Anyone who has ever raised a child knows that it’s a full-time job—even if you have a full-time job.
Most of us make it through childhood relatively well. We think we’re doing pretty good! Our kids are great, they talk to us, they’re fun and friendly…
And then they become teenagers.
They turn on us. Or our easygoing democracy turns to a dictatorship, as we’re constantly having to tell them what to do, where to go, and how to do it.
Once happy, calm parents and friendly, easy kids… change. It happens to many of us. What we forgot when our kids were smaller are boundaries. It’s not that my parenting is bad, or that my kids are, I just suddenly realize that I can’t do this the “right way” with teens because what we’ve always done isn’t working any more.
Or it has completely backfired.
Beginning Sunday, June 1st, we are going to begin a study of Boundaries With Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Dr. John Townsend.
I would love it if you would join me!
You can download the Kindle book right now for $7.69 (prices subject to change). I recommend Kindle because then both you and your spouse can read it on your own devices at the same time and hopefully get some communication going there.The key to preventing a divide and conquer attitude in your kids is to both be on the same page, figuratively and in this case, literally. 🙂
Our goal is to have a good start on this before summer starts because let’s face it… if you’ve got stubborn or difficult teens, summer is a longgggg time. We want you ready with tools to use! Join the discussion June 1st! We will cover 1-2 chapters per week. It’s not difficult or extensive reading. I’ll put each week’s post up Sunday night, so we can have all day to talk about it.