Remember This Is A Long Term Project
We spoke yesterday about continuing the training into the teen years. This is one of those areas in parenting that is a long term project. This training is a marathon not a sprint. We can’t give up when it feels like the communication training we worked hard on in the early childhood years seems like it is needed again, and more than ever in the teen years. Some of the behaviors may even look the same as many parents of teens can attest as they watch a teenage temper tantrum. We just have to keep at the communication training and not reinforcing the negative behavior. Many adults around us have not been trained to communicate and can be seen acting out as a result of pain. Those people are very hard to be married to and difficult to employ. This is why we must focus on the day to day process of training in communication and remember it is worth running this marathon for our child’s future!
Isaiah 40:31 “But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”
Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on this topic.