Hello Parents and Families:
We are back again with another fresh Online Parenting Class for this month! It is a good one that I am sure you are going to love. It all about “Becoming the Adviser Your Teen Needs.” It explains the shift that should be happening in your parenting style and your home as your teen gains more and more freedom.
As your teen grows up and matures, there is a shift that should be happening in the role you play in your child’s life. You go from “controller” to “adviser” as they are earning more and more freedom and independence.
Give this month’s video a watch, and then consider a few additional reflections I have added below:
- Is my parenting approach shifting and changing from when my child was younger? If not, why?
- What are the ways that you are allowing your teen freedoms in order for them to learn Godly independence?
- How do you see your parenting going from controller to adviser?
- Have a conversation with your teen and ask them in what areas of their life they would like you to be less of a “controller” and need your advice instead?
Please let me know how I can help you as you consider your parenting styles and as you make this necessary transition in your family.
My door, email, and phone are always open to you as parents. As always, I am in prayer for you and your family.
Your partner in ministry,