We are talking about sibling rivalry this month and if you missed the video from our last email, you can go to http://goo.gl/ZmOya8 to catch up!
This isn’t an easy issue by a stretch. We are dealing with unique individuals with specific ideas that haven’t learned yet that the idea they are holding so tightly to very possibly could be flawed. This might actually come as a surprise to your teen. Teenagers react very passionately to perceived injustices.
It reminds me of Luke 9 when Jesus was speaking to His disciples after His transfiguration. It should have been one of the most spiritually encouraging events for his disciples but somehow it ended up in an argument about who had more importance to Jesus among the Twelve. Sibling rivalry. All Jesus had to say was, “Whoever is least among you, this one is the greatest.”
We have to teach our teens that it’s about others. But first our actions will be much louder than our words!
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