Parent Resources

Being a parent is one of the greatest joys of life. And it is also one of the hardest and most difficult things you can do. Parenting is an endless series of questions: What kind of life do I want for my child? Whose voice do I want him to listen to? How do I talk to her about ______ (death, sex, money...)? One of the most valuable things about a faith community is that you do not have to struggle with these questions alone. Not only do we have the wisdom of those who have been parents before us but we have our shared wisdom as well. In addition to St. Peter's Parents of Infants and Toddlers, Parenting Café, Church School and the Journey to Adulthood program for youth, this web page is intended to be another resource for parents; a place to find information about issues of faith and more. You can also find links to other websites that may be useful, for example to our church school program Akaloo’s website, as well as a blog for you to share your wisdom with each other.

The Episcopal Church's Childen's Charter.

Church School

Akaloo—from the Greek word meaning “to follow”. Click this link to get to St. Peter’s Akaloo website and to find access to our church school lessons, games, puzzles, videos and a lot more. This website is for parents, teachers and children. It does require that you register and choose a username/password then get approval by the site administrator, but I promise you will be approved!

Worship

Worshiping with Children

Children & Lent

Teaching your child about worship.

How to Talk to Your Kids about God.

Coming of Age

An article about Coming of Age from the Council for Relationships.

Crisis, Tragedy and Death

How Not to Talk With Children About the Newtown Shooting

How to deliver Psychological First Aid to children and adults in the aftermath of Trauma, a manual

Ministering to Children in a Time of Crisis.

Talking to children about tragedy.

Answers to a child's questions about death.

Death and grief in different developmental stages.

Talking with children about euthanizing a pet.

Prayers upon the death of a pet.

When a pet dies by Jean Fitzpatrick

Bullying

Helping kids deal with bullies

For Families with Children with Cancer

Resources for families of children with cancer from CHOP

Welcoming the Child with Cancer Back to School