My oldest, Noah, came home the other day and said something negative about President Obama. I asked him where he heard that. He said, “Some kid at school.” Now, I’m not a bettin’ woman, but if I was, I’d bet that the kid heard that from his parents. I mean, how many 4th graders are really spending time keeping up with our politics in America? I’m guessing not many. And that whole interchange with Noah got me to thinking. What am I saying about those in authority over me? How do I treat those who are considered my authorities? My husband, my boss, my pastor, my governor, the police, my President? I let Noah know that we were not going to disrespect our President simply because he makes a decision that we don’t like. Now, just because I’m defending the President doesn’t mean I voted for him and just because I don’t agree with him doesn’t mean I didn’t. This blog has never been political and never will be. That’s not who I am. I am, however, a mother who is trying to teach respect to her sons…even when they don’t agree with their authority. How do you teach your children to respect authority?