Parenting Teens - August 23, 2012

Day 7 - Home - A Place to Learn Good Values

The home is a place where teenagers learn good values.

•Teenagers learn more from what they see than from what we tell them to do •Learning to be honest, generous and hospitable; learning to handle anger, to resolve conflict, to apologize and to forgive •“like father like son” and “like mother, like daughter” our teenagers will learn more from us than from anyone else, if we’re there for them

What values would you like to pass on to your teenager?

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Giving thoughtful presents is one of the five love languages.

  • a way of showing our unconditional love
  • not only dependent on their behavior or performance
  • to celebrate birthdays, Christmas, other holidays
  • use presents to celebrate achievements or to bring consolation when they’re struggling
  • can be small but make big impact
  • find out what’s special for each child

Try to rank the five love languages in order of importance for you, and then for each of your children.

  1. time
  2. words
  3. touch
  4. presents
  5. actions


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