“I didn’t asked to be born!” shouted my teen from the bedroom. “It’s not fair. Nobody else has to do this! You’re so mean!”
And the door to the purple room closes with a slam.
“Good thing you didn’t ask to be born today,” I thought to myself. “Today the answer would be No, not today, because nothing is going to come out of my body, and turn around and talk to me like that.”
“Well tell God, because He thought it was a good idea—at the time,” I replied toward her bedroom. “And your room still has to be cleaned before you go to Michelle’s house.”
I whispered a prayer. “Father, help me to survive this child, and please make sure she gets caught on everything that tries to divide her from you.” (From String of Pearls ~Diane W. Bailey).
Disrespectful talk comes out of many teenagers whether they are in a stepfamily, single parent home or in a family of birth. In a stepfamily you are facing children that you cannot punish for bad behavior as you would your own children, and your birth children resent that you are stricter on them than you are on the stepsibling.
Here is what to do…
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