Parent Feed (10-12-18)

Welcome to Parent Feed. Parent Feed is a collection of resources and information for parents and others concerned about kids and teenagers.

What Teens Really Think About Their Social Media Lives. [Blog]

The title pretty much sums up this blog post from Common Sense Media.

The Grown-Ups Guide to Teenage Humans: How to Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult. [Book]

This book was recently recommended to me through a Student Ministry podcast. I have begun reading the book, but have not made it far yet. However, the content I have read and skimmed is very good. The book is not from a Christian perspective or a Biblical Worldview, but still provides a lot of good information about teens and teen culture.

The 7 Things Every Kids Need to Hear. [Blog]

Josh Shipp shares 7 statements every child or teenager not only wants to hear but needs to hear. Spoiler Alert: The 7 statements are (1) “I love you,” (2) “I’m proud of you,” (3) “I’m sorry,” (4) “I forgive you,” (5) “I’m listening,” (6) “This is your responsibility,” and (7) “You’ve got what it takes.”

One Cause of Entitled and Fragile Adults. [Blog]

The current generation of teenagers and young adults are often accused of being entitled. Tim Elmore examines one case study to see what we can learn about how teens became so entitled and what we can do about it.

Teenagers are Sexting – Now What? [Article]

This New York Times article looks at the current practice of sexting among teenagers. As parents we need to know about the current trends of sexting and have proactive conversations with our kids about it. Dr. Moreno, who is quoted in the article, also writes about how to talk to your child or teen about sexting in a Journal of American Medical Association article, What Parents Need to Know About Sexting.

Checked Off ‘the Talk’ With Your Teen? Not So Fast: Once Isn’t Enough. [Article]

Everyone knows it is important to have “the talk” with their child. But this article argues it isn’t about having “the talk” but about having “many talks.”

How the Cross Reshapes the Home. [Podcast]

Collin Hansen interviews Russell Moore about his new book, The Storm Tossed-Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home, to discover how the gospel impacts the home and the family.

Grandparenting Through Obstacles. [Article]

This article briefly discusses the nature of obtacles grandparents can face and points to a resource to persevere through these obstacles.

How to Be Intentional About Raising Christ Followers. [Article]

Some good thoughts about discipleship in the home from Focus on the Family.

Puritans Were Right: Stop Checking Your Email. [Article]

Disconnecting from work is important for your own mental health and your family. This article offers an interesting take on this concept for the digital age.


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Disclaimer: While I believe each resource can be helpful, I do not necessarily agree with every view expressed by the authors or publishing organizations. I encourage a careful, critical, and biblical examination of each source and the views represented therein.

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