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Kids and Church: 7 ways to respond when your child’s beliefs differ from your own

Kids and church is a sore spot in many families.

It’s a weekly tug or war that pops up every seven days: your kid doesn’t want to go to church. The research supports this parenting sore spot. In recent years, the Pew Research Center has found that American teens are less likely than their parents to identify with a religion. While one in four parents say they are religiously unaffiliated, it’s one in every three teens. If you are a religious parent and you’re discovering your kid may have different beliefs, it can be a tricky and tender spot for your family.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares how to respond if this situation arises.

To contact Heather for counseling, email blog.familyvolley@gmail.com, or visit www.familyvolley.blogspot.com.


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