Parenting Practicals

Knowing I Am Yours

“Tell me I’m your child, the one your heart beats for, I can find my strength in knowing I am yours” (Tell Me by Carrollton)

Before you read any further, I encourage you to take a few minutes and listen to the song quoted above, entitled Tell Me by a band called Carrollton. This song is a beautiful reminder that all of us, children of God, gather strength and confidence from being known, valued, purposed, and loved.

The following are five tips to help cultivate confidence in your teen and as you read this, I pray that you will keep this song in your mind. Showing and telling your child who he or she is to you just may be the melody behind his or her music.

Pray over your teen.

This may seem intimidating, or you may already utilize this spiritual tool. Try to get into the habit of asking your teen…

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About the Author

Nichole Schneider

I am a graduate student in social work with a concentration in direct practice. I have experience in school and hospital social work and am currently dedicated to my five-year-plan which includes becoming a clinical social worker to practice faith-based counseling. I am abundantly blessed by my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and try to live my life saying “yes” to God every chance I have. In my spare time, I enjoy running, writing, reading, eating nachos, listening to KLove, and watching Fixer Upper on HGTV.