Resources for Parents

On the Web

HomeWord - From Azusa Pacific University, this website offers free tips, advice and insights on parenting in relevant and practical ways. Get real answers. 

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding - Lots of information to help parents understand and reach today's youth culture. Understanding Culture 

Plugged In - Faith-centered movie and other media reviews from Focus on the Family

Fuller Youth Institute's Sticky Faith - Gives both a theological/philosophical framework and a host of practical relationship ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers. 

Covenant Eyes - The Internet Accountability feature helps you know what your children are looking at online so you can help them make wise choices. The Filtering option blocks inappropriate content before they see it.  


99 Thoughts for Parents of Teenagers by Walt Mueller - Wisdom, thoughts, insights, and suggestions for making the teenage years count.

A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Guys by Mark Oestreicher and Brock Morgan - Insights on shepherding your son, preparing him to take the reins of his life, and helping him confront the extreme struggles every guy faces--such as loneliness, anger, lust, apathy, and technology.

A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Girls by Mark Oestreicher and Brooklyn Lindsey - Helps you re-examine some assumptions and misunderstandings about this season of life. Then, from a place of trust in God, you will gain a fresh perspective on who your daughter is and who she's becoming.

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Kara Powell - This easy-to-read guide presents both a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to show parents how to actively encourage their children’s spiritual growth so that it will stick to them into adulthood and empower them to develop a living, lasting faith. 

Understanding Your Young Teen by Mark Oestreicher - Dives into the developmental realities of early adolescence (ages 11-14).

When Kids Hurt: Help for Adults Navigating the Adolescent Maze by Chap Clark - Advice on how to respond to your child's struggles in contemporary adolescence. Practical sidebars and application sections, contributed by other youth experts, provide additional insights into youth culture and how adults can better guide adolescents into adulthood.