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Parent Resources

At Heritage Christian, we are pleased to provide ongoing support for the parents of our students. We've compiled a list of resources below that we hope will help you during your child's academic and spiritual journey.

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Right Now Media

RightNow Media has been called the Netflix of video Bible studies and for good reason. RightNow Media has the largest library of on-demand Bible study videos anywhere. As a part of Heritage Christian School, you have free access to RightNow Media and its library of more than 14,000 video Bible studies.

A Parent's Guide to Smartphone Addiction

from Axis
Feel guilty and powerless? Talking about smartphone addiction can be disheartening, partially because it means listening to information that we’re mostly sick of hearing. It seems pretty clear that information alone isn’t helping us change our habits. The goal of this parent guide is to help you gain a better understanding of what you expect your smartphone to give you, why you look at it when you do, and what smartphone habits you want to model for the teens in your life.

Parenting Generation Screen: Guiding Your Kids to Be Wise in a Digital World

by Jonathan McKee
Maybe your kids are like many others―glued to their smartphones, social media, and streaming entertainment. While we know excessive screen time, especially social media, isn’t healthy, how do we teach our kids to become screenwise? Prioritizing connection over correction, Parenting Generation Screen equips you with key questions and conversations to help you process screen limits with and for your kids. You’ll learn how to dialogue in meaningful ways about social media, entertainment, and screen time so they learn to be wise in the digital world.

Praying the Scriptures for Your Children: Discover How to Pray God's Purpose for Their Lives

by Jodie Berndt
Discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God's provision--and frees us from things like worry and fear in parenting! This book teaches you how and what to pray for your child(ren) including praying for a child's sense of identity, praying for their use of technology, and building a prayer legacy with specific strategies and a collection of child-friendly Bible verses designed to help children anchor their hope in God's Word.

Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have

by Natasha Crain
This book will give you the confidence you need to have the conversations that matter most in today's skeptical world. In a friendly, parent-to-parent voice, Natasha Crain will walk you through essential topics on Jesus's identity, teachings, death, and resurrection. Each chapter clearly explains what skeptics are saying and provides a concise, easy-to-understand response you can discuss with your child (one that can be tailored for any age).

Feeding The Mouth That Bites You: A Complete Guide to Parenting Adolescents and Launching Them Into the World

by Dr. Ken Wilgus
In this book, Dr. Ken Wilgus outlines a clear and practical path through the confusion of parenting adolescents in today’s world. Once parents clearly understand adolescents’ needs and know how to respond, parenting a teenager becomes much less frustrating. Even their teenagers join in to help out! Knowing what your teenager needs and being able to provide for that need is truly the art of Feeding The Mouth That Bites You.

Five Ideas to Manage Your Kids’ Screen Time in a Pandemic

by Tim Elmore
This may not surprise you, but since the pandemic started, kids’ screen time has doubled. Qustodio, a monitoring device that tracks screen time reports that kids’ screen time has increased 100 percent since the COVID-19 outbreak started. This article from the Growing Leaders Blog offers several practical ideas to help parents better manage their kids' screentime.

Why Am I Feeling Like This? A Teen's Guide to Freedom from Anxiety and Depression

by David Murray
In this companion guide to his book for parents Why Is My Teenager Feeling Like This?, pastor and counselor David Murray introduces you to the personal accounts of eighteen teens who have struggled with different types of anxiety or depression. This guide will help you discover not only the common causes but also the keys to unlock their chains. By utilizing God-given truths and tactics, you can experience new liberty, peace, and joy in your life.