Youth Group Resources: Youth sports can get out of control. Unfortunately, it’s usually the parents in the stands who cause trouble. With the spring sports season upon us, here is a story of a parent taking things a little too far.
While most students spend their entire academic careers focused on the letters A, B, C, D or F, many schools are considering using a similar system to help parents see the importance of being involved in their children’s education.
Youth Group Resources: There’s an interesting case pending that could change the definition of responsibility when it comes to juveniles committing crimes, and the parents who drop the ball.
Youth Lessons: Going back to the days of one room school houses, parents would not have batted an eye if their child received hand slaps with a ruler or was spanked with a wooden paddle by the teacher.
All Steve knew was that he was adopted from an orphanage in Honolulu, Hawaii when he was just 4 years old. Beyond those few details, he has spent his entire life wondering where he came from and longing to know the identity of his birth mother.
Youth Group: One family’s worst fears came to pass: their 25-year-old daughter committed suicide in their home, taking the precious life that they had brought into the world so many years before.
Youth Ministry: In a perfect world, children would grow up in a home with parents who love them and show them overflowing nurture that studies show has a direct effect on success in life. But as we all know, the world isn’t perfect and many struggle from birth.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Sometimes the fans are parents who forget that it’s just a game, such was the case with one father, disappointed and angry at his son over a loss which lead to him attacking and punching his son in the face.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Sometimes teenagers are forced to deal with very adult decisions. And sometimes teenagers are forced to deal with situations that stem even beyond adulthood and require a deeper level of maturity.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Times are tough. There just isn’t enough money to go around. Money doesn’t grow on trees you know…chances are every teenager has heard either the identical phrase or something similar spoken (or yelled) from their parent’s mouth.
Youth Lessons: Here is one to ask your students: If you received bad grades, how would your parents discipline you? Would you be grounded? Lose privileges?… Would you be forced to stand at an intersection showing your bad grades?