Okay, I’m not the world’s greatest expert at growing teenagers into adults (who is, really?) but I have personally grown two teenagers into responsible, fun, God-loving, destiny-fulfilling young men (she says humbly) and I also have taught and counseled a ton of parents. I didn’t do it perfectly and neither will you, but I’ve learned some things.
So here’s my take on growing teenagers into adults:
It takes faith. And it takes guts. And it takes effort. And it’s not all done at once, trust me. As the old saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Well, growing a teenager into an adult isn’t done in a day either. (Neither were you, might I add). It’s definitely a process.
This is not by any means an exhaustive list of teenage-growing tips, but here are five that might help you out if you’re the parent (or grandparent, or relative, or neighbor, or teacher) of a teenager...