Make expectations clear.
Give choices so your child has some reasonable measure of control over their life.
Get on their eye level.
Model for your children how to verbalize their emotions.
Know and use your child's currency.
I'll pray for you this week, as I pray for my family, in regards to growing families that love Christ and reflect his character. It's a tough journey, but well worth the sacrifice. Best of all, we know that we are not acting out of our strength alone - we are soldiers of the High King, and he fills us with energy, wisdom and strength every step of the way.