If you’re a parent who burns the candle at both ends trying to be upwardly mobile, please pay attention.
The following story highlights the importance of making time for your teen.
There’s a story of a busy executive who had a son who had petitioned him for months to take him fishing.
Finally, the busy father scheduled a Friday off; and together, they fished the day away.
A few years later, the father suddenly and unexpectedly died. At the funeral, the boy was asked: “What was your fondest memory of your father?” “That day he took me fishing” he quickly and proudly responded.
One day; when he was going through his father’s personal belongings, the boy found his father’s old day-timer. Thumbing through pages of full agendas; the boy came upon that special Friday, which contained one lone entry. It read:
Took Johnny fishing – wasted day
Remember; God willing, you only have about 18 years with your child. Be sure that you are intentional with the time you have with them.
Conversation Starter: Do you understand the importance of making time for your teen?
Picture provided by: Jennifer Dineley