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Cell Phone Contract Suggestion: We believe every parent should have a cell phone contract with their child. Here you can download a template to use in creating an agreement about cell phone rules that both you and your child sign and abide by.

Home Alone Contract: When your child stays at home alone, he or she needs to know your expectations for behavior and how to act safely in different situations. Download this contract and adapt it for you and your child.

What is Success in Parenting? Incredible article on how parents can truly be successful at this God-given responsibility.

Online Resources

Awake to Life: a Web community developed by international communicator and author Brian Housman. It is a great tool to keep up to date with teen culture and parent helps.

Plugged In Online: a website devoted to bringing a Christian perspective to popular movies, tv shows, video games, and music. Hosted by Focus on the Family.

Center for Youth and Parent Understanding: an organization bent on helping bridge the culture gaps between parents and their children.

Screen It: a great tool for movie reviews. Search movies in theaters and rental stores to find out, in great detail, what's in them.

Homeword: A great site for helping your family grow closer together.

Book Resources

A Strong Willed Child: Birth Through Adolescence, Dr. James Dobson, Tyndale House

A Tribe Apart, Patricia Hersch, Ballentine Books Inc.

Adolescence Isn't Terminal, Dr. Kevin Leman, Tyndale House

Bringing Up Boys, Dr. James Dobson, Tyndale House

Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline, Lisa Welchel, Tyndale House

Engaging Your Teen's World, Brian Housman, Brazos Press

Family Building: The Five Fundamentals of Effective Parenting, John Rosemond, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Generation Hope, Mark Matlock, Baxter Press

Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, W Publishing Group

Growing Strong Daughters, Lisa Graham McMinn, Baker Books

Parenting with Kingdom Purpose, Richard Ross, Broadman & Holman

Queen Bees and Wannabes, Rosiland Wiseman, Three Rivers Press

Raising a Modern Day Knight, Robert Lewis, Tyndale House

Real Boy: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood, Dr. William Pollack, Henry Holt & Co.

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, Dr. Mary Pipher, Ballentine Books

The Smart Stepfamily, Dr. Ron Deal, Bethany House

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