In today’s culture, your teen will have a million and one questions that require confident and practical answers.
DADS. This post is for you. It’s crucial that you have the answers for your teen.
In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful life,” a drunk and distraught pharmacist, Mr. Gower, mistakenly prepares the wrong capsules for young George Baily to deliver to a sick customer. In a quandary, George sees a sign that reads, “Ask Dad, he knows”—then scurries off to find his dad.
Every teen wants answers. Too often the Internet is their go-to source. The Internet doesn’t lecture or require obedience. However, even teens will endure lectures and be more likely to obey when we prove ourselves available, loving and trustworthy. So, limit lectures. If you don’t have an answer, go to the Internet with your child. Be his truth filter for the answers you find together.
Conversation Starter: How can you become a dad that is a source of answers for your teen’s questions? How can you facilitate a conversation that brings your teen’s questions to the surface?
Picture provided by Keith Davenport