We think it is important to not just be a support system for our students but for parents and families as well. We have compiled a list of resources that are widely recommended by Youth Pastors. Each title below is clickable to the appropriate webpage.
This website is designed to help parents stay up to date on new apps, by helping you determine which apps are safe to use as well as what apps may be inappropriate for your student's age.
This website exists to equip adults with the tools to have conversations about culture, media, and faith. There is a free weekly newsletter as well as other free to help you with these conversations.
Center for Parent and Youth Understanding
This website called “The Center for Parent and Youth Understanding” is full of articles, podcasts, seminars, and other resources to help you navigate parenting in our digital world.
Presented by Azusa Pacific University, the goal of this website is to help families succeed in building strong marriages, confident parents, and empowered kids by producing devotionals, blogs, and courses for families.
This is a paid accountability software that helps parents partner with their students to defeat internet porn usage.
Fight The New Drug
This is a website with free resources to inform the public about the harmful effects of porn through scientific studies, blog posts, and a three-part documentary on the topic.
Don't Miss It
by Reggie Joiner
You have 936 weeks from your student's birth until they graduate high school. This book is designed to help you shape your student's faith by making each week count.
Understanding Your Young Teen
by Mark Oestreicher
This book offers insight focused on early adolescent development while also providing you with practical applications for parenting and living with your 11-14 year old.
Parenting: 14 Gospel principles that can radically change your family
by Paul Tripp
In "Parenting," Paul Tripp encourages parents to embrace the high calling of being the primary instrument God uses to influence and guide children in their journey to find Him.
What Do I Do When Series
by Dr. Steven Gerali
These short books offer adults a look into some of the many issues that teenagers face in their daily lives. Topics of these books include; depression and suicide, abuse, bullying and violence, dealing with death, and eating disorders. These books can be a helpful starting place, to understand a student's pain as well as providing a few next steps that families can take in the healing process.
A Parents Guide to Understanding Sex and Dating
by Mark Oestreicher and Joel Mayward
This book will help to equip parents so that they are able to have healthy and honest dialogue with their teenagers about sex and dating.
by Tim Elmore
A very practical discussion through many things parents think they should be doing when in fact they are mistakes that can stunt the growth of our children.
by Tim Hancock
The premise of the book is “the problem with raising children is that is what we end up with…children. Our job is to raise adults, and that changes everything”.
Looking for some quick help as a parent? Parent Tips by Jonathan McKee provides around 10 minutes of hope and help for parenting teens.
This Podcast focuses mainly on youth workers and youth ministry but includes a lot of information they have learned over the years that can be applied to parenting as well.