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How Should a Parent Respond to Public Humiliation? | ORBC Shares

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How Should a Parent Respond to Public Humiliation? 

written by Chap Bettis from The Gospel Coalition

It happens to every parent, but it comes when you least expect it. You might call it total public humiliation. That may sound like a humorous term, but it’s no laughing matter. It’s embarrassing and shocking. Initially, you might imagine the toddler meltdown at the grocery store. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I have in mind the older child—a teenager or young adult—who is seemingly well-behaved. They don’t have an attitude of rebellion on the surface. Then some secret sin is exposed. Maybe it has to do with the internet or social media. Perhaps it’s an offense so grievous that school officials are involved. Perhaps you have to sit down with other parents. The transgression is horrifying to you. They sinned for all the world to see.