The heart of a young person is not lost at once. Rather, the loss occurs as a result of unhealed hurts, criticism, lack of parental involvement, or a combination of these three influences.
Gradually, as a young person transfers his allegiance to someone other than Mom and Dad, parents lose their potential for influence. However, gaining and keeping the heart results in direction, protection, and the resources of the parents made available to assist the young person.
A quick quiz can help you—as a parent or young person—begin the process of repairing relationships.
Take this quiz separately, from the young person’s perspective, and then compare answers. But do not stop there. Seek to understand why a certain answer is given. Ready?
How do your answers compare to your child’s answers? A high score indicates a good grasp of your young person’s heart, while a low score indicates the need for additional dialogue. Regardless of your score, use these questions to get to know your young person and the “why’s” behind his answers. You will all be glad you did!
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