What The Bible Says About Dealing With Your Silent Teenage Son
Your moody prince
“Train your teenagers into godly citizens who know how to think on their own,” continues Peach. “As older teens my brothers and I had already learned what was expected of us from our parents. Therefore, I only remember one rule that we had through those last years in my parents’ home. The amazing thing is that rule summed up so much of everything we had been taught as younger kids. The rule was, that we must be home from any activity or outing by 11 p.m. If we were going to be out any later, we needed to call for permission or to explain why we could not be home by then. This simple rule kept us out of a lot of trouble. My parents knew exactly where we were and who we were with. Our parents were showing respect to us in trusting us. We showed respect to our parents by calling (even if we were only 2 minutes from home at 11:00. we would find a pay phone and call because we respected them enough to not cause them to worry). It also caused our friends to have a higher respect for my parents and they knew the rules were not negotiable."
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