RECOMMENDED FOCUS: AGES 17+ (Seniors in High School) Whether your son or daughter is headed off to college, the military, or the workforce, you can be intentional about launching them into a God-honoring life.

by Tina Gilbreath on July 23, 2020

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Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it.”

Here are some tips for being intentional with your senior in High School this year:

Recognize the emotions: You and your senior are full of emotions, anxiety, stress, pride, eagerness, and yes excitement! Remember the process of leaving isn’t automatic and will sometimes feel like 1 step forward and two steps backwards.

Make the most: Leaving is a natural part of growing up, make the most of the remaining time, your child has at home creating memories, having important conversations, and enjoying each others company.

Make time: Plan time each week (or as often as possible) with your senior, make a date, start a new hobby you both enjoy, take a walk, be creative.

Make it count: Talk with your senior about more than just the daily/weekly plan. Need ideas? Download our Tools4Takeoff workbook.

Have fun: Find things you enjoy doing together. Savor and enjoy these moments.

RESOURCES & NEXT STEPS

RESOURCES

18 Plus: Parenting your emerging adult by Powell & Argue
Don’t Miss It by Kristen Ivy & Reggie Joiner
How to stay Christian in college by J. Budziszewski
Letting them Go by Dave Veerman
Parenting your 12th grader by Kristen Ivy & Reggie Joiner
Sticky Faith by Kara Powell & Chap Clark
Thriving at college by Alex Chediak
Tools4Takeoff booklet 2020

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MAKE A PLAN TO BE INTENTIONAL THIS NEXT YEAR WITH YOUR CHILD:

This year I will...

  • Pray daily for and with my child.
  • Consistently spend time in God’s Word.
  • Bless my child daily.
  • Pepper in faith talks.
  • Create a habit of worship with my child.
  • Serve together as a family.
  • Schedule regular times to connect with my child to prepare for the transitions ahead.
  • ___________________________________________

 

 

Remember just two degrees of difference can change your faith journey (and that of your child's) dramatically, “by making small changes in your life, not only can you accomplish...
transformation, but you can also sustain it as well.”

Dr. John Trent, The 2 Degree difference

 

 

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