The Source for Parents

Posted on: 11/8/10 8:32 AM | by Jonathan McKee

Okay… I’m getting excited… because our THE SOURCE FOR PARENTS page is almost completely finished.

Let me tell you a little about this fun little project… then I’d love your feedback.

Many of you have already popped over there and snuck a peek at the page recently. It’s been up and running… it’s just had an “under construction” banner up for the last couple months. Well, my web guys actually removed the construction banner this weekend. The page is almost complete. We’re just doing some finishing touches on our ASK THE SOURCE page where parents will be able to write questions and get answers from real parents.

For the last few years, parents have been beginning to take notice of our youth ministry page, reading our Youth Culture Window articles, my blog, and using resources like our Slang Dictionary. Youth pastors have been emailing me and telling me, “I send parents to your page all the time!” Our team finally got the idea– Why not a duplicate page, but just for parents!!!

I encourage you to take a peek at this new page. Not only does TheSource4Parents feature some of our THESOURCE FOR YOUTH MINISTRY favorites like the Youth Culture Window articles, our Slang Dictionary and my blog, but we’ve added some other resourceful items unique to parents. These include:

  • MUSIC DISCUSSIONS- these discussions are different than the ones on the 4YM page– these are written specifically for parents who want to use current music as a springboard for discussion with their kids.
  • PARENTING HELP- this page is a gold mine of articles to parents about parenting. I called up some friends in the parenting world and asked them to contribute. So Jim Burns, Wayne Rice, Al Menconi and more have written articles in this section– articles addressing real life parenting issues.
  • MOVIE REVIEW & QUICK Qs- This page not only provides movie reviews, but also supplies three “quick questions” at the end of the review that parents can use to dialogue with their kids about the movie they just saw.
  • PARENTING WORKSHOPS- I have been doing a bunch of parenting workshops across the country.

Take some and click around this page. I’d love to hear your input and thoughts before we officially launch it.

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4 Replies to “The Source for Parents”

  1. Love your content for us youth guys and expecting the same great content for parents. I’ve sent a lot of your content to my parents over the years. Thanks for doing this.

    One small thought: In listening to some guys from the Think Orange movement, I really agree with them that we have such a “stock family photo” mindset with how we talk and program and inform parents. I noticed that you have a bunch of “stock” photos on the main page, and it just made me think of some of that thinking from the Orange camp. Just some thoughts.

  2. Hi from Australia. I’ve been using your site for a while now as a resourse for our junior youth group and find it a great help. As a single mum of 2 teenagers I think what you have included in your parents page is just more of the same great resourses. I am looking forward to wading my way through the articles and will certianly recoment it o my parents for viewing. Keep up the great work it is hugely appreciated.

  3. Thanks Robyn. I’m excited about this too.

    I’m hoping that this is a place where you get some of the same great resources- but also a bunch of new ones. The parenting help section is a great new addition.

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