Putting faith and trust in our children that they will make the right decisions and take the correct actions is a difficult thing to do. We know they will not always do so. They are going to make preventable mistakes.
But is there another way to learn and grow? No. So as parents, we must let go and let them grow.
1. Implement a new management style. Since they were born, we have (out of necessity) been micromanaging our children’s lives. It’s time to change management style and allow them the room they need to mature. Begin the process of transferring decision-making into your child’s hands.
2. Give more responsibility. One of life’s big lessons is that nothing comes free. There is always some form of price to pay for each action. This is a lesson that has to be learned by experience. Perhaps make your child responsible for the insurance and gas for the car they are driving.
3. Pray for them and with them. Prayer is easily a parent’s greatest asset. Pray for them when alone, pray for them in small groups, and pray for them in church. Most importantly, pray together with them, coming from a place where both parent and child are God’s children. A child that will bend his knees alongside his dad is most likely going to hold himself accountable to those prayers.
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