Should you rescue your teen from the consequences of his/her choices?
I’d like to present you with the idea that you should not rescue your teen from consequences.
Proverbs 19:19 says, “A hot tempered man must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.”
Notice the words, “must pay the penalty.” We often undermine the natural course of healing for our kids when we rescue them from the natural consequences of their lack of self-control and abundance of temper.
God has a lesson they must learn; only working through the natural courses of cause and affect can teach our kids.
Of course it’s painful. When we rescue our kids from the natural consequences of both their poor character and their bad temper, both their character and their temper will will grow in precisely the wrong direction.
Conversation Starter: What are your thoughts on cushioning the blow of consequences that result in the choices your teen makes?
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