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Raising Children III: Parents Relating to Youth (Audio Missing ()

Dan Stoltzfus, May 5, 2013
Part of the Raising Children series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Tags: children, family, youth

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« Standing in Awe of God Raising Children I: Discipline, Raising Children II: The Blessing of Children Behold Thy Mother »

Session 3: Parents Relating to Youth
Youth is the time between childhood and adulthood. It is a time when a person leaves full accountability of parents to
making their own choices and honoring parents in the fear of God.
Example: A youth wanted to engage in an activity the father did not approve. The father’s response was, “My preference
is that you don’t go, but this time you choose.” The father’s recommendation was not taken and the activity proved to be
convicting and thought provoking. Respect for parental direction was gained.
Youth desire input and concern from parents. Should a negative activity come up that the situation qualifies a NO, then a
constructive family activity could be provided instead.
Parents should not just assume that all is well, ask questions and address struggles in their lives. Provide answers from the
Word. Encourage Bible study on a personal level that addresses the issue.
Appropriate safeguards are in order with computer and internet usage, avoid privacy.
--Harley Yoder

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