Have you ever struggled to have a conversation with your teenager? That was probably a stupid question. Of course you’ve struggled to have a conversation with your teenager. Teenagers aren’t exactly known for their ability to hold a conversation with their parents. Depending on the day, a question as simple as, “How are you?” might be met with a grunt, an eye roll,...Keep Reading
Archives for August 2018Subscribe to the RSS Feed
- Featured Posts
- All Posts
For many teenagers, the difference between success and failure is an adult who can see the potential in all of their madness. Here’s a quick video from Josh Shipp about how a kid’s most annoying traits might actually be their greatest strengths. Keep loving those kids of yours ...
Parents, you can’t do this alone. You need other adults to help you love and influence your kids. One thing we try to do for your family is to connect your kid with adults who love them and who can be trusted. If you haven’t met some of the adults who invest in your kid at church, this month is a great month to meet them!...
Do you ever feel like, as a parent, it’s nearly impossible to understand all the different aspects of your student’s life? Us too! And, while we can’t guarantee you’ll learn everything there is to know about the teenage world, we’d like to help get you started. One of our favorite authors, Mark Oestreicher, has written some short, easy reads to help parents under...Keep Reading
Have you heard of The Culture Translator by Axis? It’s a weekly podcast and email and its goal is to help you gain insight into how pop culture, technology, and media influence your teenager....Keep Reading
Here’s a tip: even when your teenager makes you feel insignificant, remember that there is no one more important to your kid than you. Then let that fact help you respond with wisdom, love, and kindness...Keep Reading
Nearly every Christian parent in America would give anything to find a viable resource for developing within their kids a deep, dynamic faith that 'sticks' long term. Sticky Faith delivers....Keep Reading
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...Keep Reading
Playing for Keeps is a book for parents and leaders (and anyone else who influences the lives of kids and teenagers). In Playing for Keeps, you will discover six things every kid needs over time, and 18 practical ideas so you can make what really matters matter more....Keep Reading
If you're curious about what your students are up to online, and you want to have some knowledge that can help you in your conversations, this book is right up your alley. If your student isn't quite to the social media age yet, reading this early on can help inform your parenting strategy for when they do get there....Keep Reading