It is trendy to be against saying “Because I said so” to your children. You don’t want to come across as wielding arbitrary authority. You don’t want them to blindly accept authority. You don’t want to raise peons. But authority is built into the world. It’s how God made it, starting from Him and flowing down to kings, magistrates, church elders, and fathers. We should always act as if there is someone in authority over us…because there is.