How to Deal With Disrespectful Teenagers


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Video Broadcast with Lou Priolo, June 3 at 7pm PST (10pm EST)

As a rule, nothing provokes parents to anger more quickly than disrespect. There is something about an insolent son or daughter that upsets a parent and incites him to action—often the wrong kind of action. In this Christian Heritage OnAir video broadcast, Lou Priolo (author, The Heart of Anger and Teach Them Diligently) will explore what disrespect is, how it is displayed, why teenagers might be motivated to show it, and what parents can do to help teens correct it. Be sure to join in live to get your own questions answered during the Q & A with Lou at the end of the broadcast.

Watch the free broadcast here!



One Response to “How to Deal With Disrespectful Teenagers”

  1. 6 arrows says:

    Good program, despite the technical difficulties that cut it short. I appreciated Priolo’s balanced, Biblical presentation, speaking both of parents’ duty to not provoke our children to wrath (Ephesians 6:4) and of children’s responsibility to honor and obey their parents despite parental imperfection.

    I was glad to hear him extend that message (of honor to imperfect parents) to include adult children, as well. I don’t remember his exact wording, but this was the gist of it: “You’re a believer. You’re of age. You are responsible to get over your disrespect of your parents, how ever they parented you.”

    There are too many adults walking around with a chip on their shoulder about their upbringing. You can’t remind them that everybody’s parents made mistakes, some of them many and serious. They decide they’re justified in their grumbling and dishonor because apparently their cases are so much worse, and anyone who chooses to not speak dishonorably of their parents’ mistakes and sins must really have not had it as bad as “poor me.”

    In other words, it’s that old “litmus test” Priolo referred to, the one that disgruntled adults think apply when it comes to determining whether their parents meet the qualifications of deserving honor. Never mind what the Bible says.

    Thanks for linking to this talk, Kelly. I enjoyed hearing him speak.

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