Teens can have the tendency to sabotage their own success.
For many parents this may be a mystery. I provide one practical clue as to why teens seem to sabotage their success.
Perhaps you’ve encountered times with your rebellious child where you feel you’re making relational breakthroughs—whether through therapy or right at home.
Then, right before it looks like you’re entering a new level of trust and healing—things start unraveling for no apparent reason. At Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA), at least 10% of kids go through this right before they’re scheduled to return home. It’s called sabotaging.
Though Junior’s carnal side wants to go home and honor his parents, his inner governor—or spiritual side— is sensing that maybe he, or his parents, aren’t quite ready yet. But, this can actually be a good thing—often simply an indicator that a little more time is needed before entering the next level of trust in the healing process.
Picture Provided by: Palestine Railways.