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Welcome. Parent Workshop October 30, 2011. Loving Teens in “Their” Own Language. Parenting is a Vocation. Our family’s first church is in our home. Children who live in homes where parents practice their faith are 300 times more likely to continue their faith lives as adults.

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welcome

Welcome

Parent Workshop

October 30, 2011

parenting is a vocation
Parenting is a Vocation
  • Our family’s first church is in our home.
  • Children who live in homes where parents practice their faith are 300 times more likely to continue their faith lives as adults.
society creates challenges
Society Creates Challenges
  • We live in a secularized culture of “busyness”.
  • Parents juggle jobs, marriages, children, finances, friends, etc.
  • Teens are pushed, pulled and overcommitted with school, sports, music, friends, college prep, etc.
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What demographic, in the worldwide population, is reported to have the highest suicide rate?

American Teenagers

parent connection
Parent Connection

Prayer

Inspiration

Wisdom

Connection

Communication

Love

communication
Communication

Parent:

“How do I make my child understand?”

Teen:

“You don’t understand me!”

five love languages
Five Love Languages
  • Quality Time
  • Gifts
  • Words of Affirmation
  • Physical Touch
  • Acts of Service
quality time
Quality Time
  • Undivided Attention
  • Really being there
  • Distractions
  • Postponed Dates
gifts
Gifts
  • Visible, tangible symbol of love
  • Thoughtfulness, effort
  • Missed birthday
  • Thoughtless gift
words of affirmation
Words of Affirmation
  • Verbalize Affection
  • Compliments, praise, support
  • “I love you.”
  • Insults, Complaints
  • Silence
physical touch
Physical Touch
  • Hugs, pat on the back
  • Closeness
  • Neglect
  • Abuse
acts of service
Acts of Service
  • Favors
  • Ease burden or responsibility
  • Laziness
  • Create more work
the five love languages by dr gary chapman www 5lovelanguages com
The Five Love Languagesby Dr. Gary Chapmanwww.5lovelanguages.com
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Too often we under estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind of word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of a caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.- Leo Buscaglia