First Baptist Church of Columbia
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BOOKS FOR PARENTS WITH TEENS

 
A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media by Mark Oestreicher & Adam McLane
 
Dr. Jim Burns, President of HomeWord (We highly recommended you check out– www.homeword.com) says this about A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media… “Is there a parent anywhere who hasn't asked, ‘How do we create a media safe home for our kids?’ Adam McLane and Mark Oestreicher are two of America's leading experts on teen culture and this book is a must read for parents who want to grasp just how the ever changing world of social media is influencing their kids. This is my new ‘go to’ book on the subject.” 
 
 
 
 
#Critical Issues and #Absolute Answers edited by Dr. Jay Strack
 
Covering more than 70 hot topics- such as identity, relationships, sex, drugs, faith, decision making, leadership, communication, and more- #Critical Issues and #Absolute Answers offers God's guideline for living in today's culture. Written by leading youth pastors skilled at equipping you to walk with confidence in your faith, each entry seeks to help you grow in your decision-making skills and into the leaders of the coming generation. Biblical and practical answers to the most critical issues families face are in your hands. Highly recommended for students AND parents!
 
 
 
 
 
YOUTH CULTURE 101 by Walt Mueller
 
Walt Mueller and the Center for Parent Youth Understanding have been studying American youth culture for decades—and now you have access to everything this cultural analyst knows about teenagers,their world, and how you can interact with them in significant ways.
 
 
 
 
 
 
OPIE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE by Walt Mueller
 
In this collection of blogs and essays, cultural and media analyst Dr. Walt Mueller wrestles with what it means for God’s people and the world to meet. Opie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore will help you and your family embrace the collision of faith and culture.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A PARENT'S GUILD TO HELPING TEENAGERS IN CRISIS by Rich Van Pelt and Jim Hancock
 
Fights at school, sexual abuse, eating disorders, school crises … the list goes on and on. Hardly a day passes without a local crisis at involving junior highers or high schoolers. This practical resource covers the whole continuum of private and public crisis, equipping parents to work with their kids to deal with any crisis in a way that helps the individual and helps the family stay intact.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES OF TEENAGERS by Gary Chapman
 
Research shows that parents, not peers, exert the most significant influence in the life of a teen.  And the door to that influence is love.  The key to opening that door, according to Gary Chapman, PH.D., is learning to express that live in a language that make sense to your teenager.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE SEVEN CRIES OF TODAY'S TEENS by Timothy Smith
 
This cutting-edge profile of the Millennial Generation shows us that our adolescents not only need adult guidance, they want it!  In the current design-your-own-morality culture, our teens are pleading for our mentoring.  This book is an accessible, unintimidating guide that will allow you to interpret what your teens desperately want you to hear, so you can respond and make a new connection with them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PARENT'S GUIDE TO THE SPIRITUAL MENTORING OF TEENS by Focus on the Family
 
This is a wonderful resource that will help prepare you to lead your children during their teen years.  Whether you're a married parent, a single parent, or a married person going alone spiritually, you'll find confidence and hope that you can help your teens develop an authentic, vibrant Christian faith.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RAISING ADULTS: GETTING KIDS READY FOR THE REAL WORLD by Jim Hancock
 
This book is not about assigning blame to yourself or your kids and beating each other up.  It’s about starting right where you are to raise responsible grown-ups.  It’s about understanding how we got to where we are.  And it’s about practical things moms, dads, teachers, coaches, youth workers, employers, and law enforcement can do better.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LOVE AND RESPECT by Emerson Eggerichs
 
Based on Ephesians 5:33, this book explains the vastly different ways in which men and women perceive love. Women need unconditional love and men need to feel unconditionally respected. Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly and biblically.