5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know about Their Kids and Sex

Author: Anne Marie Miller
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781493401451
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

Real Help for the Toughest Talks Most parents dread talking about sex with their children. Anne Marie Miller loves giving "the talk." As she has shared her personal story and talked about God's gift of sex with almost half a million young people, she's noticed some disturbing patterns: · Google is how kids learn about sex · Kids are learning about sex and viewing pornography earlier than parents think · The sexually abused often don't tell anyone for fear of getting in trouble · Sexual messages are being consumed daily through mainstream and social media · Most parents think their child is the exception Instead of sweeping this topic under the rug, Miller wants to change the narrative. In this immensely practical and well-researched book, she equips parents to have meaningful and age-appropriate conversations with their children about sex, pornography, and sexual abuse. She advises parents on how to keep the lines of communication open so that their children know they can trust them with their fears, struggles, and mistakes. Most important, she offers hope to worried parents that their children can grow up with a healthy biblical view of sex as a gift from God.

The Terrible Teens

Author: Kate Figes
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141928487
Release Date: 2004-06-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

Living with teenagers can be more stressful and emotional than anything parents have previously experienced. While there are dozens of books on development in young children, books on adolescent development and how to cope are almost non-existent. Kate Figes redresses the balance. Based on the advice of experts and interviews with parents and their children, this informed and practical analysis of the difficulties young people face growing up today will be essential reading for any parent.

Teenagers

Author: Rob Parsons
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444719314
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Self-Help

Rob Parsons explains how to cope with this often disruptive period in a family's life and how to continue feeling close to your teenagers as they grow up and become increasingly independent. He gives clear and easy to follow advice making sure that you will not feel on your own and you will be able to make the most of your precious time with your children. 'Insightful and practical. It will help every parent navigate those turbulent teenage years.' - David Lumsdon, Educational Psychology Academic and Professional Tutor, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 'This incredible book will save not just our relationships with our children, but our sanity. And the really lucky ones will discover it before their kids are teenagers.' - Parentalk 'It was as if somebody turned on a light. This book whispered to me, 'You're not the worst mother on the face of the earth. This stuff with your teenager is normal.' - Jennie, mother of three teenagers

What Every Parent Needs To Know

Author: Margot Sunderland
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9780241282441
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Psychology

An essential read for any parent, Dr Sunderland's bestselling What Every Parent Needs To Know explains what science can teach us about parenting. Covering everything from breastfeeding to brain development, this brand new edition includes the latest thinking on how screen time affects your child's brain, and a focus on how love, nurture, and play contribute to your child's development. With a wealth of fascinating chapters including 'sleep and bedtimes' and 'why children behave badly', What Every Parent Needs To Know is the ultimate handbook for parents who want to make evidence-based decisions about how to care for their child. In What Every Parent Needs To Know, Dr Sunderland's acclaimed ideas explain the science behind parenthood, once again securing the title as the greatest educational book for parents of children up to 12 years old. Previous edition ISBN: 9781405320368

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Video Games

Author: Richard Abanes
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736917403
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Games

In this helpful primer, an award-winning journalist and experienced gamer gives readers a survey of the field and a framework for thinking through the issues in order to make judgments about not only what is shown in games, but how it's shown, in what context, and what overall message is being delivered.

One Parent s Story Struggle Teenagers What Was I Thinking

Author: Leon Segers Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479731008
Release Date: 2012-10
Genre: Fiction

Although the title of this book indicates "One parent's story, struggle" it's actually about the battle between all parents and teens; or simply adults and teens in general. I say battle, but it has actually risen to the potential for what I call generational warfare. Basically, teenagers have little respect for adults; especially parents. The protocol is simple; and yes most adults do recall progressing strategically in the same way during their own youth. Even before we're born; we make demands. Then after we've grown a few years; we make many more demands. By the age of ten to thirteen, we more than expect those demands to unquestionably be met. Finally by the last 3 to 5 years of youth while living at home with our parents; we've assessed who our biggest enemy is and how we would like to take down who we now see as both an enemy, and a "dictator". Simply put: after you've bitten the hand that feeds you for so long; that hand begins to appear useless. And once that represents uselessness; the person behind that outreaching hand, also serves no purpose to you. So the stage is set. Teenagers won't look back with any sense of appreciation; and parents, who also continued to grow; will look back and wonder: was it all worth it. Many are optimistic, while others are in denial. But most can only feel one thing "What was I thinking."

Teenagers and Self Harm

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 0994466404
Release Date: 2015-10-25
Genre:

Written for parents, teachers and health professionals, this resource is intended to provide crucial up-to-date information for understanding and responding appropriately to teenagers who self-harm.

Every Parent s Nightmare

Author:
Publisher: Quickfox Publishing
ISBN: 9780620462921
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Abused children

Child abuse has to be one of the greatest evils in any society, a secretive sin that betrays innocence, destroys the essence of childhood, and can cause lifelong emotional pain and dysfunction. As a parent herself, Bruna Dessena knows that every parent's nightmare is that one day their child might be abused. How do you deal with that? How do you help the child? What do you do first? What will happen next? Every Parent's Nightmare answers all these questions. The author tells you about paedophiles and paedophile rings, including how they groom children over time to gain their trust before they abuse them. She also covers the legal aspects, what should be done when you find out, and what happens in a court of law. Bruna includes the Sexual Offences Act and the Children's Act so that you'll know the child's rights and what you can expect from the legal system in South Africa. Written simply and without undue melodrama, Bruna gives it to you straight. Recommended for all adults who have children or work with children, this book will help you to deal with the trauma if it's already happening or to guard against it happening.

Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child

Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418508333
Release Date: 2004-08-11
Genre: Family & Relationships

Informative, challenging and often humorous, this work explores mentoring the basic types of children and provides real-life insights on how to help them reach their full potential. Whether you have a driver, a diplomat, or a dreamer, you need to give your child permission to dream big and to dream right. Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child provides the tools for parents who want more than average for their children and who seek to inspire the pursuit of vision larger than they are.

Heaven Changes Everything

Author: Todd Burpo
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780849950285
Release Date: 2012-10-08
Genre: Religion

How does a visit to heaven change your life? Todd and Sonja Burpo’s almost-four-year-old son Colton made an unforgettable trip to heaven and back during the darkest, most stressed-out days of their lives. Times were tough, money was scarce, and the bills, frustrations, and fears were piled high. How did Colton’s visit to heaven change things for them individually and as a family? And what does any of this mean for you and your life? Todd, and for the first time ever Sonja and Colton, from their perspectives, share what has happened since the release of their New York Times bestseller, Heaven Is for Real. Through their own experiences, and after hearing from thousands of the more than eight million readers who have shared how the story has affected them, they show you how believing heaven is for real will help you survive hardships here on earth, including the death of a loved one or the loss of a child through tragedy, miscarriage, or even abortion. Todd, Sonja, and Colton answer questions such as: · Is it really okay to struggle with and question God? Really? · What hope is there for me if I’ve lost a child or a loved one to death? Will I ever see them again? · What does heaven feel like? · Can I know for sure that I’m going to heaven? · Does God really hear me when I pray? They also explain how their story can help you keep thoughts of eternity in mind in the midst of your own overly busy, stressed-out lives. Heaven truly is for real, and believing it changes everything!

Reaching Teens in Their Natural Habitat

Author: Danny Holland
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 9780307499714
Release Date: 2010-05-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

Crucial Insider Knowledge for Connecting and Communicating with Teens With their incomprehensible lingo, often-bizarre fashion fixations, technological plug-ins, and ever-changing moods, teenagers can seem like an entirely different species. Connecting with them on meaningful levels–let alone actually influencing them–seems beyond the realm of possibility. What do advertisers and entertainers who grab the attention of teenagers know that you don’t? And how can you counteract their influence in your child’s life? Danny Holland, an expert on youth culture, peers into the world of America’s kids–and offers proven advice on how parents can adopt the tools of the experts. You’ll discover… ·how today’s teenagers think, including their values, priorities, and primary influences ·the communication pattern that speaks most persuasively to teens ·the most effective way to improve your relationship with your teen ·how to determine which battles absolutely must be won ·and many other eye-opening insights With “insider knowledge,” you’ll be equipped and empowered with real-world techniques to successfully connect and communicate with your teenager, bridging the gap to build a relationship of lasting influence. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Teenage Girls Don t Tell Their Parents

Author: Michelle Mitchell
Publisher: Australian Academic Press
ISBN: 9781921513770
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Family & Relationships

As a parent you know that your 'child' is not just another teenager, struggling to grow up. She is your daughter. That in itself makes her the most unique and important teenager in the world. But when your sweet little girl suddenly stops talking, won't do anything you tell her to do, and starts dressing like she stepped out of a celebrity magazine, you start wondering what went wrong. Michelle Mitchell has spent the last 10 years day-in, day-out, listening and talking with teenage girls about their lives, loves, hates and hopes. In this book she reveals that its what your daughter isn't telling you rather than what she does tell you that matters the most. Featuring an engaging and fresh voice, this book is full of straightforward advice in a complicated world. Its honesty, reality and practicality is ably illustrated by the many real anecdotes from teenagers themselves about their hectic everyday lives.

Understanding Teenage Depression

Author: Dr. Maureen Empfield
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781466850095
Release Date: 2013-07-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

Based on the latest scientific findings, a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of teenage depression. Each year thousands of American teenagers are diagnosed with clinical depression. If ignored, poorly treated, or left untreated, it can be a devastating illness for adolescents and their families. Drawing on her many years of experience as a pychiatrist working with teenagers, Dr. Maureen Empfield answers the questions parents and teens have about depression, providing detailed information on: *Identifying the different types of depression *How depression is diagnosed *Which teenagers are most at risk *Suicide *The effect of depression on other teenage problems *How depression is treated and by whom *The drugs used to treat teenage depression - what they are and how they work *When a teenager needs to be hospitalized for depression *and more Understanding Teenage Depression provides the latest scientific findings on this serious condition, and the most up to date information on its treatment. The book includes numerous vignettes drawn from Dr. Empfield's clinical practice as well as first person accounts from teenagers who have themselves suffered from depression. Understanding Teenage Depression is a book that anyone who's been touched by this disease - whether parents, teachers, family members or teens themselves - will find invaluable.

Soul of Jewish Social Justice

Author: Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
Publisher: Urim Publications
ISBN: 9789655241860
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Religion

The Soul of Jewish Social Justice offers a novel intellectual and spiritual approach for how Jewish wisdom must be relevant and transformational in its application to the most pressing moral problems of our time. The book explores how spirituality, ritual, narratives, holidays, and tradition can enhance one’s commitment to creating a more just society. Readers will discover how the Jewish social justice ethos can help address issues of education reform, ethical consumption, the future of Israel, immigration, prison reform, violence, and business ethics.

The Seven Checkpoints for Student Leaders

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451628455
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Religion

The Seven Checkpoints for Student Leaders is more than a book; it is a ministry plan. It goes far beyond the "how to" of youth ministry and provides youth ministers, youth works, and parents with the content that students need to equip them for 'life beyond youth group." The material in this book and the companion book The Seven Checkpoints Student Journal reveals what Stanley calls "the irreducible minimum"--the essential principles upon which an entire youth ministry can be built. Stanley and Hall offer some unorthodox but very sensible approaches to planning and maintaining a youth group over a long period of time with a specific goal in mind. The book outlines a strategy for effectively teaching students over the course of their time in school, and this new updated edition is what every leader needs to keep up with the ever-changing challenges students face. Stanley and Hall identify seven "checkpoints" that are the most important and critical issues facing teens: 1. Authentic Faith 2. Spiritual Disciplines 3. Moral Boundaries (this section deals primarily with issues of sexual purity and dating) 4. Healthy Friendships 5. Wise Choices 6. Ultimate Authority 7. Others First Practical application, biblical principles, and realistic approaches for facing modern challenges facilitate teaching for busy youth leaders that will make an impact for eternity.