Sometimes, parents feel like they have completely lost control in their own home. They feel as if roles have changed and their child, now a teenager, is running the house. And they feel they, the parents, are now in subservient roles.
Consider Ecclesiastes 10:7, “I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.”
Here are some simple suggestions that will help you:
1. Be Honest With Your Yourself
If you have allowed your child liberty that they have been unable to handle, recognize that you are the one that allowed them.
2. Be Honest About Your Teenager
Children and Teenagers mature at different levels and different ages. Just because your child is 16 years old, doesn’t mean they are ready for a Driver’s License. Not every Teenager is mature enough and self controlled enough to handle a Smart Phone, or unsupervised Internet Access.
3. Be Honest With Your Teenager
If you have given your child or Teenager liberty and they have taken liberty, then apologize to them. Sit down with them and honestly pour your heart out to them that you have made a mistake, and you want to set things back in order.
4. Start Setting Things in Order
As you do this, include your child or Teenager. Do this as a Family. Start a Family Altar together. This will be a time to talk and read the Bible together as a Family. Please understand, the only real help for your Teenager and for your Family is Jesus Christ. You must include Him in as well.
Should you need further help in setting your Family Altar, or help with your Teen Girl, please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone: 850-995-7006
Brother Steven Blankenship,
I am here to help you.