Alien Youth Parent Resources


MONTHLY UPDATE - CHOOSING WISELY


What exactly constitutes a wise choice? I would like to think I make wise choices consistently, but the truth of the matter is I don't. Many time I have smacked myself in the forehead and said 'if only I hadn't...' or 'I wish I had...' So if it is hard for us as adults to make wise choices, how much harder is it for your teenagers to do the same? So much of who they are at this point is governed by emotions. And we know emotions are not very helpful in making wise choices, at all!


Choices are and will always be a part of most aspects of our daily lives. How do we help your teens learn how to make those choices count? I would like to encourage you to watch the following video that deals with our teens and their choices. Maybe it will give you a different perspective.


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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.

    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.

    9th grade rite of passage

    Kickstarter - License to drive

    Parent guide

    Developmental guide - What's going on

    Driving contract

    car maintenance


    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.

    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.