Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie

Are you getting through to your teens?

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Join us Thursday on Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie as we talk about our teens, their faith, their future and what we can do to foster their formation.  Special guest for the entire hour will be Darryl Dziedzic (Coach D)…Teacher, Youth Minister, gifted speaker!  Darryl and Debbie are both youth ministers and passionate about formation, know that there are specific things we can be doing now to support our youth…You won’t want to miss this show, especially if you have a teen in your life…

Call in and share your story about your teenager…1-800-585-9396

Darryl Dziedzic

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2 thoughts on “Are you getting through to your teens?

  1. I’m a daily listener and enjoy the show but was very disappointed today to hear the Coach’s response to the mother who found a bottle of wine under the bed of a 19yo young lady. The mother was trying to discipline and treat her “Good kid” as a young adult and not like a child. I understood the gist of coach’s response to the mother was to take the “my roof, my rules” approach. It seemed as if coach, Debbie and the mother all missed the boat, no one even mentioned that what the teen did was illegal and what consequences come with that.

    I would explain to the teen that real “adults” don’t have to hide alcohol under their bed; hiding it under her bed demonstrates that she obviously knew it was wrong but did it anyway. And Mom “Good” kids don’t hide alcohol under their beds. I would explain that good Catholic adults don’t do things they know are wrong. Also a 19yo in possession of alcohol is illegal…”adults” don’t break the law. Not only was she putting herself at legal risk but her mother as well, again not “adult” behavior.
    I would explain to the teen how her actions make it challenging to treat her as an adult. If she wants to be trusted, treated and respected as an adult then she needs to be an adult. Bottom line …illegal behavior is wrong for both teens and adults. There is an opportunity to teach a moral and ethical lesson here that was missed. In this particular situation I wouldn’t be so very worried how to treat this teen as an adult because the bottom line is that she isn’t an adult, and her actions say it load and clear. Maybe focusing on teaching the teen the skills needed to self monitor her own behavior with good insight, reasoning and judgement, and explain to her that by demonstrating good behavior is how to be respected as an adult. For me the “My house my rules” was not the best advice that could have been given.

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