#011: How to Build (and Keep) Relationship with Your Teenager

Erin and Brooke both have TEENAGERS in their homes now, so this episode couldn’t come at a better time!

We’re living through some of the struggles of raising teens—along with all of the great things about this season of a kid’s life—but when we read the title of Connie Alber’s new book, Parenting Beyond the Rules, we knew it was perfect for the show. We’ve always encouraged our readers and listeners to be “students” of their children. Meaning there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting. There’s no equation for parenting success. Tune in today to discuss the idea of parenting beyond the rules our society—even inside the church—has set up for us and learn why your relationship with your teens is one of the most important things on your parenting list!

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13:07 – Thoughts about the “dreaded teen years.” Is that really true?

16:50 – Name the fear in front of you, tell yourself the truth and then choose to live in that truth. 

27:00 – Be willing to adjust boundaries when you know and trust your flock.

32:00 – We are not in control as a parent. We are guiding them on a path, shining a light for them. 

34:15 – What are the biggest challenges in developing and keeping a relationship with your teen?

38:00 – Practical steps to take in understanding the world our kids live in. 

44:00 – What are some of the key things that parents can pray for their teens?

47:30 – Connie shares the verses she is praying for her kids right now.

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Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy

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