Love Letters from Parents to Teens

Author: Marlene Riddle
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480815292
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 110
View: 8506
Statistics show 51 percent of teens are afraid of talking to their parents about personal, private problems. It’s even slightly higher when it comes to talking to their teachers. What are parents to do? One solution is for parents to write to their teens about these problems. In Love Letters from Parents to Teens, author Marlene Riddle offers examples of letters written by parents to their teens to help guide them through difficult situations, life’s challenges, and times of discouragement and confusion. Riddle—an educator for more than forty years—believes if parents take the first step in writing to their teens, the adolescent may like the idea and begin writing back. With time, these letters may no longer be necessary, and the parent and teen may be talking to each other face to face, having conversations in an atmosphere of trust and harmony. The sample letters address everything from trust, to relationships, choosing friends, dealing with bullies, being popular, jealousy, labeling, enjoying adolescence, having a vision and purpose, and more. Adolescence doesn’t have to be the most difficult time of a person’s life. A parent can transform these short years into fun, exciting experiences. A parent’s responsibility is to build teens up, not tear them down, creating a strong, meaningful relationship. And it can all begin with a letter.

Retreat Ideas for Ministry with Young Teens

Author: Marilyn Kielbasa
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 0884895408
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 140
View: 4425
Provides ideas for coordinating two overnight retreats and four one-day retreats, and suggests such themes as self-esteem, Confirmation, discipleship, and leadership development.

The Real Truth about Teens and Sex

From Hooking Up to Friends with Benefits - What Teens Are Thinking, Doing, and Talking About, and How to Help Them Make Smart Choices
Author: Sabrina Weill
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399532801
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 225
View: 9891
The former editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine provides a revealing look at teens and sex, covering such topics as virginity, celibacy, the role of the media, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, peer pressure, sex education, and the latest tre

Letters From Dad

How to Leave a Legacy of Faith, Hope, and Love for Your Family
Author: Greg Vaughn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418566934
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 5808
What began as a passion in the heart of a father of seven has led to a new men's movement. Many fathers are asking "How do I leave something of lasting value to my children and grandchildren?" This book helps dads leave treasured words of love and blessing to their children.

How to Really Love Your Teen

Author: Ross Campbell
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781439138
Category: Religion
Page: 142
View: 4603
Every parent of a teenagers needs the help found in this book. Dr. Campbell gives parents the tools to communicate unconditional love to their teens as they go throught the process of maturing. Topics include: handling teenage and parental anger, dealing with adolescent depression and helping teens grow spiritually and intellectually.

Moments of Cosmic Timing: Love Letters to My Children

Author: Jerome Strong
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312486864
Category: Self-Help
Page: N.A
View: 2271
Moments of Cosmic Timing is a compilation of letters and what I call “lessons” written to my set of twins, whom I found this year. This book is my most passionate in that it is filled with advice to my children. The principles found in this book are not just ethical and theological interpretations of social issues. The principles are life-changing if they are taken to heart. A such, though there are letters written especially and specifically to Gavin and Jasmine, my twins, anyone who is at all interested in learning age old strategies for success will be able to use this book as a guide. Having been a teacher and a tutor, the lessons are meant to spark within the reader motivation for rising above the status quo and becoming a leader among peers. Any young person, male or female, will be challenged beyond their comfort zone in order to apply the spiritual, emotional and commonsensical values espoused in this book. This book will cause the reader to reevaluate that which thought important.

The Spectator

With Notes and a General Index
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: 895
View: 3031

How Sassy Changed My Life

A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time
Author: Kara Jesella,Marisa Meltzer
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466821612
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
View: 9256
For a generation of teenage girls, Sassy magazine was nothing short of revolutionary—so much so that its audience, which stretched from tweens to twentysomething women, remains obsessed with it to this day and back issues are sold for hefty sums on the Internet. For its brief but brilliant run from 1988 to 1994, Sassy was the arbiter of all that was hip and cool, inspiring a dogged devotion from its readers while almost single-handedly bringing the idea of girl culture to the mainstream. In the process, Sassy changed the face of teen magazines in the United States, paved the way for the unedited voice of blogs, and influenced the current crop of smart women's zines, such as Bust and Bitch, that currently hold sway. How Sassy Changed My Life will present for the first time the inside story of the magazine's rise and fall while celebrating its unique vision and lasting impact. Through interviews with the staff, columnists, and favorite personalities we are brought behind the scenes from its launch to its final issue and witness its unique fusion of feminism and femininity, its frank commentary on taboo topics like teen sex and suicide, its battles with advertisers and the religious right, and the ascension of its writers from anonymous staffers to celebrities in their own right.

Epic Families, Equipping Parents to Inspire Their Children to Know God

A Guide for Parents and Church Staff
Author: Beth Meltzer
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490850112
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 2375
“Epic Families not only identifies a problem within today’s church but presents suggestions that equip parents to raise kids who are passionate for Jesus and offers ways that churches can partner with and empower parents in this mission. Definitely well worth the read!” — Rev. Allen Perdue Lead Pastor, Jersey Life Church Today’s children are not raised in a bubble. Daily, they are bombarded with worldly wisdom and are tempted at earlier ages with things that would have stunned parents of previous generations. Epic Families strives to help parents reclaim their God-given mandate to raise their children to know and love Him. Developed through more than a decade of ministry experience as well as one-on-one coaching with parents and church staff, this book identifies ways that the church has taken over a role that was designed for parents. It offers suggestions to parents to help them confidently teach their children about the God who made them, loves them, and wants a relationship with them, while also suggesting ways that churches can partner with parents, while not usurping the parents’ role. Epic Families can empower parents to inspire their children to trust God and make wise choices. In the busy and sometimes scary world we live in, parents need to intentionally showcase God’s presence to their children and let Him permeate their lives; this book offers them a valuable resource to do that.

A Letter From Grandpa

Author: Dr. Jerry Gibson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450098061
Category: Religion
Page: 56
View: 7653
I’ve known Jerry Gibson over the past few years, first as my patient and now as my mentor and brother in Christ. My relationship with Jerry has helped me gain a great appreciation for the many similarities between our physical and spiritual health. You see, sin is like a terrible disease. Failing to surrender to God’s healing love is comparable to having a terminal illness and not seeking medical care. God is the ultimate physician. He has the perfect cure (the saving power of Jesus Christ) for our most deadly disease (our own sin). It is through our love relationship with God’s Son and through the powerful wisdom of God’s magnificent Word (the Bible) that we can face the countless choices that need to be made in our lives. In A Letter from Grandpa, Jerry addresses some important decisions that must be made by two of his teenage granddaughters. There has been a death in the family, and one of the girls had to choose whether to attend the memorial service or go to a concert featuring one of her favorite rock stars. Jerry’s Bible-based advice about making choices and facing difficult life decisions is given in a compelling yet loving way that speaks to all of us, both young and old. The guidance in his letter can and should be applied to any choice in our lives. Reading A Letter from Grandpa will help teenagers, parents, and grandparents tackle life’s decisions with confidence and peace. It has already touched numerous lives and I know it will also touch yours. —David Nuhfer, MD Family physician practicing in Louisville, Colorado

Honey for a Teen's Heart

Using Books to Communicate with Teens
Author: Gladys Hunt,Barbara Hampton
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310872650
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 6251
Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.

Coming of Age in Popular Culture: Teenagers, Adolescence, and the Art of Growing Up

Author: Donald C. Miller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144084061X
Category: Social Science
Page: 350
View: 8067
Documenting the evolution of teens and media from the 1950s through 2010, this book examines the films, books, television shows, and musical artists that impacted American culture and shaped the "coming of age" experience for each generation. • Presents concise content and detailed analysis written in an easy-to-understand style • Provides key historical context that enables readers to more clearly understand the significance of media presentations and their tremendous impact within our culture • Documents how media reflect the values and beliefs of a specific era but in some cases can also challenge these entrenched views and serve to change them

Arousing Love, a teen novel

Author: M. H. Strom
Publisher: Marstro Press
ISBN: 0984827803
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 236
View: 2336
Can it be true love when you're only fifteen? One of the highest rated books in the US Apple Bookstore rated 4.3 stars with over 3000 reviews. Eighteen-year-old Zach is falling for Joanna until he finds out she is only fifteen. He knows she's too young but he has never felt like this about anybody before. She is funny and sweet and flirty and free and the most beautiful girl he has ever known. Joanna is swept away by her feelings for Zach as they grow increasingly passionate. She's doing things she'd never normally do but it's like God has whispered in her heart Zach is the one for her. Can it be true love when you're only fifteen?


Author: Lesa K. Smith
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491869070
Category: Religion
Page: 130
View: 3246
LOVE LETTERS TO AMERICA is a book written in love from my heart to yours. I love America and have spent time pondering our course and fate. It has brought me to ask questions that make you think and engage you towards right actions and away from costly traps that can ruin your life. I believe that we all have a correctly charted course laid before us. A destiny written by God to fulfill. If one is not careful, we can change course easily and be headed in the wrong direction. It is possible then, to miss out on what God desires for our lives. Right thinking and choices can help to safeguard our lives and those of our loves ones around us. Hopefully, then we can be found walking out in victory the journey we were destined to take.

Junior High and Middle School Talksheets-Updated!

50 Creative Discussions for Junior High Youth Groups
Author: David Lynn
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310867363
Category: Religion
Page: 112
View: 3830
Get Your Students Talking About the Bible And God. And themselves, their beliefs, their questions, their lives. About the things that matter to them.Do it conveniently and effectively with Junior High-Middle School TalkSheets--Updated!, part of the best-selling discussion-starting TalkSheets series from Youth Specialties, now updated for new-millennium students. Here are 50 creative discussions that focus on relevant, real-life topics:Media Influences--TV, Music, AdvertisingSubstance Abuse & Peer PressureParentsSelf-Image & Physical AppearanceJesusFriendshipsPrayer & WorshipTrusting God & Dealing with Doubt. . . and 40 more subjects of perennial interest to teenagers.TalkSheets are one-page reproducible handouts with provocative questions in a compelling design that will get churched and unchurched kids alike talking and thinking about the Bible--and how its principles affect their daily lives.Use TalkSheets to launch your own lesson--or use them as stand-alone Bible studies. Each TalkSheet comes with detailed information and suggestions for discussion leaders: Bible references galore, Internet resources, further group exploration, and activities to pursue during and after the meeting.Junior High-Middle School TalkSheets--Updated! is the perfect discussion-starting resource for youth meetings, small groups and cell groups, Sunday school, and camps and retreats.More than a quarter million copies sold in this series!

Letters to My Teen-Age Daughter(S)

Author: Terry Camper
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456803883
Category: Self-Help
Page: N.A
View: 8204

Children of Incarcerated Parents

Theoretical Developmental and Clinical Issues
Author: Yvette R. Harris, PhD,James A. Graham, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826105141
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
View: 1901
"This important book covers developmental outcomes of children in this predicament, parenting from prison, and family reunification. It is filled with research findings and addresses clinical issues as well. Many children are affected by a parent in the criminal justice system, and this book is sorely needed. The editors and contributors have produced a wonderful resource." Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's This book serves as a comprehensive source for understanding and intervening with children of incarcerated parents. The text examines the daunting clinical implications inherent in trauma throughout development, as well as social and political roles in ameliorating intergenerational delinquency. It conceptualizes the problem by using an ecological framework that is focused on the experience of the child. Children of Incarcerated Parents addresses developmental and clinical issues experienced throughout the trajectory of childhood and adolescence with a focus on interventions and social policies to improve outcomes for this under-studied group. The chapters explore individual, community, and national levels of policy, programming, and legislation.

Love Letters

Author: Sandra Leigh Savage
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462050697
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
View: 3348
When author Sandra Leigh Savages husband committed suicide in 1997, she went into isolation for a year. In this memoir, she shares her journey from the grief she experienced to her vision of a great new life. Love Letters, a collection of letters begun in September 2010, provides a snapshot of Savages sorrows, joys, and reflections. Through these vignettes, she says her good-byes, notes her thanks, and provides advice for those who may have experienced the death of a spouse. This collection provides insight into how she survived the death of her husband, came to know and believe in the saving grace of God, and made the decision to stay on this earth to fulfill Gods wishes. Emotional and self-disclosing, Love Letters shares Savages personal message of living each day with no regrets. Through her life events, she expresses how placing your trust in the Lord can guide you through lifes bad moments and help you to full appreciate lifes good moments.

Letters to President Obama

Americans Share Their Hopes and Dreams with the First African-American President
Author: Josephine A.V. Allen,Hanes Walton,Donald R. Deskins,Sherman Puckett
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602397147
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 378
View: 5934
Collects letters written to President Barack Obama during his presidential campaign and subsequent election and inauguration, covering a wide range of topics including foreign policy, the Bush administration, and religion.

Wimpy Parents

From Toddler to Teen-How Not to Raise a Brat
Author: Kenneth N. Condrell,Linda Lee Small
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446556467
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
View: 7354
Overworked, overextended, and guilty over the lack of time they spend with their children, parents today have a greater potential to fall into the "wimpy" parenting pattern. Parenting is the toughest job there is. Whether the children are toddlers or teenagers, parents have to get it right. Packed with advice that often produces instant results, Kenneth N. Condrell describes step-by-step techniques to help get through the toughest child-rearing challenges and explains just how to become a truly good parent with kids who will listen and behave. "Wimpy Parents" will detail: -- How to teach a child manners -- and make them stick -- How to put an end to talking back -- What to do when a toddler throws a tantrum -- Ways to stop bedtime problems -- Why teenagers need to reject parents, and how to let them do it (without being a wimp) -- And seven ways to raise a moral child. Child psychologist Dr. Ken Condrell and Linda Lee Small offer comprehensive and sound advice on putting the parent back,in control of their children with understanding, compassion, and humor.