It’s a real gift when a young adult tells us grown-ups what they know works really well with their age group. This video features a teen who was raised strictly, but with mutual respect and trust. Zander has some advice for parents who might make the mistake of giving too much trust to their teens. We grown-ups would do well to hear his observations and take his advice — that trust needs to be balanced and mutual for it to work well with a teenager. He warns us parents that being too permissive and overly giving of blind faith can be detrimental to a teenager’s future ability to deal with the real world. The vantage point of his recently acquired wisdom is most definitely of benefit to parents of children who are about to be teenagers. Thanks Zander!
Readers, do you have any success stories to share with parents of young teens? If so, share with us below.
By Dr. Lonnie Green, M.Ed., PhD