What in the world is TikTok? Why are teens and tweens obsessed with it? What should concern me about it? Should I let my kids use it? If you’ve ever had any of these questions, this guide is for you. Get a crash course in the app and how to disciple your kids around it.
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This infographic details fifteen apps that parents should know about including social media apps, apps to hide files, dating apps, messaging apps and more.
from Learning Liftoff
It’s a parent’s job to protect their kids, but sometimes that can feel impossible in a digital age. And although apps themselves do not pose an actual threat to their safety, they can provide an opportunity to expose, persuade, and, potentially lead kids to make bad decisions. So how do we stay informed about the countless apps kids use to be sure they’re safe? Thankfully, the same digital age that makes us fearful for our children, provides plenty of resources and information for parents, too!
by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, Melissa Trevathan
This book helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children's lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way.
by Steve Biddulph
Raising a happy, healthy, well-adjusted daughter from babyhood to womanhood can be a challenge. Girls need to be strong, and in this warm-hearted book, best-selling parenting author Steve Biddulph brings together the finest thinking from around the world on how to raise daughters who are self-assured, know they are loved, and can stand up for themselves and others. With gentle humor and proven wisdom backed by decades of experience as a family psychologist and father, Biddulph shows parents of girls how to navigate the obstacles of growing up in a world that seems bent on poisoning their confidence.
by Jeannie Cunnion
We moms are told that we have to get it all right so our kids turn out right. We’re told that their entire futures are riding on our ability to perfectly orchestrate their lives. And we’re told that the strength of their faith hinges on ours. And we begin to believe that if we just try hard enough, we can actually “be enough.” These impossible standards leave us stuck in worry, anger, guilt, comparison, and shame. Jeannie Cunnion gets it. And in Mom Set Free she reveals how the Good News of the Gospel empowers us to live—and parent—in the freedom for which Christ has set us free.
by Justin Whitmel Earley
Habits form us more than we form them. The modern world is a machine of a thousand invisible habits, forming us into anxious, busy, and depressed people. We yearn for the freedom and peace of the gospel, but remain addicted to our technology, shackled by our screens, and exhausted by our routines. But because our habits are the water we swim in, they are almost invisible to us. What can we do about it? The answer to our contemporary chaos is to practice a rule of life that aligns our habits to our beliefs. This book offers four daily and four weekly habits, designed to help us create new routines and transform frazzled days into lives of love for God and neighbor.
by Nina V. Garcia
In this practical, eye-opening and action-oriented book, Nina Garcia explains how to use connection to raise well-behaved kids and strengthen your parent-child relationship. You’ll learn how to diffuse and prevent tantrums and outbursts, how to better communicate with your child, practical advice on structuring your day around routines, the secret to starting your day off right with your child, how to parent calmly and not lose your temper, and so much more.
by Joshua Straub
You don’t need to do all the “right” things as a parent. Both science and the Bible show us that the most important thing we can provide for our kids is a place of emotional safety. In other words, the posture from which we parent matters infinitely more than the techniques of parenting. Learn how to use emotional safety as a foundation from which you parent—and make a cultural impact that could change the world!
by William P. Smith
How you speak to your kids today will impact your relationship with them tomorrow. As a parent, your words are powerful. Offering practical guidance for grace-filled communication in the midst of the craziness of everyday life, this accessible guide will help you speak in ways that reflect the grace God has shown to you in the gospel.