Are you shutting out God’s voice in your teenager’s life?
The natural tendency of parents is to protect their kids from pain. But they need to recognize that pain is a tool that causes the teen to question their current circumstances and reevaluate their goals and methods.
We don’t want to see our children in pain, so we bail them out. But it’s best to not interfere, since avoiding pain today allows childish thinking and foolish behavior to continue tomorrow. Don’t think of consequences as punishments, but as tools designed to help your teen make better choices.