My son Michael

My son Michael

Postby Claire on Sun Apr 18, 2004 5:53 pm

My older boy Michael is 12 and dealing with the usual peer pressure. I am concerned that he find good godly friends who encourage him in the right way and decide on his own to walk with the Lord, in the face of the temptations around him, because he has made this choice and not to please me. <p></p><i></i>

Re: My son Michael

Postby PAM on Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:22 am

I'll be praying for you son. <p></p><i></i>

12 year old son

Postby AngieKat on Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:21 am

Will pray for him to head down the godly path. Its such a critical age.<br>
Angie <p></p><i></i>

your son

Postby slk2295 on Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:55 am

also praying for your son <p></p><i></i>


Postby Claire on Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:48 pm

I appreciate it. Sunday was a difficult day and he was being really mouthy, so I was feeling panicky, like, "I am loosing him." But we had a good day and good talk today.<br>
My husband is a non disciplinarian type, which is hard as it leaves all the responsibility to me and a boy needs a man to put his foot down. My eight year old has been my compliant one, but this one has always been pushing the limits. It is a "wise in his own eyes," problem.<br>
He has even started "back seat driving"<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src= ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>


Postby rsquared on Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:01 am

Hey Claire,<br>
My thoughts and prayers go out to you in raising your sons up.<br>
We used to laugh that we had an 8 year old going on 18, and an 11 year old going on 10. Our sons are so different. They are 17 and 20 now. Years ago someone told me that if we did family activities that were fun and different, it would keep our kids around us. They in turn would bring their friends with them. We as parents would have the satisfaction of knowing where our children were and who their friends were, but they wouldn't even realize we were watching. It does work. We have spent a lot of time hiking, fishing, camping, riding bikes, going to the zoo and beach. A lot of free or almost free things that none of their friends did regularly, but were 'cool' in their eyes. Of course, our house hasn't been painted in years, we don't have a nice lawn or nice cars, neither of us belong to any kind of club, and certainly don't have time for hobbies. But, we still get a few, "Mom (or Dad), look at this! read this! did you see this!" It's worth all of Solomon's gold.<br>
I will end with a couple quotes:<br>
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned." ........ Mark Twain<br>
Proverbs 22:6<br>
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.<br>
Training can take a lifetime. Peace <!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src=""/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--> <p></p><i></i>

Re: sons

Postby PAM on Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:09 am

Continuing to pray for your son. <p></p><i></i>

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