Should your child have a longer leash?
It is difficult to find the proper balance in providing your teen with a longer leash. Today, I offer a brief solution to this.
There is a common notion among many parenting experts that when our kids enter their teen years they deserve a longer leash. The thought of giving them more freedom is an attempt to prepare them for the tough decisions and temptations common to man.
But, what some of these experts are not considering is that these temptations are common to man–meaning adults.
Our kids have the rest of their lives to be tempted by the world. Parents only have 18 years to train them in the desires of God and to acquire appetites for the wholesome and healthy things of life.
Certainly, there are areas where the leash should be longer; but, parents need to be discerning and not made to feel guilty or controlling simply because they feel they are doing what Scripture commands them to do by not causing their little ones to stumble.
Conversation Starter: What are your thoughts on finding the balance in providing your teen a longer leash?