Alien Youth Parent Resources


MONTHLY UPDATE -
HELP, MY TEEN IS PULLING AWAY!


Winter can't make up its mind! One day you're up to your knees in snow and the next you're walking in sandals in February. It seems like Ohio's weather is always in transition but so is your teen. A lot of parents have the same concern, "Help, my child is pulling away..." While there are definitely serious moments and concerns, more often it is a natural part of the development of your child into young adulthood. 


Here is a helpful short video guide to this normal transitional season in  your teen's life. While this is all part of the natural growing up experience, it can be difficult. Check out this video:


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Each Rite of Passage provides two videos for you as a parent to watch. The first video is the "why" video. It explains why you should walk through the Rite of Passage. The other video is the "how to" video providing you with a step-by-step guide in how to set up these Rites of Passage. Here's a description of the associated documents:


  • The Kickstarter is the biblical background for each Rite of Passage
  • The Parent Guide is an extension of the "how to" video
  • The Developmental Guide helps you know what's going on physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually with your teenager

    6th Grade rite of passage

    Kickstarter - Snapshots of wonder

    parent guide

    developmental guide - what's going on

    discussion cards


    Preparation for Adolescence

    You will spend five nights together discussing the changes that will happen in your teenager's body, mind and soul over the next few years.

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    7th Grade Rite of passage

    Kickstarter - Blessing them to take ownership

    Parent Guide

    Developmental Guide - What's going on

    Blessings Worksheet


    The Blessing

    Gather friends and family to honor your 7th grader and help them understand their transition our of childhood into adulthood.

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    8th grade rite of passage

    Kickstart - God's best in relationships

    parent guide

    developmental guide - what going on

    questions and answers guide


    The Purity Weekend

    Get away with your 8th grader for a weekend and share with them your dreams for them in the area of sexual purity.

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    9th grade rite of passage

    Kickstarter - License to drive

    Parent guide

    Developmental guide - What's going on

    Driving contract

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    Driving Contract

    In preparation for their driver's license, you will work with them on the idea that they will be getting more than the keys to the car; they will be getting your trust.

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    Money Matters

    Spend an evening investing in your teenager by helping them understand God's plan for handling money.

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    Family Tree

    Give your teenager an understanding of who they are by teaching them where they came from.

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    12th grade rite of passage

    kickstarter - knowing whom i am and whose i am

    parent guide

    Developmental guide - what's going on

    Child of the king


    Manhood/Womanhood Ceremony

    Unleash your teenager into adulthood with a biblical understanding of who they are as a man or woman of God.

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