By Leneita Fix
Almost every day I hear a different youth worker complain about a parent who doesn’t really “care” about their child. Have you ever done that? I know I have. The “untraditional” family has become the norm with divorce rates continuing at 60% (in and out of the church), parents cohabiting, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
Then there are the struggles our students are facing. Bullying, abuse, and identity are universal. However, there are also drugs, violence, eating disorders, cutting, and just generally being a teen. We keep saying it’s “harder” for this generation.
Why do we think that?