We believe that a teenager’s parent/guardian is the most important influence in their life and so want to do our best to encourage them.

PARENTING TEENS SERIES // Professional practitioners presenting a talk on real-world parenting skills and conversations about teen realities.

PARENTING TEENS COURSE // A video and conversation-style course facilitated by seasoned parents for parents.

PARENTING TEENS CLASS // A community of parents getting together with other parents and conversing about a weekly topic from real-world parenting teens issues.

PARENTS DROP IN // As parents pick up students between 9:30-9:55pm on Friday nights, they are invited to “drop in” for a couple minutes!

NEWSLETTER // Email youth@bloomingdalechurch.org to be added to our monthly newsletter.

The Presence of Parents

If you are the parent or mentor of a teenager, I am sure you realize the importance of being present in their life. This is not always an easy endeavor because teens want you around, while at other times they really just want some space.  It is not the ‘Electric...

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Parenting Teens Series – Fall 2015 Offerings

We believe that a teenager’s parent/guardian is the most important influence in their life and therefore want to do our best to serve and encourage them both. The Parenting Teen Series – Parenting skills presented by professional practitioners. “Talking to Teens...

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Reconsidering Social Media

When I was in high school, our options for social media were  slim – AOL Instant Messenger and MySpace.  No Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or social gaming.  Facebook was “invented” while I was still in college.  During my ten years as a youth pastor,...

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Making College Affordable: Parenting Teens Series

Did you know that a college student may be able to receive as much as $9,730 ($14,450 if you attend a college in Illinois) in federal and state grants? This is one of the many “pay-offs” for working ahead of time to make college more affordable. At our...

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The Parenting Teens Course: Winter 2015

Sign Up We are the main influence on our teenagers’ future. Discovering that we are not alone in the challenges we face, and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. This winter, we are offering a free video and conversation-style...

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