Do you ever feel overwhelmed with your teenager? (trick question) We know it can be very difficult to raise teens in our technology driven world. Below we've provided some resources we hope will help you.
"Kids spell trust "TIME"...
Every child is 1 caring adult away from being a success story". Josh Shipp
Parents, what you are doing is working. It may take time and lots of love but it is working. Watch this video and be encouraged.
7 THINGS TEENS NEED TO HEAR YOU SAY
What you say matters. So are you saying the right things? How often do you kids hear these 7 things from you?
CELL PHONE CONTRACT
At the end of the day, our kids are good people who we love and trust (well most of the time). What we need to do is empower our teens to make good decisions with their technology-to help them understand that a cell phone, like all privileges, is a responsibility.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. They provide help and resources for families that reflect God's design and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principle. Search their website for specific areas/issues/questions you are struggling with. Browse their articles to see ways you can protect your family form the harmful influences of culture and equip yourself to make a greater difference in the lives of those around you.
YM360's is a great resource when working with teens. Their desire is to see teenagers transformed through a deeper understanding of God and His Word. YM360 is committed to providing youth workers & parents with an ever-expanding offering of Bible-Centered-Resources that are innovative, creative, and relevant.
This article can help us understand how we can help teens actual engage in the Word of God.
7 THINGS YOUTH NEED FROM THEIR PARENTS
Here’s the deal. Parents, you are painting a portrait of God for your children every day. Every word, action, and conversation is a brushstroke. And when your children prepare to leave home, they are staring at a portrait of God. A portrait that shapes their actions and decisions about faith moving forward.
What does that picture look like?