For Christians that pray...

United States
April 21, 2009 11:42am CST
My teenager is really giving me a hard time, more so than just the regular teen stuff. I'm sick with worry and he and I both just need plenty of prayer. Thanks so much all.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I am sorry to hear of your situation however I am not exactly sure how your teenager is behaving. You mentioned that it is more than the regular teen stuff. I know how that regular stuff can be. And I was also a teenager and had my troubles. I understand that you are worried. You are a mother. That is pretty much what we mothers do half of the time. We love our children and want what is best for them. We don't want them to hurt and I think that he feels hurt by something or is maybe angry at somebody. Maybe he needs some space. Space can be something very important to a young person. Time to gather their thoughts before they even think of starting to talk to a parent. I remember as a teenager I didn't really speak much of my hurts and heartbreaks to parents. I think that kids might believe that parents don't care. But being a mother now I can see that children need us so much and they have a natural need for acceptance especially from their peers. If this helps any why don't you just ask him nicely what is bothering him. You can even tell him that he doesn't have to talk about it right away and that you are there for him if he does want to talk. Don't press him. He might come to you in his own time. Just be subtle and check on him. Try not to smother him too much. I know it is hard. I have a five year old son right now and I am anticipated the teen years and not knowing how it is going to turn out. I can just pray. Right now my boy seems to be a happy go luck child with the world at his feet. But things could change in the future because of a lot of things. Environmental influences and other friends have a way of playing a good or not so good part on our children.
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• United States
21 Apr 09
You got it. I think it's the change or addition of friends that are helping his little cause. He was an honor student with a good job and nice vehicle 6 months ago. Now he's about to drop out of school (or get kicked out), his hours are cut at work and we took his car about 2 months ago. I can't understand it with the support system that he has between me and his dad and our church. It's like he doesn't want to have anything to do with us or what we have to offer him. Other than giving him back his car, of course. Just please pray for all of us. He's a really great kid on the inside.
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