X3 Rock Your FamilySession 5: Building Relationships With Your Teens
I Am The Parent• Rules without relationship equals rebellion
Building Your Relationship• How do you build that relationship with your teenager?• Hang with your sons; Date your daughters• For teenagers, love is spelled T-I-M-E• They want to be accepted and loved
Building Your Relationship• You have to engage with teens when theyʼre ready• Get off the bench• Get off the bench and get involved with your kid whether he is two years old or sixteen
Building Your Relationship• Engage them when theyʼre little• Itʼs never to late to start• With teens, stay up• Do dinner together as a family
Building Your Relationship• Figure out a way to help your sons or daughters to do hard work• Try to ﬁnd other men and women to teach some of these values• Adversity builds character
Building Your Relationship• Hit your knees• Say less, pray more• Teenagers are longing for your approval• We underestimate the power we have as parents in our teenagers lives• Pick your battles
Homework• Make a list of ways you can engage and pursue a relationship with your teens• Remember to ask for their input
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