News flash! Parenting is hard. It’s probably the hardest thing you’ll ever do in your entire lifetime. Once you feel like you’ve got the hang of it and things are running smoothly, BAM! Life comes at you fast and throws yet another obstacle at you....Keep Reading
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Understanding your teenager is hard work. On any given day, you've probably got questions about their growth, development, behavior, emotions, safety, sexuality, and the culture that's impacting them. If that sounds familiar, Verywell Family is a great place to find tons of articles on practical topics you're already wondering about....
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 understand teenage guys, girls, brains, social media, and sex & dating. You won’t regret picking one of these up!...
Understanding your teenager is hard work. On any given day, you've probably got questions about their growth, development, behavior, emotions, safety, sexuality, and the culture that's impacting them. If that sounds familiar, Verywell Family is a great place to find tons of articles on practical topics you're already wondering about....Keep Reading
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
Can you believe the school year is already here??! It feels like just yesterday summer was knocking on our door. We want to start this school year off right as a student ministry. We want to partner with you. Our parents. You are so much more influential in the lives of your students than anybody else. That includes me, teachers, coaches. Even their friends. You have th...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
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
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
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