Out of the mouths of babes! If you haven’t had a chance to watch last week’s video, you may want to take a moment and hear what teenagers are saying about spending “on purpose” time with their parents!
Just to make it clear, they want to spend time with us. Even if it’s hard. Especially if it’s hard. It means that we aren’t going anywhere. It means that we love them unconditionally, first. There is something to be said about being someone’s priority. And “on purpose” time tells your teenager that they are definitely your priority.
Schedules are packed, time is scarce, patience is often thin. And it is for that very reason why this is so important! Just ask yourself how you would feel if another person dropped everything just to invest in you. You might never receive encouragement, or a thank you, or even a grunt from your teenager. But you will make an impact, because you are their greatest influence!
Feel free to forward this email to other parents of teenagers and have them email me if they would like to join our online parenting class.
Tim & Mathew