Helpful aids for parents/grandparents of teenagers...
“But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren. Deuteronomy 4:9
The battle over our students is great and we, as parents, must take the lead in teaching truth to our children. Sunday school is the next best thing but is second to our responsiblities as mom, dad, grandad &grandma.
Needing answers those troubling questions that face or in some cases swallow our students up?
Question/statements like "what is truth.....is there any truth?" -- "I want to have an abortion." -- "all religions lead to God." -- "what are the parameters for sex?" -- "My friend is an athiest" -- "
Here are some websites that can steer you in the right direction and point you to a Biblical model:
www.josh.org (Josh McDowell Ministry)
http://www.olivetree.com/ (Bible software for computers/cellphones)
http://www.seanmcdowell.org/index.php (Son of Josh McDowell/ Christian apologetics)
“Living with Teenagers” provided by LifeWay Church Resources.
This is a great magazine for parents, provided by most churches through a subscription service. If it not available at your church, talk with your church administrator or education director about receiving it. There is also a version for parents with younger children and preschoolers.
for more information on this great magazine for parents of teenagers.
A recent, in-depth study of the adolescent brain…
Ever wanted to know what your teenager is really thinking. Click on the link below to go directly to a study that provides up-to-date research on the adolscent brain, including some new, cutting edge discoveries. The study is sponsored by Teenpregnancy.org. Quite interesting…
http://www.prolifetraining.com (Scott Klusendorff’s site)
The Power of Music and its Effect on Youth
Stanford news recently published an articles by Kathleen O’Toole reviewing a recent book, It’s Not Only Rock and Roll, on the the power of pop music on youth culture. It discusses how youth use music, male vs. female appeal in music, warning labels, and MTV. Click the link below to view the full article.