Even though you may not understand, have a different perspective, or be annoyed by something of opinion that your teen enjoys, when you continually make derogatory comments about what’s important to them, you are planting seeds of strife between both of you. 

Listen to your teen’s perspective, voice your concerns if any, set boundaries if needed (mutually whenever possible), and then continue to be considerate of their viewpoint without demeaning what’s valuable to them.

Do not be wise in your own opinion.  Romans 12:16b

If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.  ‭Romans‬ ‭12:18‬

But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.  II Timothy‬ ‭2:23‬

Prayer:
You, my God, have entrusted me with children. It’s a responsibility I do not take lightly. I am their example, their guide, and confidante and by honoring these roles, I seek to minimize any unnecessary strife by being considerate of my children’s opinions and perspectives though I may not always agree. Amen.

Truth in love,
Heather

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