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With tons of great ministries to assist you, here are just a few that might limit the search.
Parent Cue – It’s not an encyclopedia on everything you need to know. It’s not an exhaustive training course to make sure your kids “turn out”. It’s not a counseling hotline you can call when you have a help-I-can’t-believe-my-child-just . . .- crisis. This blog is a cue. It’s a prompt. Because really, we know you’re already incredibly busy doing all the things you should do to invest in your kids and to help them on their way to adulthood—and hopefully out of your house. But just because you are really busy doing great things doesn’t mean it’s easy to stay focused on what’s important. That’s where we come in. We want to make it easy for you to remember what’s important.
Keep up with current events that effect your teenager. Youth Culture News
Is your teenager headed to college? College Transition Initiative
Campus Ministry – First Priority
Protecting your students online – Apple Computers ipods/ipad
Parenting Beyond Your Capacity – When parents work in tandem with the faith community to raise their children, they increase their parenting capacity exponentially.Most parents have so many demands on their time that they can’t be the kind of parent they desire to be. They need to know the Orange Factor: Two combined influences will make a greater impact on kids than just two influences. And it’s true. Parents who partner with the faith community are the best way to bring the next generation into the family of God-and keep them there.
Not Much Just Chillin’: The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers by Linda Perlstein – Perlstein reveals what’s really going on under kids’ don’t-touch-me facade while they grapple with schoolwork, puberty, romance, and identity. A must-read for parents and educators.
The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine – Clinical psychologist Madeline Levine explodes one child-rearing myth after another. She identifies toxic cultural influences and well-intentioned, but misguided, parenting practices that are detrimental to a child’s healthy self-development.
13 is the New 18: And Other Things My Children Taught Me–While I Was Having a Nervous Breakdown Being Their Mother by Beth Harpaz – Harpaz tries to make sense of a bizarre teenage wilderness of $100 sneakers, clouds of Axe body spray, and cell phone bills so big they require nine-by-twelve envelopes.
A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Teenage Girls by Mark Oestreicher and Brooklyn Lindsey –This book explores the major changes of adolescence, the influence of parents and friends, the onslaught of feelings and how to respond, and the significance of celebrating milestones in a girl’s life.
A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Teenage Guys by Mark Oestreicher and Brock Morgan – This book will help you discover insights on shepherding your son, preparing him to take the reins of his life, and helping him confront the extreme struggles every guy faces—such as loneliness, anger, lust, apathy, and technology.