All Grade Parent Resources
These resources have been selected for parents of and families for students of every grade in mind. While each resource might not be useful in your context, we hope you can use these to better invest in your student’s life.
Year Round Resources
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Questions allow us to tap into that sacred space beneath the surface. True connection begins with active listening. Since we could all use a little conversation make-over, here are four questions that foster authentic connection. These questions can add insight, depth, and beauty to everyday exchanges within our homes and within our families.
As parents, we have a responsibility to provide oversight for our kids regarding who they hang out with and when they hang out. We schedule activities for our kids, but how often do we consider which adults we want our kids to be around? As you think of being intentional about other adults in your kids’ lives, here are four types of adults who can influence your kids in a positive way.
Your child is constantly changing. Their favorite shows, activities, foods, sports, friends—it all changes. Even what they dream about, what they want to be, and how they see the world is changing. Get to know who they are now in the phase of life they are in now with these sets of 21 questions for your middle or high schooler. Weʼll help you get the conversation started. Who knows where it will go from there.
The importance and power of one’s words is noticed across all cultures. Coming from one’s parent, spouse, friend, or leader, a positive word provides inspiration. It builds confidence, initiative, and trust. Most importantly, it builds courage. Courage to do what’s right. Courage to try new ideas. Courage to make your family, team, or organization better! Check out this “one sheet” on the power your words have as you relate to others.
The stress of school is a very present reality for teenagers, and this fact was pre-COVID. They face pressures socially, academically, and emotionally. And if your teenager talks more to her/his friend than you, you may feel in the dark at times. If so, we want to give you a chance to connect with your teenager differently. Using Psalm 25 as an outline, here are 7 personalized prayer cards for your student.
How to use it?
1. Choose your design, click on the link, and print/cut.
2. Personalize the card by writing your teenager’s name in the blank.
3. Slip the card into their backpack, tape on their bathroom mirror, or tuck under their pillow.
4. Let them know you will pray this verse over them all week.
5. Print a copy for yourself and pray this same verse over them.
The power of a kind word or deed is amazing, and it feels really great to be the recipient and the giver. This resource, the Kindness Family Challenge—was designed to give your family the opportunity to spread positivity and joy around your community and in your home together in one day (or one morning, one afternoon, one evening) or even all month long!
As a parent or a spouse, we can influence our family to become who God created them to be by watering the seeds God has already planted – blessing who they are, not what they do. This “one pager” is a great way to connect you to your family.
A lot has changed this year. How we do our jobs, how we parent, how we care for each other, and how our kids learn. With the bonus time we’ve spent together as families, you and your family may have found new interests, new hobbies, new skills, or new favorite foods. Families are learning more about each other in a short amount of time, as we navigate all these new things.
This resource is designed for families to get to know one another. With questions and conversation starters, you’re sure to discover what makes each member of your family unique, weird, or cool. Plan some time to make this activity happen, and see what you new things you learn about each other. DOWNLOAD
Work can be a good thing, and we want kids to see its value. There are age-appropriate tasks that kids of any age can do. Use this list to help you determine who can do what and when, and try out some new chores this summer. DOWNLOAD
You and your family have made it to the end of another school year—and what a school year this one has been! It feels like an achievement for all of you, doesn’t it? It’s a big deal! And it’s definitely something worth celebrating.
In this resource are suggestions for what this celebration could look like. Set a date on the calendar and get ready to celebrate! DOWNLOAD
Let’s face it. Parents connecting with their teens and tweens can be difficult at times. Parents are busy and often overwhelmed. This resource is 25 quick and easy ways parents can connect with their kids in a meaningful way. DOWNLOAD
The Family Actively on Mission (F.A.M.)” – This 3-part study is for parents to study and consider what it means to be a F.A.M…a Family Actively on Mission. Each stand-alone but connected study will be based around Joshua 24:15. DOWNLOAD
“Parental Proverbs” is a great resource for parents looking to share daily words of wisdom with their student. You can text them, leave a note on their mirror, use them as a dinner time devotion, or whatever works! DOWNLOAD