A note about this section: Most of these resources are not specifically Christian; however, they contain valuable information that will be both helpful and thought-provoking.

Articles on Rooted

Advocating for Your Child: Advice for Would-be Helicopter Parents by Tracey Rector


Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel- An excellent book on teen development; helpful both for youth minister and for parents.

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James and David Thomas.

The authors cover the various stage of life (from 2-22 years old) boys will experience with descriptions of what to expect physically, mentally and emotionally. Practical tips are included for each stage, as well as specific information about “hot topics” such as ADHD, sex and discipline.

How to Raise An Adult: Break Free From the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims. An excellent, thought-provoking exploration of the ramifications of helicopter parenting from a former Stanford dean (and parent).

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