MONTHLY UPDATE - INVESTING IN A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR TEENAGER
Investing in a relationship with your teenager is not a new concept. You know that you should spend face-to-face time with your teen. You know that it is important to spend shoulder-to-shoulder time with your teenager when you are doing something with them that they enjoy.
But my teenager is always buried in their phone!
But my teen always just wants to be with their friends!
But my teenager just won't talk to me!
But my teem doesn't even seem to notice me, let alone like me.
For some reason, parents tend to gauge their effectiveness and success as a parent according to their teens current reactions and responses. you need to remember that your teenagers are still trying to figure out who they are in this big world. I want to encourage you to look past all of their reactions and responses and keep building that relationship! Even when it seems you are the only one that seems to care. That's hard!
There are going to be times when your teens are just not going to understand you. And that's okay. As long as they know you love them, they can trust you even if their phone is permanently attached to their land!
Each Rite of Passage provides two videos for you as a parent to watch. The first video is the "why" video. It explains why you should walk through the Rite of Passage. The other video is the "how to" video providing you with a step-by-step guide in how to set up these Rites of Passage. Here's a description of the associated documents:
- The Kickstarter is the biblical background for each Rite of Passage
- The Parent Guide is an extension of the "how to" video
- The Developmental Guide helps you know what's going on physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually with your teenager