Resources for Parents of Teenagers

Usually, I am in conversations with parents of preteens and early adolescents.  Since April, as I’ve been lending a hand with our church’s high school ministry, I’ve had more conversations with parents of teens.  That really means I’ve been asked a lot of questions about resources for helping them be better parents of teens and especially better Christian parents of teens.

So, I know there’s a ton of people out there who have read books I have only seen, used or ignored tips in parenting their own teens, and who know of resources like books, blogs, sites, etc. that I have never seen.  So, I’d like you to look over my suggested list of resources below for parents of teens, (specifically 14-18 year olds in high school).  Give me some feedback and/or suggest resources you recommend to parents of teens whether you are a parent, pastor, teacher or just a really smart person when it comes to parenting.  (This includes promoting your own site or blog if you focus on helping parents of teens.)

Then, when I get asked the question, I can send parents to this post where they will not only see my suggestions, but your comments and suggestions as well!  THANKS!

(Yes, I’ll do similar posts soon for parents of preteens and parents of middle schoolers.)

Mike’s Suggested Resources for Parents of Teenagers

Focus on the Family’s page of Parenting Teens Resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/teens.aspx

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Jim Burns also has a great website full of resources: http://www.homeword.com/home.php

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Kevin Leman is one of my favorite authors for marriage and parenting.  Here is a great book from him you could work through: http://www.drleman.com/store/Parenting-Books/Have-a-New-Teenager-by-Friday/prod_77.html

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I’ve heard some good stuff about this book, but haven’t read it myself yet: http://www.heartlightministries.org/resources/shop/tough-guys-and-drama-queens-2/

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For a short but very practical read, I recommend this whole series!  Very good stuff! http://theyouthcartel.com/product/a-parents-guide-five-pack/
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And, because you need a good laugh to help you know you are not alone, here is one of my favorite comics that looks at family life with teens: http://zitscomics.com
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