If you have a child in grade school, you’ve probably grappled with the idea of sleepovers. Durenda and I take on this topic today, and offer two different perspectives on having friends to spend the night, etc. When is it appropriate to host or allow your kids to do sleepovers? When is it not? Listen in and be encouraged!
Resources from today’s podcast:
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Resources for this series:
The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
Because Motherhood Isn’t Just a Job. It’s a Calling.
A mother’s day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time: preparing meals, washing clothes, straightening and cleaning the house, and caring for children. These jobs all are necessary and crucially important. But in the dailyness of providing for a child’ s physical, emotional, and social needs, vital opportunities for spiritual nurture and training can be overlooked.
The New Dare to Discipline by Dr. James Dobson
Much-needed answers to your toughest parenting questions! Why are boundaries so important? Do children really want limits set on their behavior? My spouse doesn’t seem to care about discipline; why I am I stuck being the “bad guy?” Is it okay to spank my child, or will it lead him to hit others and become a violent person? Join the millions of caring parents who have found answers in the wisdom of parenting authority and family counselor Dr. James Dobson. The New Dare to Discipline is a revised and updated edition of the classic bestseller, designed to help you lead your children through the tough job of growing up. This practical, reassuring guide will teach you how to meet your children’s needs of love, trust, affection―and discipline. (This new edition is part of Dr. James Dobson’s Building A Family Legacy initiative.)
Age of Opportunity by Paul Tripp
Are you hoping to merely survive your teenagers? With compassion, wit, and wisdom, Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting families during the often-chaotic adolescent years.
What’s the Big Deal? Why God Cares About Sex by Brenna and Stan Jones
Written for children ages 8-11, What’s the Big Deal? helps kids find answers to their questions about sex. It explains the basic facts about sex, why God made adults so they want to have sex, what God says about sex in the Bible, and how to respond when faced with sexual pressure from peers, TV, movies, and magazines.
Passport to Purity by Dennis and Barbara Rainey
A True Connection product. Box with four audiocassettes, 64-page student guide, 88-page parent manual, gold seals, and commemorative passport.
Connect with your preteen or early teen on this once-in-a-lifetime getaway!
Parents, how would you like a workable plan and effective tools to successfully prepare a preteen or early teen for the turbulent adolescent years? This guided weekend retreat for a father and son or a mother and daughter will provide everything needed for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway together.
Short, Precious, Irreplaceable: The Teen Years blog post by Heidi St. John
What Parents of Prodigals Need to Know blog post by Marianne Sunderland
So You’re About to be a Teenager by Dennis and Barbara Rainey with Samuel and Rebecca Rainey
Samuel and Rebecca Rainey, preteens themselves not many years ago, add their perspective as young adults who vividly recall their own successes and failures as teenagers. Covering such topics as friends, peer pressure, boundaries, dating, and sex, the Raineys address the most common traps of adolescence and teach young people how to avoid making poor choices. Short, concise chapters are filled with engaging illustrations and practical applications. This book is essential reading for preteens.
Preparing for Adolescence by Dr. James Dobson
What do you say to an adolescent who’s getting ready to enter those turbulent teenage years? Dr. James Dobson, one of America’s leading family psychologists, knows how to speak directly and sincerely to today’s adolescents about the topics that trouble them most. Topics include avoiding feelings of inferiority, handling peer pressure, drug abuse, puberty, sexual development, menstruation, masturbation, romantic love, overcoming discouragement, sound decision-making, and handling independence.