Don’t Provoke Kids to Anger
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Mitchell was 18 when he asked that question. His stepfather had been harshly critical and he couldn't bear it any more. He had provoked him to anger, what the Bible in Ephesians 6:4 warns fathers not to do; now Mitchell wanted to move out, but he knew his mom wouldn't want him to leave. Look, stepparents, if you have a critical edge to you, you can dig yourself into a hole fast. Kids will tolerate a lot more from a parent, than a stepparent. Gentleness will get you farther in building trust.
Ron, how do I tell my mom I need to get away from my stepdad?