Make Your Home a Safe Place

tuesday tips logoMake your home a safe place for your teenagers.  Make it easier for them to resist temptation.  Here are some of our tips.

  • Don’t allow friends of opposite sex to enter the house unless a parent is there.
  • Keep conversation open and easy.  Don’t be afraid to talk about the hard stuff.  And don’t freak out or over-react.  At least, not where they can see it.
  • Put filters on all computers.
  • Make sure they can’t get cable in their rooms.
  • Remove the doors to the rec room.
  • Get to know their friends. Make it harder for their friends to lead them astray because of their relationship with you.
  • Let them know that you own their cell phone.  And because it is bought and paid for by you, you have the right to randomly check their text messages.
  • Install a filter on their IPhones.  Safe Eyes is a good one for cell phones that can get internet access.
  • Give them grace in all things.  All kids are going make mistakes sometimes.  They are going to deal with temptations of every kind.  Let your home be a safe place for them to learn and grow and fall and get back up again.

 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

                                                                        I Corinthians 10:13

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