Spending more time with family is one of the things that can make the holidays so special. Spending more time with family is one of the things that can also make the holidays miserable. For that reason I decided to kick off our holiday season in axis with a talk on the family. I basically spoke to our teenagers about how they can choose to win or choose to lose in their family. I tried to speak from a parent's perspective and specifically addressed how teenagers can do more to show honor and appreciation in their family.
It was a good night for us and a night that will hopefully that challenged our kids to make some changes at home specifically in the areas of how the talk to their parents, how they show appreciation to their parents, and are they harboring bitterness toward their parents.