I work towards strengthening my relationship with my teenage children.
Like many other parent-teen relationships, my children and I experience our turbulent times. However, I am committed to making our quarrels a part of the past.
I know that my children need my guidance now more than ever. Peer pressure in high school is intense. I want my kids to feel comfortable talking to me about their worries, so I can guide them in the right direction.
I let my kids hang out with their friends. I uphold strong academic requirements in my household. If their grades fall short, so does their social life. I do this because I love them and want them to experience the best life they can live.
School is necessary, but so is a fun time. For this very reason, I treat my kids to a Sunday afternoon “parent-teen” date. On our dates, we grab lunch, head to the theatres, and go shopping.
Slowly but surely, I am building a solid relationship with my child.
My children mean the world to me; they are my motivation to push through hardships when I feel like giving up. I understand that in a few short years, my babies will be off to college and starting a life of their own. Therefore, I cherish each moment we spend together.
Today, I appreciate my flourishing relationship with my children. Each day is a learning experience, a chance to strengthen our bond, and an opportunity to create a lasting memory.
- Do I allow my children to be themselves, or do I insist on controlling all aspects of their lives?
- Do I make a conscious effort to spend quality time with my kids?
- Have I ever given my children a reason to fear telling me the truth?
I end with a prayer:
Father, Strengthening My Relationship With My Teenage Children in the Name of Jesus. Amen