Recommended Resources:

Back to School Kit includes: 11 Things Your Elementary Student Needs From You, 11 Things Your Middle School Student Needs From You, 11 Things Your High School Student Needs From You

The Bait and Switch is an ebook that helps parents talk with their teenagers about sex

Family Discipleship Tips gives you ideas of how to pray, read the Bible, talk about God, and serve together as a family

How to Have Hard Conversation is a resource to help you have conversations in this divided world peacefully and easily. 

Lunch Box Notes is a resource parents can use that is filled with 100 encouraging notes to help pass down faith. The notes are pre-written, include a scripture, and divided into helpful categories. All parents have to do is add their own personal touch, and it’s ready to go.

Mental Illness Resource is a resource to help you understand and see warning signs of anxiety disorders (GAD, Seperation Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD), attachment disorders (RAD, DSED), ADHD, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, conduct disorder, depression, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Dual Diagnosis: Co-occurring Brain Disorders & Substance Abuse Disorders, Eating Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia, and Self-Injury. This resource talks about suicide prevention and how to talk to to teens about suicide. It also gives you information of what to do when seeing warning signs (mostly you should seek help from trained professionals). 

One Year Bible Reading Plan is a plan you can take on with your youth to read the whole Bible in one year. This plan gives you four different scriptures to read from during the day. 

Parental Proverbs was created to allow you to share daily words of wisdom and blessing with your children. Each “Parent Proverbs” has a heading, personal message and includes a few key verses from that day's chapeter. Use these as a “lunch box” or “mirror” note, as part of a dinner time devotional/discussion, or in whatever way you feel fits your family best.

Pocket Prayer Book is a book of prayers you can read with your family. 

Preparing to Launch is an eBook for parents giving you 10 ways to have better conversations with your children about the future. One goal of this material is to help create opportunities for you to engage in intentional and meaningful conversations with your teenager about adulthood. Preparing to launch well involves building constructive communication habits with your emerging adult that include good listening skills and a desire to understand their thoughts and feelings. Modeling these skills is generally the most effective way to initiate genuine conversations, stay emotionally engaged, and help your adolescent feel safe about sharing their journey into adulthood.

The 7 Powerful Habits of Highly Effective Christians is an ebook that helps you discover the Godly habits that transform ordinary people to Extraordinary Christians

The Talk Sex ebook is a good way to learn how to approach the sex talk with your teen. 

What Now? (How To Respond When Your Teenager Gets Dumped) is an ebook for parents whose teenager has gone through a break up. This book will help parents know how to empathize with their teen and know what steps they need to take to walk their teen through their feelings of brokenness. This is such an awkward and difficult time in the life of a teen. This book will be a timely gift to parents whose teen is dealing with a broken heart.

 

Contract/Boundary Resources:

Each contract below serve as a communication tool to set teenagers and their parents up to succeed in some of the major transitions teenagers will go through.

Cell Phone Contract is a document that will help  parents and teens agree on the kind of choices teens can make that will earn their trust and give me the freedom that they want when it comes to their cell phone use. Do you want to revamp the contract as your own? Create your own with this blank template.

Home Alone Contract is a document that will help  parents and teens agree on the kind of choices teens can make that will earn their trust and give me the freedom that they want when it comes to being home alone. Do you want to revamp the contract as your own? Create your own with this blank template.

Request For App is a worksheet made for teens to request permission to download a new app. This resource gives parents more information about what is going on their child's phone as well as their intentions of getting the app.

Screen Time Boundaries helps parents answer the question “How do I know how much time to allow my kids to be on their phones/tablets/computers when they’re at home?” Circle by Disney is also a great resource to make sure these commitments that are made actually are followed.

So Your Kid is a Gamer: Videogames are shaping the way your child thinks. So what can you do about it? Find out with this resource

Technology Contract is a document that will help  parents and teens agree on the kind of choices teens can make that will earn their trust and give me the freedom that they want when it comes to their technology use. Do you want to revamp the contract as your own? Create your own with this blank template.

Video Game Contract is a document that will help parents and teens agree on the kind of choices teens can make that will earn their trust and give me the freedom that they want when it comes to their video game use. Do you want to revamp the contract as your own? Create your own with this blank template.

 

Recommended Websites:

https://AddictionCenter.com/Teenage-Drug-Abuse/Teenage-Substance-Abuse-Prevention

This site provides information about drug and substance abuse as well as information to combat it. 

https://alcoholrehabhelp.org/addiction/

They provide free resources and information to help struggling individuals & families get their lives back on track. All content published on Alcohol Rehab Help is fact-based and original. It is all sourced from current scientific research, ensuring content is accurate, relevant, and up-to-date with current research and addiction terminology. 

https://axis.org/ 

Sign up for the Culture Translator Newsletter. The Culture Translator provides weekly insight into how pop culture, technology, and media are influencing your teenagers while equipping you to start biblically based conversations.

http://www.breakthecycle.org/

Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12 - 24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. We are a culturally affirming organization that centers young people, caring adults, and communities in our prevention and intervention efforts. Our dynamic and diverse team believes that all young people deserve to live in a world where they can thrive.

https://www.covenanteyes.com

Covenant Eyes uses Screen Accountability and Filtering to helpsyou protect yourself and your family online. Use promocode 'SOCIALMEDIA' for 30 days free!

Did you know...

- More than 1 in 8 web searches are for erotic content

- 67% of children admit to clearing their Internet history to hide their online activity

- 79% of accidental exposures to Internet porn among kids take place in the home

- 56% of divorce cases involve one party having an obsessive interest in online porn

- 29% of working adults accessed explicit websites on work computers

When someone you trust receives a report of all the places you visit online, it changes how you use the Web. Learn more about Covenant Eyes Accountability and Filtering on our website: CovenantEyes.com.

https://www.crosswalk.com/family/parenting/new-parents/here-are-10-ways-to-pray-as-a-family.html 

Here's 10 ways to pray together as a family. 

https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/parents/

This website is a free resoure that provides information about substance abuse and mental health issues. It helps inform parents about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, preventing substance abuse, warning signs of teens who abuse drugs, supporting recovery, and more. 

https://everaccoutable.com

Kick pornography out of your life with three easy steps.

1. Download our app that monitors browsing history

2. Add accountability partners who will recieve browsing history reports

3. Thrive: Accountablility is proven to be more effective than filters. 

Video Resources are included to help you kick this habit forever. 

https://theexodusroad.com

This is agroup that fights human trafficking by gathering evidence, utilizing technology, supporting locals, and facilitating rescue missions. 

https://fightthenewdrug.org/

Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative organization that exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.

https://www.infoforfamilies.com/

Helping families have conversations with their kids about sex

http://www.iparent.tv/

iParent.tv informs parents about what certain websites, apps, social media and devices are. For most websites, apps, social media and devices, you get answers to the questions:

https://www.loveisrespect.org/

Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.

Chat at www.loveisrespect.org

Text LOVEIS to 22522*

Call 1-866-331-9474

Online, loveisrespect strives to be a safe, inclusive space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them. Our website provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy and abusive dating relationships and behaviors.

Loveisrespect also mobilizes parents, educators, peers and survivors to proactively raise awareness on healthy dating behaviors and how to identify unhealthy and abusive patterns. Through trainings, toolkits, and curriculum, we are growing community educators and advocates to promote healthy relationships and prevent future patterns of abuse.

*Msg&Data Rates apply on text for help services. Read our privacy policy and Terms & Conditions. 

https://mytexasinjurylawyers.com/car-crash-tips-for-teens/ 

A Car Crash checklist for teens and resources for if they get in an accident

https://nomore.org/

NO MORE is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action and fueling culture change.

https://www.pluggedin.com/

Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate, and impact the culture in which they live. Plugged In is for people looking for detailed information about what's really in popular movies, videos, television episodes, songs and games. Entertainment industry ratings only tell you so much. We go deeper, diving into specific content and the meaning behind it.

https://www.protectyoungminds.org/

Our mission is to empower parents, professionals and community leaders to protect young kids from pornography, and promote healing from any sexual exploitation.

http://www.recoveryourlife.com/

This is the place to come to get articles and other types of help on a variety of topics surrounding slef harm, including slef injury, eating disorders, mental health issues, abuse and bullyinig, as well as drungs, alcohol, and first aid.

https://www.rehabspot.com/

Our web guide is focused on educating youth on all aspects of addiction and the recovery process: from selection of treatment center, to what you can expect during treatment, to entering back into a healthy and fulfilling life.  Trained staff are available 24/7 to help people find an appropriate treatment center.

https://www.safehorizon.org/

Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. Theirmission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

https://www.stopbullying.gov/

When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.

Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.

https://www.operationparent.org/resource-manager/

Ebooks, website links, pdfs, videos, and webinars on specific topics your child/teenager is going through and how to navigate or attack those issues.

https://www.thehotline.org/

We envision a world where all relationships are positive, healthy, and free from violence. We answer the call to support and shift power back to people affected by relationship abuse.

http://theparentcue.org/ and app (Parent Cue)

Every parent has 936 weeks of influence from the time their child is born until they graduate. Parent Cue helps you count the weeks and connectsyou with practical things to read, do or say to help you engage with the heart of your child this week. Designed for parents of babies through high schoolers, these prompts will come in the form of videos and things to talk about in the morning, at meal time, or while you are cuddling with your toddler or driving in the car. Each week there’s even a Phase Cue to help you understand the developmental phase your child is in today.

https://sharedhope.org/resources/

A website about the dangers of Human Trafficking and resources to combat it.

https://www.xxxchurch.com/

There are four basic elements to what we do here at XXXchurch. Awareness, Prevention, Recovery, and Outreach. With awareness, XXXchurch.com realizes that sex and porn addictions are real problems. XXXchurch.com uses the web, social media and news media to tell a story often left untold. For prevention, XXXchurch.com is the largest site online and most recognized voice on the planet regarding issues of porn and sex. We offer many free resources to help individuals and families stay free and clear of pornography. With recovery, XXXchurch.com is committed to helping men and women regain control of their lives by conquering issues like porn and sex addiction. We offer multiple resources to help people overcome addiction and strongholds. For outreach, XXXchurch.com goes out four times a year to the largest sex industry trade shows around the nation to share the gospel with workers and consumers alike. We have a team who hands out free bibles and t-shirts, striking up conversations about the love of Jesus.

 


 

Recommended Book:

Disciple Making Parent by Chap Bettis

Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids by Kristen A Jensen

Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds by Kristen A Jensen

The Talks: A Parent's Guide to Critical Conversations about Sex, Dating, and Other Unmentionables by Barrett Johnson

The Young Man's Guide to Awesomeness: How to Guard Your Heart, Get the Girl and Save the World by Barrett Johnson

a free web resource that provides information about substance abuse and mental health issues.