Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend
Talking about issues like smartphones, eating disorders, Snapchat, video games, and sexting with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn't have to be! We created these PDFs to help you understand the things your teens face, how to have conversations about them, and how to biblically disciple your teens into lifelong faith through it all. 
Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend
Talking about issues like smartphones, eating disorders, Snapchat, video games, and sexting with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn't have to be! We created these guides to help you understand the things your teens face, how to have conversations about them, and how to biblically disciple your teens into lifelong faith through it all. 
Can't find the topic you're looking for? Let us know what topic you'd like us write about next. If/when we make it, we'll email you to let you know it's available!
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 Smartphones Bundle
New! Teens & Alcohol
 Smartphones Bundle
3 Guides for the price of 2!
Guides in this bundle:
- Smartphones
- Android
- iOS
(see detailed descriptions of each below)
Bundle purchasers save 33% over individual guides.
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$11.97 $7.98
3 Guides for the price of 2!
Bundle purchasers save 33% over individual guides.
Guides in this bundle:
- Smartphones
- Android
- iOS
(see detailed descriptions of each below)
NOTE: Do NOT purchase the Guide to Smartphones or Android or iOS individually below if purchasing this bundle!
Still undecided? Table of Contents
$11.97 $7.98
Partying and drinking can be huge temptations for teens, especially if their friends, shows, songs, influencers, celebs, and video games all portray it as a desirable and fulfilling. So how can we impart a biblical understanding of and relationship to alcohol to our kids? And what do we do if we find out they're addicted?

Length: 13 pages
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$3.99
Featured Guide
 New! Teens & Alcohol
Partying and drinking can be huge temptations for teens, especially if their friends, shows, songs, influencers, celebs, and video games all portray it as a desirable and fulfilling. So how can we impart a biblical understanding of and relationship to alcohol to our kids? And what do we do if we find out they're addicted?

Length: 13 pages
Still undecided? Table of Contents
$3.99 
Individual Guides
New! 
Internet Filtering
Delving into the world of Internet filters & monitors can be overwhelming, which is why we've got your back! We looked at 23 different options, weighing their pros and cons to offer some recommendations. No matter the age of your kids, you'll want to check out this guide before making any final decisions!
Length: 14 pages
$3.99
New! 
YouTube
If you've ever wondered how teens can spend hours upon hours watching random videos on YouTube, you're not alone! At only 13 years old, YouTube is a phenomenon that has bypassed many of us adults to win over Gen Z. As the social network they "can't live without," we need to know all about it so we can help them think about it biblically.
Length: 9 pages
$3.99
Amino Apps
Amino, though not well known in the adult world, is highly popular with teens and pre-teens. How does it work? Is it safe? What are its dangers? Why are teens drawn to it? Should we let our kids use it? Packed with screenshots, this Guide will help you understand Amino in order to have good conversations with your kids about it.

Length: 13 pages
$3.99
Vaping/
Juuling
New stats show that teens are starting to vape (i.e. use e-cigarettes) at a high rate, despite the lack of research into its risks and harms. This Guide looks into what vaping is, what can be vaped, how it can be concealed, how risky it is, how easily minors can access it, and more.

Length: 8 pages
$3.99
Musical.ly
What in the world is Musical.ly? Why is it spelled that way? Why are teens and tweens obsessed with it? What should concern me about it? Should I let my kids use it? If you've ever had any of these questions about the social media app for Gen Z, this Guide is for you. Get a crash course in the app and how to disciple your kids around it.
 
Length: 9 pages
$3.99
Doubting Teen
Doubts can be alarming, but they don't have to be! Packed full of resources, this Guide encourages you to let the conversations flow as you join your teens in  their search for truth in the midst of a culture that preaches "tolerance" as king. 

Length: 12 pages
$3.99
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Teens & Opioids
Opioids and prescription drugs, though legal, are not always safe. And while teen opioid use is declining (yay!), teen overdose-related deaths are increasing. This guide will help you understand opioids, their risks, conversations to have, and preventative steps to take within your home. 
Length: 9 pages
$3.99
Updated!
Snapchat
Updated: Feb. 2018
Why are teens so obsessed with Snapchat?! And what do they even do on it? This guide will help you better understand the app itself, why it's appealing, and how to have conversations about it with your teens.

Length: 6 pages
$3.99
Smartphones
Smart-phones
Good news! It is possible to use smartphones well and to keep them from becoming our kids' entire world, even if they've already had phones for awhile. This guide offers a theology of technology, tips for preparing kids for the first phone, and much more.
Length: 9 pages
$3.99
iOS
Wondering how to implement parental controls on an Apple device? Or what to do if your teen keeps finding ways around them? This guide is for you! With tons of helpful images, you will better understand these devices that are like second nature to teens.

Length: 8 pages
$3.99
Android
Wondering how to implement parental controls on an Android device? Or what to do if your teen keeps finding ways around them? This guide is for you! With tons of helpful images, you will better understand these devices that are like second nature to teens.
Length: 8 pages
$3.99
Instagram
As a must-have in every teen's arsenal of social media profiles, we need to understand Instagram's pros, cons, risks, and impacts. More importantly, we must converse with our teens about these topics in order to help them be healthy, loving followers of Christ, even in the digital world.

Length: 12 pages
$3.99
Twitch.tv
Twitch.tv has taken the gaming world by storm, making something known for its ability to isolate players into a more communal experience. But as with all social interactions, teens need to be discipled in how to use it with wisdom, discernment, kindness, and moderation

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Suicide/ 
Self-Harm Prevention
With rates of both on the rise, we can't afford to not talk with our children about these difficult topics. Learn what God says about both, how to initiate conversations, and how to get help.

Length: 10 pages
$3.99
Ready Player One
Movie out now! This best-selling novel and soon-to-be film appeals to gamers, sci-fi enthusiasts, and '80s kids alike, giving families a chance for common enjoyment and deep conversations. If your teens love RPO, this guide can help make sense of the good and the bad and offers lots of discussion questions.
Length: 8 pages
$3.99
Netflix
Netflix is here to stay, so how can we approach it with wisdom and discernment and teach our kids to do the same? This Guide offers practical advice and tips for enjoying the service without letting it take over.

Length: 6 pages
$3.99
Depression & Anxiety
Depression and anxiety are all too common, yet Christians have very little guidance as to how best to combine spiritual and medical treatment. This Guide offers that guidance so you can help your suffering teen.

Length: 11 pages
$3.99
Sexting
Why are teens sexting? What will happen if my teen sexts? How do I have an open and loving conversation with my teen about sexting and its dangers? All these questions and more are discussed in this guide.

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Antiheroes
Modern films, shows, video games, & books are filled with bad guys gone good, "heroes" who fight for justice in unconventional ways. As entertaining as they are, without wise adults to point teens toward true justice and heroism, an entire generation could grow up believing men in masks are our hope.

Length: 8 pages
$3.99
Updated! Teen Slang
Updated: Jan. 2018 
If you're struggling to keep up with what your teens are saying, this is a great resource to have! Understand what different words mean and how they're typically used.

Length: 4 pages
$3.99
Easter
Sometimes we do things so much, it can be easy to forget their significance. For us Christians, Holy Week & Easter can become one of those things. This year, allow this Guide to help you regain an appreciation and deep grasp of just how significant this time is, as well as help you communicate that in meaningful ways to your kids.
Length: 9 pages
$3.99 
Thanks-giving
As joyous as the holiday is supposed to be, it can also be stressful, painful, or pressure-filled. This Guide looks at the Thanksgiving heritage to help families experience true gratitude this year.

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Advent
Sometimes we forget to take time to reflect on how meaningful and beautiful the Christmas season is. This Guide offers a look into what Advent is, how to start new Advent traditions, and why it's so important for our understanding of all God has done for us. 
(Note: This is not a devotional.)

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Stranger Things
Stranger Things has undoubtedly made its mark on our culture! This Guide will help you understand the show's themes and, more importantly, how to start meaningful conversations with teens about its messages.

Length: 11 pages
$3.99
12 Days of Christmas
4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2--Wait! That's not what the 12 days are at all. Use this Guide to learn about the real 12 days of Christmas, why they matter, and how to begin more meaningful Christmas traditions.
(Note: This is not a devotional.)

Length: 12 pages
$3.99
New Year's Resolutions
"A new year, a new you!" shout all the ads. But we're all familiar with the reality: only 10% of people actually keep resolutions! So why should we even try? This Guide makes a case for using resolutions to teach teens about much more than success.

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Valentine's Day
The romance holiday can be a lot less exciting than movies and our daydreams make it out to be. But with our guidance on romance, relationships, sex, and true love, teens don't have to fall prey to the disappointment, pressure, or sadness. 

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Lent
Lent, when done well, can be a beautiful time of preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ's resurrection. But it's easy to get bogged down in our preconceptions of it. This guide will help you rewrite your family's story and habits this Lent season. 

Length: 9 pages
$3.99
Spring Break
How did Spring Break become what it is today? What pressure do teens and college students feel to join in? How do we talk to them about it? What's the correct response to the "Spring Break phenomenon"? What does it mean to actually take a break? All these questions and more are answered in this insightful guide. 
Length: 10 pages
$3.99
Netflix's Big Mouth
Possibly the most popular animated show on Netflix right now, and you can be sure it is educating your teens and their friends on puberty, sexuality, and what it means to become a teenager.

Length: 7 pages 
$3.99
Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are on the rise. We not only need to understand the culture around them, but also how to have conversations about them and where to go when our teens need help. This is a great starting point.

Length: 7 pages
$3.99
Dungeons & Dragons
Coming soon!
The Bible
Coming soon!
The Sex Talk
Coming soon!
Marijuana
Coming soon!
Minecraft
Coming soon!
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