Our kids’ high school days are FULL of activities. Athletics, clubs, student council, music, and the list can go on and on. At church, there’s youth group, small group, worship team, babysitting, and more. It’s easy to lose those intimate moments with our kids. Let me suggest scheduling family time. Some teens don’t like it. Others crave it. But unless we’re intentional about it, our kids can turn into people we don’t even recognize. Sometimes they’re influenced for the good AND the bad. Time in God’s Word, talking about events of the week, and not letting them get away with saying one-word answers will go a long way in influencing our teens. Oh, and don’t worry, your teens will grow out of this stage.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 6:20, Proverbs 22:6