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Sep 10, 2012

Real Teens Talk: Parents vs Culture

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Parents vs culture: Who has the upper hand?  Who is going to win the battle for the family?
Parenting teens in today’s culture can often feel like walking a tightrope across the Grand Canyon.  One false move and everything will come tumbling down.  When your children begin making their own decisions and start pushing the boundaries as they grow into adulthood, the tension felt is often too much to bear.  Have you ever found yourself wondering, “If I say no, will he just go off and do it anyway?”  “If I don’t let her go out tonight will she hate me?”  Or, have you ever said to yourself “My child is going to hate me if I do this.”?   Below is a video from a young man who has lived on the other side of those very questions.  Hear what he has to say about what teens really need and want from you as parents:

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