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Parent Resources 

suicide prevention

For any teen that is either struggling with the idea of suicide, depression, or self-harm, or knows someone who is, we've collected some great resources that can help:

 

Committing to Sexual Purity

Peake Youth is committed to equipping our teens with God's truth about sex. The following links are an overview of what we believe the Bible teaches about sex, and what we teach our youth. This teaching is also a powerful tool for parents to use themselves to teach their teens about sex.

Parents, lead the way in helping your teen make a lasting, meaningful commitment to save sex for marriage.

 

Good christian music

Let’s not fool ourselves – what we fill our mind with changes who we are; it determines what we desire and what we believe is right and wrong. However, we don't always know that many Christian artists with music we - or our teens - like! So here's our list of clean, God-honoring music artists. From rock and rap to folk, there is something every teen and adult can enjoy.

 

Favorite Family Links

  • drugrehab.com – A lot of good, practical knowledge about drug and alcohol abuse in teens' lives, and what you can do to prevent and react well.
  • pluggedin.com – Curious about the movie your teen is asking to see? Check out all the details from a great Christian perspective and honor Christ by guarding your teen's mind. It's an awesome resource!
  • Safe Eyes Internet Security – Powerful family internet safety program that allows you to monitor and block web content, emails, instant messaging, as well as set time limits. You can even receive instant notice on your cell when an inappropriate site is visited.
  • biblegateway.com – Read and research Scripture online in multiple translations. Advanced tools also help you search the Bible by keywords or topics.
  • homeward.com – A fantastic Christian family and parenting resource website with practical tools, ideas, and guidance.
  • focusonthefamily.com – The official website of Focus on the Family with tons of solid Christian family and parenting resources.
  • smartstepfamilies.com – Learn how to make the most of your blended family from this great resource.
  • loveandlogic.com – Highly effective parenting tactics for raising responsible, achieving kids.
  • xxxchurch.com/x3watch - Accountability program to put on computer and mobile devices to be aware if any explicit material is being visited online
  • techguide4parents.com - Knowing what apps and websites that are popular can keep you ahead of the curve on protecting your teen

 

Recommended Books

Positive Parenting

  • Visionary Parenting - Rienow
  • Revolutionary Parenting - Barna
  • Raising Sexually Pure Kids - LaHaye
  • Boundaries with Kids - Cloud & Townsend
  • The New Dare to Discipline - Dobson
  • Bringing Up Boys - Dobson
  • Raising Positive Children in a Negative World - Zigler
  • Parenting Isn't For Cowards - Dobson
  • Creative Correction - Whelchel
  • The Five Love Languages of Children - Chapman & Campbell
  • The Key to Your Child's Heart - Smalley
  • Mothers and Sons: Raising Boys to be Men - Lush
  • Family First - McGraw
  • Faith Training - White
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families - Covey
  • Peacemaking for Families: Managing Conflict in Your Home - Sande

Parenting Adolescence

  • Boundaries with Kids - Cloud & Townsend
  • Preparing for Adolescence - Dobson
  • Suddenly They're Thirteen - Arp
  • Life on the Edge: A Young Adult's Guide to a Meaningful Future - Dobson
  • Surviving Your Adolescents - Phelan
  • Love Languages of Teens - Chapman & Campbell
  • Boundaries in Dating - Townsend & Cloud
  • Peacemaking for Families: Managing Conflict in Your Home - Sande
  • Your Boy: Raising a Godly Son in an Ungodly World - Courtney
  • Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World - Courtney

Single and Step Family Parenting

  • Single Parenting - Barnes
  • The Smart Step Family - Deal
  • Children of Divorce - Barr
  • Mom's House, Dad's House - Ricci
  • The Parent's Book of Divorce - Gardner
  • The Stepfamily Survival Guide - Gillespie
  • 7 Keys to a Healthy Blended Family - Smoke

ADHD

  • Driven to Distraction - Hallowell & Ratey
  • Delivered from Distraction - Hallowell & Ratey