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Title: Family Time: Parenting Teenagers


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Family Time Parenting Teenagers
  • making the most of the years

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Course Outline
  • A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  • the teenage universe
  • On The Radar Screen
  • teenage communication
  • Built To Last
  • teenage character
  • Boundaries and Battlefields
  • teenage tensions
  • Security, Sex Substances
  • teenage issues
  • Consumerism, Cash and Cyberspace
  • teenage pressures

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Review of the week
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Session 4Boundaries Battlefields
  • Setting boundaries
  • Facing conflict
  • Recognising peer pressure

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A. TO BOLDLY GO
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Bible View
  • Fathers, do not exasperate your children
    instead bring them up in the training and
    instruction of the Lord
  • Ephesians 64

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1. Set boundaries
  • As hard as it is, our role must move from
    controller to consultant
  • Daniel Hahn

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2. Encourage responsibility
  • Help them to own their choices.

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3. Be ready to say no
  • Have a united front.
  • Saying no proves we care, not that we dont.

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4. Work out the consequences
Did they cross the boundary
  • without realising?
  • by an error?
  • through inexperience?
  • attention seeking?
  • to challenge us?

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B. EMPIRE WARS
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1. Always ask yourself Is it worth the fight?
  • Keep the guns for the big issues

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Bible View
  • Train a child in the way he should go, and when
    he is old he will not turn back from it
  • Proverbs 226

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2. Check yourself before you check them
  • Three of our most common problems as parents
    are
  • feeling low
  • feeling tired
  • feeling anxious

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3. Learn how to face conflict it isnt always a
bad thing
  • Self-control is something we most need when we
    least want it!
  • Three donts
  • dont overreact
  • dont jump to conclusions
  • dont be hurtful

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4. Shouting is just louder, not necessarily more
effective!
  • necessary shouting
  • unnecessary shouting

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5. Remember how important it is to say sorry and
move on.
  • When was the last time you apologised or should
    have apologised to your teenager?

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Bible View
  • Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they
    will become discouraged
  • Colossians 321

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C. AN ARMY OF CLONES
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Coping with peer pressure
  • At the heart of each of us is a need to belong
    Paul Tripp

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Book of the Week
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Discussion Groups
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Taking it Further
Family Time Parenting Teenagers
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