Thoughts for Today
It is reasonable to expect your teenager to help with household responsibilities and to keep his room reasonably clean. Your family prayer time and church attendance are especially important during these years. Encourage him to be a part of your church youth group.
Father, help my child learn to make wise decisions. Help him to run from anything or anyone that would lead him down the wrong path. Help me to know when to stand back and when to take a stand. Teach me to make our home a refuge for him. In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from …
Godly Parenting: Parenting Skills at Each Stage of Growth by N. Elizabeth Holland, M.D. This study addresses parenting skills from the time of conception until the child has reached adulthood. It suggests methods for raising healthy, godly children in an increasingly secular society. Specific emphasis is placed on communication and teaching skills, discipline, protection and sexual issues at each age. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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