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.
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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.
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.
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.
Raising Adults: A Humane Guide for Parenting
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”.
Youth Ministry Sherpas
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.