Parent Resources

We want to equip, empower, and engage families to be the best they can be. 

Parenting with Faith and Courage

The first Thursday of October, November and December, join us online through Zoom from 8:00 - 9:00 PM as we gather to discuss different parenting topics. 

October 1:  Join our panel discussion with Carol Rose from Red Oak Recovery and Margaret Larrea from the Dilworth Center, as we talk about the award-winning film Screenagers, which focuses on helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world and how it relates to your youth and children.

Separate registrations are required to receive the Zoom like for October 1, and to view the film. Screenagers will be available to stream beginning Thursday, September 24 through Wednesday, September 30 for those who register.

Register to view Screenagers

Register to join discussion Oct. 1

Below you will find articles, videos, and links to resources we find useful at Christ Church.

"Helping Children with Pandemic Grief", an article from the New York Times, can help you explain death to children of all ages.

The Child Mind Institute has resources for families during COVID-19 and beyond.

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress offers resources for parents in discussing Coronavirus with children.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America shares ways to talk to an anxious child or teen about Coronavirus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child from Kids Health provides ways to offer reliable information to your children.

This short clip on Youtube helps introduce the concept of self-care to younger children.

PBS produces parent pages that can be filtered by age for activities based on category filters.

Faith @ Home is a great resource for lectionary based readings and discussions for the whole family to engage in conversation about the Bible!

Sunday School Zone shares at-home Bible activities.

Are you wanting to start the conversation with your children about race? Begin by reading books written by African-American authors. Below are links to articles sharing book titles to read with children.

20 Black Children's Books by Black Authors

The Conscious Kid: Children's Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance

This list from Black Children's Book and Authors shares honors and awards presented to children’s authors and illustrators and where to find the books.