Books and Articles
Sex + Faith: Talking with your child from Birth to Adolescence- Kate Ott
Voice Lessons for Parents: What to say, how to say it, and when to listen by Wendy Mogel
When Kids ask hard questions: faith-filled responses for tough topics edited by Bromleigh McCleneghen and Karen Ware Jackson
The Art of Screen Time: How your Famiy Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life by Anya Kamenetz
Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home - Traci Smith
Raising White Children:Bringing up children in a racially unjust America - Jennifer Harvey
99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children - Kathleen Bostrom
Home Grown: Handbook for Christian Parenting - Karen DeBoer
(Questions and "answers" format)
The Blessing of the Skinned Knee - Wendy Mogel
(Using Jewish teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children)
The Blessing of a B Minus - Wendy Mogel
(Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers)
The Secret of Happy Families - Bruce Feiler
(Improve your mornings, tell your family history, fight smarter, go out and play, and much more.)
Happy Families Tool Kit - Download here.
100 Things Every Child Should know before Confirmation - Rebecca Kirpatrick
I Wonder: Engaging a Child's Curiosity about the Bible - Elizabeth Caldwell.
Tips for talking with Children following Traumatic Events.
10 Children's Books to help talk about Prejudice
Bibliography of books - Challenging conversations about prejudice, diversity, and tolerance
Bibliography of books - 10 Children's books that help white kids understand what children of color are up against.
Children and Grief
Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One – William C. Kroen
Helping Children Grieve – Theresa Huntley
Lost and Found: A Kid’s Book for Living Through Loss – Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman
Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope when a special person dies – Janis Silverman
35 Ways to help a Grieving Child – The Dougy Center
Good Grief – Granger Westerg (a classic for adults)
Guiding your child through Grief – Mary Ann Emswiler and James Emswiler
Good Grief for Kids – Katherine Dorn Zotovich (a journal)
Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young children – (There is a book and a coloring book by the same name)
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to understanding Death – Laurie Brown and Marc Brown
The Tenth Good Thing about Barney – Judith Viorst
When your Grandparent Dies: A Child’s Guide to Good Grief – Victoria Ryan
Emily Lost someone She loved by Kathleen Fucci
New Articles of Interest/Posts
Raising Kids With Religion or Spirituality May Protect Their Mental Health - Click Here
Teaching Children Gratitude - Heather Ann Johnson. Click Here.
New Discoveries about young children's faith formation - Click Here
Fake News and Media Literacy - Click Here
Count the Alleluias - Worshiping with Children on Easter - Leslie Swaim Fox Click Here
Protecting Children from the Violence of the Cross - Traci Smith
How to raise kinder, less entitled kids (according to science) - Karlen Weese
How to ween a screen Habit in Children - Meghan Owenz
Faith Sprouts Blog - Linnae Peterson
(and other parent resources)
Trauma, Disasters, and Kids
Prejudice - Bibliography of books
Let the Kids learn through play - David Kohn.
Reasons to eat together - Michelle Bush Thomas Click Here.
Praying Before Meals at Home by Gary Taylor of Build Faith. Click here.
Vulnerability and the Super Parent Complex by Andrew Gale of Practicing Families. Click Here.
Holy Week, The Cross, and Children by Build Faith. Click Here.
Three Steps to FAMILYING in the Church - Nancy Going. Click Here.
That They May Know and Believe (that I Believe) - by Presbyterian Pastor John. Click Here.
The Grateful Child - by Martine Oglethorpe. Click Here
The Overprotected Kid - by Hannah Rosin. Click Here
A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma - Catherine Woodiwiss | God's Politics Blog | Sojourners. Click Here.
How to Teach Kids to be Grateful: Give them Less - Jen Choi Click Here.
All Work and No Play
How Music Changes our Brains
Reaching my Autistic Son Through Disney
The Mind of A Child with Autism
Parenting as a Gen-Xer - by Allison Tate
How Good Parents miss child sexual abuse and 5 questions to change that. Click Here. by Lauren's Kids
Clapping Games - Why teach to your children by Miss Jamie. Click Here.
Worship as Soccer. Click Here. How do you explain Worship to kids.
Cultivating Ordinary Time - by Giles Hopkins. Click Here.
Doing Theology - the creation story - by Lowry Manders. Click Here.
Why-children-need-to-get-to-church-on-Christmas Eve by Carolyn Brown. Click Here.
The Play Deficit - Peter Gray Click Here.
Having "The Talk about Santa" by Mary Ann McKibben Dana. Click Here.
Bread, Not Stones - This blog includes many great entries for parents worshiping with children as well as other resources for parents bringing children up in the faith.
Practicing Families - This website includes blog entries and suggestions by families of all kinds from various faith traditions who "practice" as families.
Building Faith - This website includes many great articles and resources for parents and educators.