Parent Cue - High School - Like A Boss

WEEK 1


HEBREWS 13:17

Life is better when
you honor authority. 

WEEK 2


 COLOSSIANS 3:23-25

Do your part and
trust God with His. 

TALK ABOUT THIS:

WEEK 1:


Ask your kid if there are any authority figures they’re currently having struggles with. If you get a blank stare in response, try listing a few authority figures to continue encouraging a response: teacher, coach, stepparent, boss, older sibling, pastor. If they share, don’t judge or try to immediately jump to fixing the situation. Just listen.

WEEK 2:


Virtually every teenager has a teacher they don’t like, coach they think is too hard on them, or some other authority they don’t like very much. Even if they’re not in a conflict or struggle with that authority at the moment, this week ask them something like this: “When it comes to ________ [authority figure], what’s one thing YOU have control over and YOU can change in that relationship?”

REMEMBER THIS:

"Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God,
and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God."
Romans 13:1 NIV

DO THIS:

MORNING TIME


One morning this week, text your kid this verse before they go to school: 

Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. – Hebrews 13:17 NIV

MEAL TIME


During a meal this week, have everyone in the family—parents included—list all the authority figures that they answer to day to day and week to week. Then talk about which authority figures are the easiest to serve, which ones are the hardest to serve, and why.

THEIR TIME


Sometime this week, send your teenage son or daughter a text that says something like this: “Just want you to know that I’m HONORED to be an authority in your life! I’m so sorry for all the ways I mess up that responsibility sometimes. But I’m still so happy to be a part of your life!”

BED TIME


Give your teen a hug before they go to bed. Ok let’s be honest. Give them a hug before YOU go to bed. Chances are they are up later than you finishing that Biology or Pre Cal homework. Tell them you love them. Teens still need physical affection from their parents. (Just maybe make sure to not do it in front of their friends?)


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