Do you think the best of your teen? You’ve probably heard some wonderful and credible people use this phrase; “We should always think the best of our kids.”
Today, I would like to share with you why this statement cannot really be true.
Make a Right Judgment
As much as we would all like to think the best of everyone; surely for the wise and informed parent, that seemingly kind statement must be a bit naïve. This is especially true if your teen’s history, with contradictory evidence, indicates otherwise.
If God puts a high premium on truth, wouldn’t it be prudent to think the truth about everyone—especially our kids? Then we can, as Jesus said: “Make a right judgment.”
Until we know and accept the truth about our kids, we’ll never be able to effectively assess them and pour into them the right amount of discipline or the right amount of grace.
Conversation Starter: Share your story. Do you know when your child isn’t telling you the truth?
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