10.08.2008

Ministering to Parents

I'm trying to create a list of helpful resources for parents of young teens. Websites, books, newsletters etc.

If you have a favorite, would you mind sharing it?

15 comments:

rob's thoughtful spot said...

I have often recommended "protecting the gift" by Gavin De Becker and "hidden gifts of the introverted child" by Marti Olsen Laney. I also encouraged our parents to buy "do hard things" for their kids.

aaron said...

I don't have any thoughts, but I do have a request -- can you post the list when you finish? Thanks!

Joe said...

Just read a friends blog and he talked about a book: wtbw.blogspot.com/2008/10/ever-strugle-being-parent-im-reading.html

Volkers84 said...

We recently launched a parenting of teenagers small group program and they kicked it off by going through a Parenting of Teenager DVD series from Bluefish TV. I think it is from Les and Leslie Parrot.

Becca said...

Queen Bees and Wanna Be's is my favorite book to recommend to parent's of jr. high girls. Good stuff and it's a pretty easy read.

GodSide said...

kidsinmind.com

is awesome for knowing what student will see when they go and see a movie

David Malouf -- said...

I'm a pretty big fan of _Discovering Your Child's Design_ by Mattson and Black. I think it's officially 'out of print' but usually available. It's the one book I recommend to every parent no matter the type of child/children.

Basically it's a "how to pay attention to the strengths/weaknesses of your child so they don't have to go through the rest of their life trying to figure themselves out." It's actually better than that; my ability to 'sell' a book isn't all that good.

Jessica Howard said...

"For Parents Only - Getting Inside The Head Of Your Kid" - by Shaunti Feldhahn & Lisa A Rice

If you've heard of the "For Women Only" and "For Men Only" books, you know that they are a great way to look inside of the other gender's psyche...understand what they're thinking, why they're thinking it, and how to respond to it. The authors use surveys and research to back their findings and mix the data with real-life stories. It brings normalcy to struggles and gives practical ways to move beyond them. (I sound like a book reviewer.)

To be honest, I've read the "For Men Only" and "For Women Only" books, but not "For Parents Only." But, I have heard only great, great things that parallel my thoughts on the versions of the books I have read. From what I hear - they are an amazing resource for parents.

Fun to see you guys at Mariners this weekend...saw your link on Amanda's website and had to return the favor for your support. Good luck!! :)

LINDA LOU said...

Kurt did you get my email?
Linda

erik w/a "k" said...

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding - a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers.
PluggedIn Online - A Christian perspective on what to see at the box office, which TV shows are worth your time, and what music comes up clean.
Crosswalk - great resource for parents.

Mark E. Eades said...

I would recommend to any parents of teen the Parenting Teens with Love and Logic by Foster Cline & Jim Fay

Chris S. said...

Marko had a series of great blog posts for parents of young teens, it was quite a while ago but I bet he would hook you up.

Anonymous said...

"Plugged-In" magazine produced by Focus on the Family. I regulary subscribe to this resource. It does a great job at examining media culture through the lens of Scripture.

Michael said...

We have a link to our Church website called "Answers Cafe" here is the link...

http://www.peninsulacovenant.org/answers/default.aspx

You can type in any question and get tons of resources.

Slim

thadd said...

i would recommend "teaching true love to a sex at 13 generation" by eric and leslie ludy