3. They have made peace with their past. These are the parents that have recognized the areas in which they messed up (especially in the area of sex and dating) and have been able to accept God’s forgiveness. It blows us away at what a difference this makes in the relationship between parents and teens.
4. They talk talk talk talk talk and talk some more about sex and relationships. They talk about temptation. They talk about boundaries. They talk about what choices their peers are making. They talk about a latest crush. They talk about waiting for God’s best. While this is an ongoing conversation throughout the teens years, the conversation usually starts around 10 or 11!