Help! I'm A Parent! Christian Parenting in the Real World
Help, I’m a Parent! Christian Parenting in the Real World, is designed to inspire and encourage parents in their journey to be the disciple-makers of their children. It provides the incentive to take up the exciting challenge and blessings of parenthood, by exploring the principles of effective parenting. NAD Family Ministries Directors, Drs Claudio & Pamela Consuegra, have designed this resourse to be used at home, church, prayer meeting, Sabbath School, or small group, by a varied range of parents or carers. Box sets are cover the age-ranges birth-age 7 and age 8-12 years old. This resource can be ordered from AdventSource.
Prayer and Love Saves (PALS)
The purpose of the PALS program is to encourage parents who have adult children who have wandered from God and the church. It is to provide an arena in which such parents can overcome their guilt, find support in one another in mutual concern, develop skills to build relationships with adult children and their families and intercede for their adult children in prayer. These lessons may be presented as a series of seminars or in a small group meeting. Click here to download the PALS Programme PDF file.
Prepare Enrich for Parents
The Parenting Version of PREPARE/ENRICH is designed to guide couples through the emotions of parenting by empowering them with insight into their parenting style, family dynamics, and couple relationship. The Parenting Version is best used with any committed couple whose primary concerns are children and parenting issues. For further information please visit the PE Parenting Version website.
Positive Parenting Courses
Care for the Family is a registered charity that works to strengthen families. Their aim is to promote strong family relationships and to help those who face family difficulties. The courses are designed to support parents in building a strong and secure relationship with their children, whatever their ages.
Positive Parenting courses include group discussions and practical tasks to help build on strengths and give time and space to think about any changes parents want to make. A helpful, easy to read handbook is included with each course. These courses are run in community venues and are usually made up of six 2-hour sessions, each led by trained and experienced facilitators. Find out more by visiting the Care for the Family website.
Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting
Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting presents a 5-step method that builds emotional intelligence and creates positive, long lasting effects for children. Easy to learn, and used by parents, educators, and care-givers, it supports children through life’s ups and downs in a way that builds confidence and helps them grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Available as a manual and DVD set or an online streaming program. For more details, visit The Gottman Institute website.
GroBrain is a parenting course designed for parents of babies between the ages of 0-12 months. GroBrain has been developed to address a gap in early years mental health promotion. The programme uses visual tools based on neuroscience and attachment theory to explain bonding, brain development and attunement in simple memorable ways. It is said that "a picture is worth a thousand words!" These materials are being used with a varied range of parents, either one-on-one, or in groups. They are being used widely to support The Healthy Child Programme and standards around close loving relationships and brain development. For more details visit the GroBrain website.
Support Network for Adventist Parents (SNAP)
Support Network for Adventist Parents is a ministry co-ordinated by lay people for the benefit of all parents. It is a ministry that recognises that Adventist parents face significant challenges in raising children in an increasingly secular society. SNAP therefore recognises the need for parents to encourage each other in these challenges. This is reflected in the Mission Statement of SNAP which is taken from Galatians 6 vs 2 –“Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ.”
As well as providing a forum for prayer, presenting programmes in local Adventist churches and encouraging the formation of local SNAP groups, Mike and Vicky Beamish produce a quarterly newsletter covering a variety of topics of relevance to parents. For more information about SNAP, to join the network, or to arrange SNAP visits to your church please email Mike & Vicky: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Raising the Remnant - This video series modern research to confirm Ellen G White's counsels on spiritual parenting. For more details, visit the Belt of Truth Ministries website.
- Characteristics of Child Growth - Noelene Johnson
- Children Need Boundaries - Karen Holford
- Helping Teens with Their Sexuality - Ron & Karen Flowers