Kids make mistakes. Sometimes really stupid mistakes. But when your teen messes up … do you come unglued?
I find that too many Christian families have a love affair with perfectionism. And that means when a teen does something wrong … it either ignites an ugly altercation … or … worse yet, it gets silently swept under the carpet like nothing happened. Sound familiar?
When mistakes are made, how ‘bout saying something like this: “Son, you don’t have to perform for me.” Then, say this … “Son, I won’t leave when you do something wrong.” They’re some of the most healing words spoken in families today!
Next time your kid goofs up … try practicing grace.
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