FIRSTWAVE PARENT RESOURCES

Parents:

We’ve got your back!

The teenage years aren’t easy, we’re here to partner with you through them all.

One of our goals is to come alongside you as a mom/dad and help you be a spiritual influence in the life of your child. We want to support you in your very difficult, sometimes daunting, and vital role as a parent.

That’s why we offer helpful resources from a Christian worldview all in one spot for you, as families, to help encourage and equip you in your journey. We’re in this together and committed to be alongside your family!

As always, our FirstWave student ministry staff would love to grab coffee with you and help however we can.

Lindsey, McLeod, Tom and Amanda
The FirstWave Team

PS – If you know of anyone within The Church at LifePark who would be a good influence in the life of a teenager, please send them here. We’re not looking for perfect volunteers, we’re looking for caring adults who love and follow Jesus and like teenagers.

RESOURCE LIBRARY

Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode

In a world that preaches a “try harder” gospel we’re left exhausted and overwhelmed.

23 April, 2021 in  Book Recommendations
How to talk to Your Children about Sex
How to talk to Your Children about Sex

This Gospel Coalition podcast considers how parents should instruct their kids about sexuality in the 21st century.

23 April, 2021 in  Relationships
A Parent’s Guide to Smartphone Addiction
A Parent’s Guide to Smartphone Addiction

Digital discipleship is the brave new world of parenting. Your teens are the first generation to grow up as digital natives in a digital world.

23 April, 2021 in  Technology
An age-by-age Guide to Kids and Smartphones
An age-by-age Guide to Kids and Smartphones

Rather than completely re-hashing the problem of smartphone addiction, this Parent Guide provides self-reflection questions scattered throughout and a few practices to try.

23 April, 2021 in  Technology
Four Ways Parents Can Protect Their Kids from Sexting
Four Ways Parents Can Protect Their Kids from Sexting

It’s the type of story that makes parents shudder: Students exchanging nude photos on their phones. Young people are especially vulnerable to the hookup culture and casual view of sex.

23 April, 2021 in  Technology
Working through Anxiety
Working through Anxiety

Anxiety feels like a virus spreading quickly through our midst. We’re now anxious about getting anxious.

23 April, 2021 in  Mental Health
Supporting Young People When They’re Suffering
Supporting Young People When They’re Suffering

As youth leaders and parents, we’re alarmed and concerned by the challenges young people have faced with mental health and suicidal thinking.

23 April, 2021 in  Mental Health
Renewing Your Mind Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Renewing Your Mind Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Human beings fight battles in their minds daily. They battle cognitive distortions that can greatly impact emotions and behavior.

23 April, 2021 in  Mental Health
Counseling Angry, Unmotivated, Self-Centered, and Spiritually Indifferent Teens
Counseling Angry, Unmotivated, Self-Centered, and Spiritually Indifferent Teens

Counseling angry and indifferent young people typically begins with presenting issues.

23 April, 2021 in  Mental Health
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality outlines Peter Scazerro’s journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality.

23 April, 2021 in  Book Recommendations
4 Questions About Leading Family Devotions
4 Questions About Leading Family Devotions

What is family discipleship? For Christian parents, we wield this influence intentionally to help our children know and follow our God.

23 April, 2021 in  Spiritual Growth
4 Questions Parents Should Ask About Extracurricular Activities
4 Questions Parents Should Ask About Extracurricular Activities

If you’re the parent of a teenager who participates in sports, theater, or music you have likely faced a stressful dilemma regarding how to prioritize their children’s time outside of school.

23 April, 2021 in  Spiritual Growth
Welcome

One of the main ways we as a church want to impact our community is by investing in the next generation and their families.

Mission and Vision

Learn more about our values: Worship. Fellowship. Discipleship. Serving. Mission.

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Explore The Church at LifePark middle school and high school ministries, what we do and how you can get your kids plugged in.

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