Parenting Resources

Parenting is arguably the most difficult job on the planet. IYM wants to do all we can to support the parents in our community and encourage them to continue to influence their kids. The times have changed, but kids in most ways are still kids. Their needs are like yours and mine – love, belonging, relationships, values, and purpose. Don’t be afraid to be present, listen, share, encourage, discipline, and guide.

Here are a list of resources we suggest as tools to encourage you, help you become an even better parent, or address key issues in your kids’ lives.


Agencies

We work with other agencies that also offer parenting resources. Please consider contacting them if you need additional help.

Mid-Columbia Parenting
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Catholic Family & Child Services
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Churches

IYM works with more than 35 churches in the greater Tri-Cities area. We consider them great resources for individuals and families. Here is a list of the churches that financially support us. Take a look at their website for more information:


Books

book-5lovelanguagesThe 5 Love Languages of a Teenager
– Gary Chapman


book-breakthrough-parentingBreakthrough Parenting
– John C. Maxwell


book-supid-parentsStupid Parents
– Hayley DiMarco


book-love-and-logicParenting with Love & Logic
– Cline & Fay


book-boysadriftBoys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
– Leonard Sax


book-raisingbullyproofkidsRaising Bully-Proof Kids
– Paul Coughlin


book-boundariesBoundaries in Dating
– Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend


book-everyyoungmansbattleEvery Young Man’s Battle
– Arterbum, Stoeker, Yorkey


book-survivingmiddleschoolSurviving Middle School
– Rick Bundschuh (for kids)


40 Assets Checklist for Parents