Today’s post came from reading another post that I enjoy by Lynn Cowell.
As a youth leader, I see the importance of having a trustworthy adult in your life, and I have often spoken of this very thing. You need someone you feel comfortable going to and talking to about things, but it should be someone who will give you sound advice. Your peers are not always the best ones to fill this role.
As a parent I’ve always hoped my kids would feel comfortable coming to me about anything. Although my children are young, my husband and I alreadystrive to cultivate a relationship where they will feel safe coming to us with all struggles they face. What I learned from Lynn today is that, even though our children feel comfortable coming to us, it really is vital to have another adult in place who they feel comfortable talking with as well.
As Lynn says, if you don’t have a strong adult in your life outside of your parents, you will find refuge in your peers. It may not seem like an issue to you that your peers are who you seek advice from, but they are dealing with the very same issues you are. An adult has already been through the struggles you’re dealing with, and she will have a better idea of what’s ahead for you.
I recommend reading Lynn’s post today whether you’re a teen, single adult, or a parent. I think you will take a lot from today’s words of wisdom.
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