MONTHLY UPDATE - TRAINING YOUR TEEN TO BE A LEADER
Let me ask you a question. What would you do if you came home from work today and your teen had started the laundry or washed the dishes or shoveled the snow from the driveway without you asking them to do it? Your teenagers can appear to be selfish individuals whose only concern is how many likes they got on their last picture on Instagram! But can I ask you to stop for just a moment and consider yourself from their viewpoint? You can appear demanding, selfish, and power hungry to them. Always harping on the same thing, never acknowledging what they did do right; only seeing what they didn't do.
You are the main leader in their life and they are learning how to lead from you. Do you encourage them, do you manipulate them, do you nag them, or do you serve them? That is the strongest and most effective trait of any Godly leader. What would your teen do if they came home from school and you had made their bed, or you showed up to school and took them out for lunch, or just simply texted them and told them how proud you are of them and how much you love them for no other reason than because God allowed you to be their parent?
Take a few moments to watch this video...
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