Atypical Parent Email - Grow Youth & Kids Ministry Curriculum

Hey moms, step-moms, grandmas, sisters, and mom-figures. Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for the way you love, influence, and mother the teenagers in your life. We love you!

Here are a few things coming up in our ministry . . .

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PARENT EVENTS
This month, we’re hosting two events for teenagers and the parents (or parent figures) who love them. We’d love to see you and your kids there!

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: NEON NIGHT
We’ve got  a night of fun, games, and food to kick off the summer — and they all glow in the dark! Get the details on our website!

ATYPICAL: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON FAMILY

SERIES OVERVIEW:

No family is perfect — not even the ones that seem “normal” on the outside. No one truly has a “normal” family, and that’s okay! Sometimes it’s the most not-normal families that God uses to make the most not-normal difference in the world. In this 4-week series, we’ll look at four imperfect and “atypical” families from Scripture. We’ll discover that not-so-typical families are often used by God because not-so-typical families pray for each other, have tough conversations, and forgive each other.

Ah, the teenage years! They are always such a joy, right? Every second, better than the last! Kidding, of course. We know teenagers can be a handful occasionally. So next time you find yourself in a screaming match with your teenager, here are a few tips to get through it: be calm, be a listener, be respectful, be clear, and be real.

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Parent Tip Video #10 from your Parents section.

If you’re raising a teenage girl, you’re going to want to check out the book Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.This is the latest book from an expert, Lisa Damour, Ph.D.!

We know you’re learning a lot about parenting a teenager, so we’d love to learn alongside you. What’s one thing you’ve learned this year that ever parent of a teenager should know? Hit Reply and share your wisdom!