How will you respond when your child makes a decision you don't agree with?
and kids will never agree on everything but what can mom and dad do
when that decision—whether a matter of preference, spirituality, or
morality—is something they think is totally wrong? Author and speaker
Brenda Garrison knows all too well that how parents respond will either
build a wall or a bridge between them and their child.
and her husband were forced to answer this question when their oldest
daughter Katie abruptly moved out of the house with no means of support.
It was not an illegal or immoral decision, but it was one that wasn't
good for her. Their determination to keep an open door of communication
is documented not only by their story, but by comments from Katie in
each chapter as she offers insights from her own perspective.
included are other family scenarios—everything from matters of
preference to foolish, immoral, and even illegal decisions—as well as
insights into different styles of parenting such as servant,
checked-out, gotcha, scared, and controlling parents.
practical tips and relatable stories, Brenda shares how to model God's
parenting style and explains the difference between the parent's
responsibilities and the child's, then helps mom and dad discover ways
to develop and nurture a relationship with their child that will last a