Take some dirt, drop in a seed, add some water, and wait. Eventually, you’ll grow a harvest! Now, I don’t make a living growing food, but I do know the basic process. Plant, tend, wait, harvest. And you know what? That’s a great process for parenting, too. Mom and Dad will spend years planting seeds of truth and character in their children. They’ll continue to “water” the good values throughout the seasons. But during the teen years, after the sowing but before the harvest, parents are easily discouraged. That’s when I want to point you to Galatians 6:9. It says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” So, parents, don’t give up! Your harvest will one day come, in healthy, well-adjusted adults. If you listen on a mobile phone or tablet, please download our Parenting Today’s Teens app available for Apple or Android. If you listen on a desktop or laptop computer, press the “play” button above to enjoy daily parenting advice.