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Martha - posted on 10/10/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 17 years old he's a follower and he has many friends and the use Marijuana and drink he go to this party's that allow all this. I'm very worry
But I decided to surrender to God I Pray everyday at this point if I can not control this because in new York drugs are everywhere and most in the schools and many parents use it. Only God can help this teenagers.

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His - posted on 10/12/2016

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Your son is trying to figure out where he belongs and wants to fit in somewhere. You are wise to keep him in prayer. That's what I did with my kids. It took me a while to get there though. I decided to put them in Gods hands every day. Sometimes I took the situation back and tried to micro manage but I had a tendency to make it worse. Don't stop speaking life into his life. Ask God for wisdom and to place others into his life who will encourage him to be his best. Kids have to make some not so good decisions so they will learn. If parents made all of their decisions it would be disastrous once they got out on their own. Praise him for the good decisions he makes. Keep some boundaries in place but choose your battles carefully. He may put up a big fuss but deep down he will be happy for them. Let him know you are there if he needs to talk but don't judge him. Listening will give him a chance to sort things out. Don't quit being very present in his life. I have a son and daughter who are grown now and they are amazing. There were big struggles in our home at times while they were growing up. Things could get stressful with my daughter and I. Later both of my kids told me how glad they were that I was so present in their lives. We are close. Don't be discouraged. Things will get better.

Sue - posted on 10/11/2016

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I am so sorry to hear about your son, we have a hard time parenting in this crazy age with no absolutes or boundaries that seem to matter. And...with the phones and computers we don't even know who they are hanging out with! You are so right that only God can help...I will pray with you for you and your son...and pray that he gets a great friend group around him. Friends can make or break some of our kids...it's so important. Do you have a good pastor or youth leader that can reach out to him? my daughter, now 23, said she always wished her youth pastor would have taken an interest in her like he did some other kids. We also had a friend/pastor visit with her in a counseling mode..would he do that? If not, don't worry! God is always listening...and since your son is HIS child you know that God is also watching over him..we will pray!
Let's pray specifically that he will start to see through these friends and start to look forward to what God has for him in his life.
I am praying now!!!!!!!

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