MONTHLY UPDATE - Shepherding Their Heart
Do you realize the importance of your role in the life of your teenager? I know there are times that the only role you feel you have is that of an ATM, chauffeur, and referee! But please know that it is a proven fact that you as a parent have more influence in your teen's life than any other factor. It doesn't always seem that way but it is true. Sometimes parenting a teenager can often be discouraging and overwhelming.
It's during these times that you have to remember that you play a huge part in guiding and teaching your teen. And to do that well, you have to have confidence! But not any old kind of confidence. It has to be God-sized. I like to call it God confidence! It's the kind of confidence you have, when you are questioning everything and feel absolutely lost, but know that you work inside of truth!
Your teen is lucky to have you. Someday they may even tell you that!
Here is a short video to encourage you today:
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