Yesterday a ministry friend asked me what websites I recommend to parents of teenagers in my youth ministry. Initially, a couple came to mind, but I only had a few… After asking a few more friends in ministry and sleeping on it, I realized there are some really good websites that you and I can talk to parents about. In fact, as youth workers, it should be our goal to partner with parents and resource them well in this way.
A healthy youth ministry partners with parents, communicates regularly with parents, and resources parents.
Here’s a list of websites. I have looked through many of their pages, but cannot endorse every single thing they say. As you recommend resources and websites to your parents, make sure to tell them the same…
- The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding – cpyu.org
- Parentzilla – Taming the Teenage Years
- Homeword Center for Youth and Family – http://www.homeword.com/
- Orange Parents
- Parent Ministry – http://www.parentministry.net/
- Focus on the Family
- Plugged In
- Biblical Parenting
- The Youth Culture Report
UPDATE: For a great podcast for parents, check out http://www.minfluence.com
Again, check these sites out for yourself. Feel free to forward this list to others. AND, feel free to comment with additions. I am sure there are some other great ones out there…