Resources for Parents
Being a parent is one of the greatest joys of life. And it is also one of the hardest and most difficult things you can do. Parenting is an endless series of questions: What kind of life do I want for my child? Whose voice do I want him to listen to? How do I talk to her about ______ (death, sex, money…)?
One of the most valuable things about a faith community is that you do not have to struggle with these questions alone. Not only do we have the wisdom of those who have been parents before us but we have our shared wisdom as well. This web page is intended to be a resource for parents; a place to find information about issues of faith and more.
Read the Episcopal Church’s Childen’s Charter.
- Worshiping with Children
- Children & Lent
- Teaching your child about worship.
- How to Talk to Your Kids about God.
Teens and Youth
- Parents of Teens: Learn about Internet safety; get resources on alcohol and drug prevention; search for colleges; and more.
- Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
- Youth Ministry: Diocese of Pennsylvania
Coming of Age
An article about Coming of Age from the Council for Relationships.
Crisis, Tragedy and Death
- How Not to Talk With Children About the Newtown Shooting
- How to deliver Psychological First Aid to children and adults in the aftermath of Trauma, a manual
- Ministering to Children in a Time of Crisis.
- Talking to children about tragedy.
- Answers to a child’s questions about death.
- Death and grief in different developmental stages.
- Talking with children about euthanizing a pet.
- Prayers upon the death of a pet.
- When a pet dies by Jean Fitzpatrick