Moms and Dads
Parenting is no easy task, especially with all the distractions from today’s world pulling at your children! Here are a few suggested links and books to help you through this joyous, and yet difficult, journey.
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Family First - The mission of Family First is to strengthen the family by establishing family as a top priority in people's lives and by promoting principles for building marriages and raising children.
Family Life - Aimed at helping couples build healthier marriages and families, this site offers articles, devotionals, and broadcasts on the topics of marriage, parenting, and other life issues.
Focus on Your Child - From Focus on the Family, this site offers tips and articles on a variety of parenting topics.
Amelia Center - The Amelia Center is a grief counseling center in Birmingham for children and their families.
Compassion Books - More than 400 books, videos, and audios to help children and adults through serious illness, death and dying, grief, bereavement, and losses of all kinds, including divorce, suicide, trauma, and violence.
Internet and Media Guides
PluggedIn Online - From Focus on the Family, “Shining a light on the world of popular entertainment”. This website offers reviews on movies, TV shows, games, and music. This website is a great tool for parents to use in deciding what is appropriate for their children.
Movie Guide - This site is dedicated to redeeming the values of the entertainment industry, according to biblical principles, by influencing industry executives and artists and by informing and educating the public about the influence of the entertainment media and about how to train their families to become media-wise, so they can choose the good and reject the bad. It includes news from the entertainment industry, insightful articles on trends and beliefs, and interviews with top filmmakers and actors.
Guide2Games - This interactive site provides reviews of all types of computer games for all platforms and exists to assist gamers and parents in making wise decisions in their choice of electronic games.
Parents Television Council - This website offers easy to understand Family Guide for Prime Time television.
Safe Families - This site is designed to help families protect their children from the dangers of the internet and offers free software and workshops related to internet safety.
NetSmartz - This site is designed to provide you with the answers to questions you may have about teaching your children to use their NetSmartz.
Incredible Internet - This site was created with one goal in mind: To help people of all ages cut through the Internet’s clutter to improve their everyday lives, while keeping families safe online.
- How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid by Joseph A. Califano Jr.
- Logged On and Tuned Out by Vicki Courtney
- Premeditated Parenting by Steve Nelson
- For Parents Only by Feldhahn and Rice
- What Your Daughter Isn’t Telling You by Shellenberger and Gowler
- Single Mom Life by Angela Thomas
- Mom, I Feel Fat by Hersh
- The Great Physicians RX for Children’s Health by Rubin
- Family Driven Faith by Baucham
- Talking to Your Kids About Sex by Mark Laaser
- How Children Raise Parents by Dr. Dan Allender
- The Faith of a Child by Art Murphy
- 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney