DRIVE THROUGH PARENTING – Would you say your teen is more prone to act with a grateful heart or to express an air of entitlement? Today on License to Parent, Trace Embry offers a test to find out.
Let’s say your family stops at a drive-through restaurant to order dinner. If you decided not to ask your kids what they wanted to eat and drink, but, instead, for expedience sake, and for the sake of stretching a dollar, ordered everyone the same meal, how would your kids react? For many families today, there would be conflict. Shouldn’t there rather be a sense of gratefulness and thanksgiving from the kids who are receiving a meal out paid for by mom and dad? Think about it: are dinners at home always tailor-made for each child’s taste and without regard for cost? Consider this little drive-through test to help determine what level of gratefulness or entitlement your children might be dealing with. If just the thought of it scares you, it may be time to seek more of God’s wisdom to help guide your parenting.
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