We love partnering with families to nurture young faith.
We also realize that sometimes families are looking for more parenting resources. We’ve collected a few of our favorites to share with you:
For Parents of Young Children
Parenting in a pandemic is hard work. Children, like adults, need extra support during times of high stress. These simple steps from Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of Childhood Disrupted and The Angel and The Assasin, can help us support children during this time.
Local Parenting Coach
Confident Parents. Peaceful Homes. Sometimes we unknowingly reinforce unwanted behaviors, and then try to correct behaviors right at the moment kids are least able to learn. These free videos and newsletter include foundational skills that every parent needs in their toolbox.
Child Development Basics by Age
Children develop at their own pace, so it’s impossible to tell exactly when a child will learn a given skill. However, developmental milestones give a general idea of the changes to expect as a child gets older.
How to Talk to Your Child About Race
Are kids too young to talk about race? Nope. Silence about race can reinforce racism by letting children draw their own conclusions.
For Parents of Youth
Being a teenager is hard. You’re under stress to be liked, do well in school, get along with your family, and make big decisions. You can’t avoid the pressures, and worrying about them is normal. But feeling very sad, hopeless or worthless could be warning signs of a mental health problem. We have a list of local resources that can help.
The Parent Resource Library
Equipping diverse leaders and parents so faithful young people can change our world. Download these top parenting podcasts and posts from the Fuller Youth Institute.
You are a better parent than you might realize. Parents, grandparents, and guardians often don’t give themselves enough credit for the remarkable job they are doing in raising kids to become good humans. Here’s a resource to help you be the parent you want to be.
How to Talk to Your Youth About Race
The Center for Racial Justice in Education has compiled parent and family-friendly articles and resources for talking about race and racism with youth and children.
At Messiah, we love walking with children and youth on their journey to follow Jesus. We strive to reach the lives of children and youth through a variety of engaging activities, partnering with families to nurture young faith.