When your teen is unsure of what to do, does he or she ask you, or their computer?
What can you do to change this?
In the classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life” the pharmacist Mr. Gauer mistakenly prepares the wrong capsules for a sick customer and demands that young George Bailey delivers them. In a moral quandary, George sees a sign that reads, “Ask Dad! He Knows.” and so he scurries off to find his dad.
Every teen wants answers, but too often the internet is now their “go-to” source. It does not lecture or require obedience, but even teens will endure lectures and be more likely to obey when we prove ourselves available, loving, and trustworthy. So limit your lectures, and if you don’t have an answer then go to the internet with your child and be their truth filter for the answers you find together.
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