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Parent Resources

As parents, we often know what we are looking for but do not know where to start, or which resources are good. Below are a variety of resources and their location to help cut back on search time. Need a resource you do not see listed, please email Kristen and let her know. Have a great resource you would like to share? Let Kristen know and she can add it to the list.

Bibles:

With all the different types and styles out there, choosing a bible can be difficult. To help ease some of that frustration, there is a large collection of bibles to try out available in Kristen’s Office. Please message her to arrange pick up.

Types of Bibles: a general overview of the different translations, to help choose a version the works best for you!

Biblical literacy:

Books of the Bible Reading Caterpillar: As your child reads through a book of the bible, they track the chapters by colouring in different circles on the caterpillar.

Day-To-Day Bible (at the link, or in the office): Read your way through the bible with this kid friendly, daily reading bible.

Bible Study:

For adults:

The Bible Project: Take your bible studies deeper with these quick easy videos, studies, and overviews.

The Overview Bible: deeper learning to expand your study time.

Bible Gateway: access many translations, compare them all in one location!

studylight.org: take your bible study to the next level! dig into commentaries and word studies to help further your understanding.

Biblehub: commentaries, bibles and word studies all in one place!

Blue Letter Bible: Similar the studylight.org and Biblehub, a tool to help deepen your understanding of scripture.

Devotionals:

Indescribable: (Has 2 options available 1 for littles, and one for grade school) Easy, quick devotional with amazing facts, and hands on activities (depending on the book).

Discipleship

Resilient: Child Discipleship by Valarie Bell. “Resilient Child Discipleship focuses on three key areas, essential for shaping long-term faith: Belonging – Highly relational ministry led by a loving and caring adult Believing – Deeply Scriptural ministry rooted in the truth of God’s Word and the power of the gospel Becoming – Truly experiential ministry, designed to move kids from simulation to real-world application of faith-based living”

Parenting for Faith: This website if designed to equip and encourage parents in their journey of discipline and building into their child(ren)’s faith journey.

Grief

Supporting Your Child

After A Loved One Dies

Internet Filters:

Family Life Review of Various Filters

Lament

Teaching Children How To Lament: By Exploring the deep. This blog post includes a template of helping our children to practice lament.

Teaching our Children to Lament: A blog post by Megan Hill.

Parenting:

Grace Based Parenting Series: Grace Based Parenting is not another manual full of impossible standards; rather it is a new map for learning to see ourselves and our children through God’s limitless tenderness – to raise our kids the way God raises us.

It’s Just a Phase, so don’t miss it (available at office): From birth to graduation, our children are constantly changing and growing. This book, breaks down the stages and looks at the wholistic child (spiritual, physical, emotional), and helps you as parents navigate each stage.

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can radically change your family: In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

The Blessing (small group study and book available at office or Library):Children of every age (including adults) long for the gift of “the blessing” — the unconditional love and approval that come from a healthy relationship with their parents.

Podcasts

Risen Motherhood: exists to encourage, equip, and challenge moms to apply the gospel to their everyday lives.

The Big Life Kids Podcast: a growth mindset podcast that shares stories of kids who overcame adversary, teaching children to dream big and set goals.

Pornography:

Good pictures, bad pictures (available in the library, or at the office). For more information, check out the links for preschool/early elementary or grade school students.

Scripture Memorization:

Music is an excellent way to commit scripture to memory without even knowing it. Check out these 3 great artists to help bring scripture through song into your home:

JumpStart3

Doorpost Songs

Seeds Family Worship

Sex

How to Talk to You Kids About Sex (Vimeo video)

Spiritual Formation:

Becoming A Spiritually Healthy Family(one copy in office): unpack the 6 common dysfunctional parenting styles that we fall into out of habit, and how to get back on track with this grace-filled guide on focusing on God as 1st in charge.

KidZ at Home, spiritual practices: devotional style. Great for all ages and stages.

Spiritual Disciplines for Children by Vernie Schorr Love. This book provides the tools caregivers and those who work with children need personally—and the tools they need practically—to guide children in Christian spiritual formation using twelve spiritual disciplines.

War and other violence

5 ways to support your kids during scary times  It can be hard to know where to start, check out this article to give a basis on how to start talking about the scary things going on in the world today.

How to talk to your Kids about War: This article breaks down the tough conversation of war into age appropriate levels.

What To Say To Kids When The News Is Scary: A non-christian article that looks at helping our kids walk through all the scary news out there.

Worship

Teaching Kids Authentic Worship (one copy available in office)While designed for churches, this book not only teaches about authentic worship, but contains 52 practical ways to draw your child(ren) into worship.