We must remember though, that it’s the design of God that children wander through the wilderness of adolescence on their way to becoming adults. It’s a difficult journey fraught with trials and even peril. I know from raising four of my own and from helping hundreds of others who have needed a little extra help during those difficult years that the physical awkwardness, the emotional chaos, and the crazy behavior that keeps parents worried will eventually pass.
Meanwhile, parents of teenagers should not be afraid or ashamed to reach out for help and support. Hope for Tomorrow Counseling Centers, a ministry of Patrick Henry Family Services, is a great resource. Our licensed professional counselors integrate Christian worldview with best practices to help families navigate the various trials of adolescence. Visit Hopefortomorrowcounseling.org today and see how we can help. (click on the Hope for Tomorrow Counseling link at the bottom of this screen.)