CHOOSING FRIENDS – Not all parenting advice is good parenting advice. Trace Embry explains today on License to Parent.
I’ve heard many of the so-called “intelligentsia” advise parents that you can’t get involved when it comes to choosing your kids’ friends. Although kids DO need experience in making decisions for themselves, choosing friends is one of those areas where, as a parent, you not only have the right to help them choose their friends, you have the responsibility to. In First Corinthians 15:33, Paul quotes the ancient Greek proverb that states, “Bad company corrupts good character.” Remember, even the average college student’s brain is still a few years from fully developing in those areas that relate actions to consequence. As a parent you’re going to see the disasters ahead that your kids won’t see. The stakes are way too high not to at least give your input about Junior’s friends.
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