WEEK 3:Trusting God can be difficult—for teenagers and adults. During challenging seasons, it can be helpful to think back to moments God has come through for you and your teen. This week, ask your teen if they can remember any times God has come through for them or someone they know. Remind them that those moments are evidence that God can be trusted.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 NIV
Whether it’s when you’ve got friends over for a summer BBQ or you’re on the phone with a friend, let your teen overhear you talking to someone about their accomplishments. Brag about their mad baseball skills, how great they are at parallel parking, or how they help out around the house. It’ll mean more to your teen than you think!
BED TIMELet your teen know you’re thinking about them before they head to bed. Leave something fun on their bed for them to find before they head to bed—a new novel for fun summer reading, movie tickets to catch a summer blockbuster with friends, or a new pair of summer pjs. Even something small can mean something big to
So I’ve started this blog post like 14 different ways (not exaggerating). It just might be the most challenging one yet. Once you know what it’s about maybe you’ll understand why.
I’ve been told there are 936 weeks in the life of a child from birth to 18. We have a visual for those weeks here at Parent Cue in the form of a jar filled with 936 marbles. The idea is that when you count the weeks you have left with a kid, you stand a better chance of making your weeks count. As you take one marble out of the jar each week, the marbles begin going down, you see what you have left… you get the idea.
I have 3 kids and the jar of my first-born has 4 marbles in it.
One. Two. Three. Four.
A cap and gown.
A prom tux.
Graduation announcements . . .
All reminders that there’s not much time left before the infant that entered my home 18 years ago will soon be leaving as a man.
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