Here’s a quick valuable resource
for any parent but especially parents of teens. If you are on twitter these 5 accounts will be a quick source of wisdom with pointers to exceptional resources! (if you’re not on twitter websites included below)
Kara Powell @KPowellFYI Sticky Faith Sticky Faith
-Practical resources for parents and youth leaders to nurture long-term faith in teenagers. Kara is the head of the youth department at Fuller Theological Seminary. The idea of sticky faith is a response to students growing up and leaving the church. Her hope and aim is that they would stick with the faith as they mature.
Walt Mueller Youth Culture @CPYU CPYU
Helping parents, youth workers, educators, pastors …www.cpyu.org/ Walt is a great guy and his team produce some of the best content on the web when it comes to youth culture! The site explains that Center for Parent and Youth Understanding is a “Christian nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers”
Jonathan McKee @InJonathansHead
Excellent resources for parents of teens –great insights with solid content. If you are up for buying some great resources there are some great books for sale.
Here’s a quote from Amy. “Parenting teens is a tough job and I think today’s world makes it tougher than ever. My goal is to help parents find that balance between giving their teen enough guidance, while also allowing for enough freedom to make mistakes.”
You can find a long list of her excellent articles on About.com/parenting
I have read almost everything that Burns has written. He really understands parents and teens. These days he also talks and writes about marriage. Everything he writes is useful for parents.
YouthMinistryUnleashed.Com YMUnleashed @YMUnleashed
Of course I should add that we have a pretty constantly flow of ideas for parents and youth workers. We tweet about things that we think might be important to you.
Do you follow someone on twitter who would be a big help to parents of teens? Leave a comment and let us know.