There is a powerful message here for parents or anyone in a position to influence children. Developing our next generation of leaders starts at home. Empower a child…change the world.
Most people would consider this type of behavior normal, but for me it was quite unusual. My teenage son, whom I adore more than life itself, was acting a bit peculiar. Now parents of teen aged children and even those who specialize in teenage behavior, would confess, all kids that age begin to test the waters by doing things like “talking back” to their parents, speaking with sarcasm, you know those “smart mouth” responses to the simplest questions and even being defiant saying things like, “No, I don’t want to” when asked to do a particular chore.
For me, this particular day was an awakening. I began to notice our relationship of that special mom-son bond begin to change and not in a way I felt was healthy. He felt very distant and his words lacked the kind tone I have become accustomed to over the 15 years of his…
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