Next Gen Parents

Resources

It is our desire to come alongside parents and form a partnership as we journey together to equip the next generation with a faith of their own. That is why we have created this online space. It is here to help you celebrate key times in the lives of your child and ultimately pass down your faith.

 


Books For:

Parenting

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof
Sacred Parenting by Gary L. Thomas
Sticky Faith by Dr. Kara E. Powell & Dr. Chap Clark
Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman
The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

Raising Boys

Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

Raising Girls 

Raising a Modern Day Princess by Pam Farrel & Doreen Hanna
Bringing up Girls by Dr. James Dobson

Single Parenting 

Father Fiction by Donald Miller
Single Parenting that Works by Kevin Leman

Stepfamilies 

The Smart Stepfamily by Ron L. Deal & Gary Chapman

Websites: 

Sticky Faith: From the minds at Fuller Theological Seminary comes Sticky Faith comes a powerful tool for helping families lead kids toward a faith that sticks.

Blogs: 

ParentLIfe: Raising Kids, Building Families:  A blog about parenting from Lifeway Resources.
Parent Cue: A blog from the creators of our Kids Crossing curriculum.

Apps:

Parent Cue: Download the Parent Cue to discover ways you can talk with your kids about what we do in Kids Crossing every Sunday.  There are videos, stories, discussion questions, and more



Next Gen Crisis

Navigating through some difficult conversations with teenagers can be a challenge. We have a series of videos and resources that can help with some different crisis’ that teens deal with.


DEPRESSION RESOURCES

 

Web Links:

Teen Depression: A Guide For Parents

Reading Material:

A Parents Guide To Helping Teenagers In Crisis – By Rich Van Pelt & Jim Hancock
Depression, A Stubborn Darkness: Light For The Path – By Dr. Edward T. Welch
A Relentless Hope: Surviving The Storm of Teen Depression – By Gary E. Nelson
Stop Negotiating With Your Teen: Strategies For Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody or Depressed Adolescent – By Janet Sasson Edgette
Depressed Child: A Parent’s Guide For Rescuing Kids – By Douglas A Riley

 

Bullying Resources

 

Web Links:

The Bully Project

Reading Material:

What Do I Do When Teenagers Encounter Bullying & Violence? – By Steven Gerali
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids To Stand Up For Others – By Bob Sornson & Maria Dismondy
Sticks & Stones: Defeating The Culture Of Bullying & Rediscovering The Power Character & Empathy – By Emily Bazelon
Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds & Guided Conversation – By Lester Laminack

 

CUTTING RESOURCES

Meet Darin Mirante…

Darin is the Life Mission Pastor at the First Church of Christ in Burlington, Kentucky. He has 15 years experience, having worked with middle school students, young adults and now working to build a lifestyle of service across all age groups. He also does some counseling, having graduated in 2004 with a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Cincinnati Christian University. Though he does give some insight to the spiritual aspects of these crisis topics, his main focus in the following video is that of counselor.

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Web Links:

Beyond Skin Deep

Reading Material:

Secret Survivors: Real-Life Stories To Give You Hope For Healing– By Megan Hutchinson & Jen Howver
Hope & Healing For Kids Who Cut: Learning To Understand & Help Those  Who Self-Injure– By Marv Penner
Cutting: Understanding & Overcoming Self-Mutilation– By Steven Levenkron
Inside A Cutter’s Mind: Understanding & Helping Those Who Self-Injure– By Jerusha Clark
Helping Your Troubled Teen: Learn To Recognize, Understand & Address The Destructive Behavior Of Today’s Teens & Preteens– By Cynthia S. Kaplan
– By Michael Hollander, PhD
When Your Child Is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide To Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury– By Sony Khemlani, PhD, Merry McVey-Noble, PhD & Fugen Neziroglu, PhD, ABBP, ABPP

SUICIDE RESOURCES

Meet Darin Mirante…

Darin is the Life Mission Pastor at the First Church of Christ in Burlington, Kentucky. He has 15 years experience, having worked with middle school students, young adults and now working to build a lifestyle of service across all age groups. He also does some counseling, having graduated in 2004 with a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Cincinnati Christian University. Though he does give some insight to the spiritual aspects of these crisis topics, his main focus in the following video is that of counselor.

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Web Links:

Suicide Resources For Family Members

Reading Material:

What Do I Do When Teenagers Are Depressed & Contemplate Suicide? – By Steven Gerali
A Brief Guide To Teen Suicide Prevention: For Parents, Teachers, Clergy & Friends – By Kathy H. Henderson
Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide – By DeQuincy Lezine & David Brent

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Addiction Resource Website