I heard someone say once, “When you approach any leader, they are carrying a sword and a crown. The angle of your approach with that leader will determine which they respond with.” In other words, it is the heart of the person “challenging” authority that determines if it ends well or badly.
I think the lesson we’re all trying to teach our kids is to think for themselves and when they see something they don’t believe is right to approach it with humble confidence. The confidence to ask the question and the humility to realize there may be more to the issue they than can see.
If your kids approached you this way, wouldn’t this be victory?
Originally in response to a post on http://andimthedad.com/post/24427960853/re-question-authority