PARENTS, WELCOME TO THE PARENT PORTAL
We hope that you will find the resources that you need to help you be a VOICE in your teens' life.
Parents: Your kids need you to talk with them about relationships and sexuality. They need you to tell them to wait, to help them navigate the issues they will be facing and to know you will be a safe place if they mess up. The Parent Portal is a resource for you, with articles, website links, and videos to help guide you. Click the pictures below for topics relating to parenting teens.
“There is a fight for the hearts and minds of our youth, who will prevail? We can no longer ignore the blatant disregard for what is right, whole and healthy for our kids. Parents, you are the loudest and strongest VOICE they have, they need you and need all of us to stand with them, to teach and disciple them as they navigate LIFE.”
Catherine Johnson Executive Director of LIFEBRIDGE of South Carolina
YOUR KIDS HAVE QUESTIONS
Websites like Moral Revolution and AXIS are hitting the big topics head-on and these are topics you need to think about as you are planning to talk with your kids about relationships and more. Cleck out the links below.
FAMILY CONFLICT - UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES
Conflict in the home and with your teen can bump you off coarse and into dangerous territory.
Click the link below for help navigating communication and conflict with your teen.
THE WHOLE SEX TALK - BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, BE HONEST
Talking to our kids about sex is...let's just say "interesting". The Whole Sex Talk is an online Video Series to help guide parents through the process of addressing the "whole" story with their kids.
Click Videos - 6 Sessions
WHAT'S GOING ON IN THAT BRAIN?
Ever wonder why your pre-teen or teen seem to have lost their minds?
You are on to something.
Check out the link below for The Center for Relationship Education where you will find a great article on your teens brain and more helpful resources.
IS OUR TEEN PREGNANT? WHAT NEXT?
That moment when you find out that you teen is pregnant, your heart stops. Words cannot describe the mixture of emotions and thoughts that can dominate our minds; sadness, disappointment, fear, pain, empathy, anger...
Step 1 Get the Facts - LIFEBRIDGE can offer a free and confidential pregnancy test and options counseling, in addition a referral for a free ultrasound and medical services.
Step 2 Don't Blow Up - Your teen needs you now to help guide them through the consequences of their choices. LIFEBRIDGE can also offer you help in these conversations and navigating the situations and circumstances that will arise.
UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION IN YOUTH
Depression and anxiety not affect us as adults, it is prevalent in our teens. The stress of navigating life becomes impossible.
Visit the link below to help start understanding depression and where how to help.
PARENTING - COACHING - FRIENDS
Don't go it alone. As parents we need encouragement and support but may not know where to find it. Click the link below for a series of parenting videos and articles geared to helping you find direction and balance in your parenting. From elementary to teens, single parenting to blended families, you will find some great answers and thoughts to challenge your parenting style.
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