Parent's Page
Pastor of Families and Young Adults: Jeff Darnauer

Be encouraged, informed, and equipped for your vital role.

Join our ParentConect group & subscribe to our regular emails below.

Join our twice-a-month gatherings for parents.  These will be informal (think small group), collaborative (we’ll learn from each other), encouraging (no judgment, just hope-filled), and informative (we’ll hear from some seasoned parents and great resources).

Beginning Sept 18, and continuing the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

We'll tackle some tough topics that parents have to deal with, such as technology usage, navigating relationships, dealing with anxiety/depression, and more. 

We'll meet from 6:30-7:30 in a classroom on the 2nd floor of the church while the youth are in Connection.

Here's is the schedule of topics for the fall of 2019:

Sept 18                      Dealing with Discouragement

Oct 2                          Tech-Sensible Parenting 1

Oct 16                        Tech-Sensible Parenting 2

Nov 6                          All-things Dating 1

Nov 20                        All-things Dating 2

Dec 4                          Parent’s Choice

Dec 18                        Family Christmas Celebration

 

If you don’t get Jeff’s emails, be sure to sign up below for the Parent Connect emails.

 

Below are some helpful Parent Resources:

Family Devotions and Activities

Take 5 Family Time:  A simple 5 step process for connecting with each other and God as a family.  

Youth Culture, Trends, and Teen Issues

The Source for Parents --   Tons of free resources on the latest youth trends, issues they face, media reviews, and tips for parents.  Free email subscriptions available.

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding --  Articles about latest trends, issues, news affecting teens.  Media discernment guides and books.  Free email subscriptions available.

Axis - Lots of resources to help you navigate today's culture and connect with your teen through meaningful conversations that last a lifetime.

Internet Accountability and Content Filtering – Help set keep your kids' screens free from pornography or other destructive web content.

Digital Kids Initiative Info Sheets - Parents' Guides to a multitude of issues they may deal with when raising kids (social media, cyberbullying, electronic additions, and more).  Provided by the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding in their Digital Kids Initiative.

Reviews of Movies, Music, etc

Plugged-In Onlne  -- Focus on the Family’s site with tons of reviews:  movies, music, tv shows, games, etc

Common Sense Media --  expert reviews, objective advice, helpful tools, and so much more.

Books – check ‘em out

For Parents - Most of these are available for check-out in the Library on 2nd floor or Family Resource Center in 1st floor lobby.

For Students -  Most of these are available for check-out in the youth room on the 2nd floor.

    

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