Thursday, March 11, 2010

Where does He Get That From?

How do you solve a problem like Timm?  How do you keep a teenage boy from getting a bigger than life attitude?  How do you teach a kid just coming into his prime, self-control?  That is the question of the day.

Self-control is one of those things that is a learned trait.  Some people have learned early in life how not to act too quickly on certain urges.  Timm has an oral problem.  He lacks self-control in the classroom (and anywhere else for that matter) by talking and passing notes.  He seems to have been getting away with it, and the teacher should have not let him get away with anything.  I am not blaming the teacher for Timm's actions, but he didn't help the situation. So we need to figure out how to rectify this problem.

1 Corithians 10:13. The only temptation that hast come to you is that which everyone has. But you can trust God, who will not permit you to be tempted more than you can stand. But, when you are tempted, he will also give you a way to escape so that you will be able to stand it.

Hebrews 2:18. And now he can help those who are tempted, because he himself suffered and was

There is a way out of temptation. Not only is there a way out, we can help others when they go through similar temptations or even trials. We have an obligation to help our fellow man in their time of need. But we need to let them ask for the advice. But in my son's case...We will give our advice freely and often cuz that is what our parenting calls us to do.

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