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.


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

Mid-Columbia Parenting

Catholic Family & Child Services


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:


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