Having your teenager involved in your faith community is extremely important for their development. If you are a Christian, engage in a church. I don’t just mean to attend on Sundays. I mean to dive in and volunteer, join a bible study group, and participate in volunteer activities. The same goes for synagogue, mosque, temple, and any other associated place of worship with your family’s faith. Your teen will learn things that are hard to glean from school and social media. Your son or daughter will learn his or her place in the scope of things, how to be obedient, self-control, positive coping skills through a relationship with God, and develop deep friendships.
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Helping teens grow and families improve connection,
Lauren Goodman, MS, MFT