they exercise authority in a manner that deserves respect, writes family psychologist John Rosemond. Dreamstime/TNS

Q: I recently read an article by a parenting expert who said adults need to earn the respect of children. That seems like one more progressive attempt to undermine parental authority. I believe children should respect adults no matter what. Don’t you agree?

A: No, I don’t agree. You’re saying, in effect, that respect is an entitlement due adults because they’re — what? Bigger? Older? Employed? Went through college?

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