When my kids were little I wanted to know how to parent perfectly.
Give me a recipe and I follow it – to the letter.
The problem with a parenting formula is that the ingredients contain unstable elements like: human free will, sin propensity, and unique personality traits.
What happens when parents are blind-sided by their teen or young person’s decisions, choices, or sin-orientation?
One size does not fit all.
Parents negotiate hard places differently. It’s important to be respectful of how others approach a challenging situation.
There are principles that are true for all challenges. How they are played out will be unique to the family, child, situation, struggle, and time.