Turbulent Teens
by PamFord Davis
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Are you the parent of a teenager?

I offer my sympathies.

Seriously, you will survive their turbulent teen years. They are experiencing growing pains. One minute they want the security of adolescence; the next, they are ready to break all ties with parental authority.

Admit it; you were young once.

“Do not remember the sins of my youth
or my acts of rebellion;
in keeping with Your faithful love, remember me
because of Your goodness, Lord (Psalm 25:7 HCSB).”

Is your son or daughter acting out?

Sorry to sound trite but its true; ‘this too will pass.’

I remember my difficult teen years and there were some rough times with both of our children. We all survived. Our daughter and son went on to parent their own teenage sons (now fine young men).

Speaking from experience, the years fly by.

Your teenager will soon test his or her wings. They’ll fly the coup. You’ll experience empty nest; miss their dirty bedrooms, loud music and breaking curfew.

On the bright side, you reconnect as adults.

Our daughter is caring and attentive. I’m looking forward to her visit this fall.

‘The boy,’ as he warmly identifies himself (at the age of 47) still gives great hugs.

Though teenagers grate on their parent’s nerves, they are great to have in our lives.

Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis