Youth ministry – parents and families
CPYU (Centre for Parent Youth Understanding) – every month we email out the latest edition of the CPYU Parent Page to any parents, grandparents, leaders or others who are interested in understanding the increasingly complex world in which our teenagers live. If you would like to receive this free by email monthly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and simply put “Please sign me up for the CPYU Parent Page” in the title of your email with your name in the body of the email.
Love for Life provide key training for parents in the form of 2 one off programmes:
- "Birds and the Bees" (giving young people the values, skills and information to help them make healthy relationship choices)
- "Face to Facebook" (parenting children in their online world").
Love for Life will run this programme for any group, either in person or online, and if you live in the Belfast or South Eastern Trust areas, there is funding to enable them to run this at no cost to you.
Contact them at 028 3882 0555 or email@example.com – more information at www.loveforlife.org.uk/sectors/parents/
D6 is a movement committed to support families and churches to see parents become effective disciple makers. They provide some free resources on their web site including:
- The D6 Family App, which allows individuals, couples, families, and churches to access digital resources through their smartphones and tablets. The app can be downloaded for FREE in the Apple and Android app stores
- Splink, a simple way to link your family together spiritually, with weekly entry FREE idea-packed activities.
- Parent Pages, a one-stop resource for connecting the entire family
Jesus and Emotions: A Creative Journal For Families – Help your family explore their emotions in the company of Jesus. Why do we feel the ways we do? How can we process difficult emotions? What does Jesus and the Bible have to teach us about emotional health? All of these topics are explored in fun, creative and accessible ways. (engageworship.org)
Do great things for God – By exploring the lives of inspiring Christian women, this series will enthuse young children about the great things they can do for God. Can be read to young children aged 4-5, and read by children aged 6 plus. (The Good Book Company)
Screen Kids – 5 Relational Skills Every Child Needs in a Tech-Driven” (Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane) - practical advice to parents on how to negotiate screen time challenges in the home at a time when devices have become more prominent than ever. More positively, they show how to teach young people and children "five A+ skills that every child needs to master" in this age of screens: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.
Faith in an Anxious World Parenting Podcast
Growing With Parenting
Parenting in a pandemic
Refining Family Ministry
Kitchen Table Project
The KTP aims to raise awareness the role of parents play in children’s lives and provides tools and support to help parents succeed in inspiring faith at home.
The Kitchen Table Project | Facebook
Care for the Family
Dads: three ways to avoid feeling like an assistant parent
Raising Teens – Off Script
Someone to talk to who ‘gets it’
Embracing the new normal
Other helpful resources
Anxiety Conversation Kit (from Axis) – a tool to help create positive conversations with teenagers who are experiencing anxiety.
Mum Show TV(promisecollective.tv)
Parenting Teens bundle from Youthscape – informative guides, discipleship tools, and fun games to play with the family to encourage great conversations. Parents’ guides can be purchased separately.