Should I Allow My Teen to Make Risky Decisions?

Parents may have to decide whether to allow a teen to make a decision when head and gut feelings don’t agree and all the risk factors aren’t known

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A tragic death

After the memorial service

Our spirits were troubled

Tuesday morning

Tuesday afternoon

Tuesday night

The full story

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Were we wrong to let Jason decide?

God lets his children decide

There is no way we can know what life will throw at our teen or when

How to know when a teen is ready for more freedom

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The ultimate test

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Barbara Radisavljevic

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Christian, bereaved adoptive mom, blogger, amateur nature photographer, voracious reader. Married 54 years. Central Coast of California. https://barbrad.com

Family Matters

A publication for parents and families of all types to share their experiences.

Barbara Radisavljevic

Written by

Christian, bereaved adoptive mom, blogger, amateur nature photographer, voracious reader. Married 54 years. Central Coast of California. https://barbrad.com

Family Matters

A publication for parents and families of all types to share their experiences.

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