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Maybe your friends all wanted to see a movie you weren’t allowed to see. Maybe you decided you wanted to pick out your own clothes to wear to school. Whatever it was that caused you to seek independence from your parents, it probably happened during middle school. While this is a natural urge that everyone feels, some middle schoolers seem to gain their freedom with less stress and fewer regrets. The key, as we will discover in this series, is honor. While the Bible is full of commandments for parents in raising and guiding their kids, there are relatively few for children. All of those commandments can be summarized with the fifth commandment: “Honor your father and mother.” While this quest for independence might be stressful and weird for both parents and students, we have to remind our students that this can be a time to learn from their parents rather than telling them to Keep Out.