Resources for Parents
Faith Formation for Parents
Parenting Circle: “Ready or Not”
The Social Dilemma Discussion Guide
Mark Yaconneli – The Hearth Community – Storytelling
Praying in Color – Blog
See the reading list below for tons of books to dive into, all recommended by Allison Billings and Rev. Michelle Thomas-Bush.
Adaptive Parenting Videos
Handling Your Kids’ Hardest Questions
In a Crisis
Pastoral Care at MPPC
24-hour phone: (704) 927-1251
TalkSpace | Betterhelp – Online counseling that accepts most health insurance plans
Teencounseling.com – Discuss your teen’s issue or situation with a therapist, then connect your teen and therapist through the app. Counseling is confidential but the therapist will alert you if an intervention is required.
Psychology Today: Therapist Finder – An extensive database of counselors in Charlotte with photos, profiles, and specialties.
E-Counseling Directory – A database of counselors offering teletherapy and online counseling.
Suggested Counselor List from Allison and Michelle:
- Candice Bazemore: 704-365-7777 ext. 308
- Paula Cherry: 704-364-4333 ext. 104
- Robin Fine: 704-364-4333 ext. 116
- Leah Marone: 704-641-4375
- Anne Payne: 704-869-2284
- Warren Steinmuller: 704-376-7654 (family therapy)
- Kathryn Sain: 704-763-1430
- Ryan Wishart: 704-816-0667
- Ian Murry: 704-552-0116
Samaritan Center (Presbyterian Psychological Services) – Spiritually integrative therapy and pastoral care
Parenting Youth and Teens
Getting to Calm by Dr. Laura Kastner
Wise Minded Parenting by Dr. Laura Kastner
Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Kara Powell
The Spiritual Child by Lisa Miller
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth – A great read on how to help children succeed and how to apply these lessons to ourselves.
Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey
How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Parenting Forward by Cindy Wang Brandt
Faith Formation at Home
Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home by Traci Smith – Ideas for how to practice faith at home through simple traditions, ceremonies and spiritual practices.
Faith at Home by Wendy Claire Barrie – Overview of useful tools for practicing faith at home. From an Episcopal Lens, but not limited to Episcopal Experience.
Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family by Kara Powell – Practical ideas for faith at home.
Faith Formation in a Secular Age Andrew Root – A helpful take on the current culture and climate for youth and young adults in the church, and practical thoughts on reaching youth.
I Wonder, Engaging a Child’s Curiosity About the Bible by Elizabeth Caldwell – A thoughtful guide for helping children engage the Bible.
Together We Pray by J. Bradley Wigger – A family prayer book with many useful prayers.
Sabbath in the Suburbs by MaryAnn McKibben Dana – Thoughts about keeping the sabbath as a family.
New Zealand Prayer Book – Beautifully written prayers and liturgies, contains some family litanies as well.
Devotions by Mary Oliver – Lovely book of poems that can be read around the table or at other times in a family’s day.