I (Dr. John Townsend) have talked to many young adults who have told me, “When I was a teenager, I acted like my parents had nothing to say to me. I couldn’t afford to act differently. But inside, it mattered a lot what they said.”
You can’t predict how telling the truth and establishing healthy boundaries will affect a teen, nor can you predict when the change will occur…. Don’t let your fears and discouragement limit a process of growth that God designed for your child….