Family Life Helps Guide You through Sensitive Topics with Your Teens (Giveaway)

Back when I had a baby and a toddler, I rarely thought about the future. I was too busy with the feedings, diaper changings, and temper tantrums to worry about the next stage. But toddlers become preschoolers. That little elementary schooler will transform in to a tween seemingly overnight. And then your preteen becomes a teen. There’s no stopping these changes, is there? The only thing you can do is prepare.

Family Life has created a complete guide to help you prepare for parenting older children by guiding you through the most important conversations you will have with your child, including how to protect adolescence.

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The guide — Passport2Purity — is a roadmap that gives you the tools to plan a time where you can bond with your child over God’s plan for their purity. Talk about what is bothering them. Talk to your child about how you want them to act with their peers. Go over tricky situations with dating, intimacy, or sex. The creators of Passport2Purity — Dennis and Barbara Rainey — want to help you protect your preteen‘s innocence from a world where sexting, bullying, online stalking, and moral defiance are prevalent.

The Raineys suggest that Mom take her daughter away for a weekend and that Dad take his son. After the Passport2Purity weekend, Mom can talk to her son and Dad can have a conversation with his daughter about what they talked about. Passport2Purity is an important parenting resource.

Family Life’s Passport2Purity Getaway Kit includes:

  • A set of 8 CDs covering topics including: Beginning the Journey (for parents only); Running with the Herd; Ready for an Upgrade for Girls and for Boys; Destination/Le Pure; Crossing the Date Line, and more.
  • A guide for parents for structuring and planning the Passport2Purity weekend.
  • A fill-in-the-blank Travel Journal that guides preteens through the P2P weekend.

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The Passport2Purity Getaway Kit retails for $29.99 on the FamilyLife site. The Passport2Purity Project Kit is available for $17.99. The P2P Project Kit includes materials to use during your weekend with your tween, including a timer, latex balloons, glue, markers, jigsaw puzzles, play dough, construction paper, and more. In addition to the P2P materials, you can also purchase the following books:

  • Aggressive Girls, Clueless Boys: 7 Conversations You Must Have — $7.99
  • Interviewing Your Daughter’s Date: 30 Minute Man-to-Man — $7.99
  • Parenting Today’s Adolescent — $10.99

I listened to the Parent Only CD from the Passport2Purity kit in preparation for writing this review. I found the first P2P CD to be easy to listen to. The voiceover was authoritative, but not preachy. The narrator led me through the Passport2Purity weekend and prepared me to guide my children. The music used to transition from topic to topic was calming, but reassuring at the same time. The pacing was good…just the right mix of useful information as well as Bible verses and anecdotes.

As I listened, I found myself picking up on phrases and statements that I will use as I start my dialog with my teens. As the Passport2Purity Tour Guide book states time spent with your child is an “invaluable” and “concentrated time of memories and conversations” that can last a lifetime. As you work through the P2P guide with your child, she will hear that you value her and your relationship with her enough to tell her truth.

Win these parenting guides from Family Life.

Two lucky readers of 5 Minutes for Mom will have a chance to experience the Passport2Purity Kit with their preteen. Family Life is offering two prizes with a retail value of over $50 to two readers:

  • Passport2Purity Getaway Kits 
  • Aggressive Girls, Clueless Boys
  • Interviewing Your Daughter’s Date

Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post. I was sent the Passport2Purity Getaway Kit, and two books. The views expressed in this post are my own. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.

Comments

  1. Robert Pyszk says

    It is important to have trust with your kids. When you say NO it means no and do not give in. They will know that you mean business and respect your words even more.

  2. says

    I used this with our oldest daughter last summer and LOVED how easy and well done it was. I plan to use it with our other two daughters as well!

  3. says

    The best parenting advice I ever received was to be quick to admit my faults and quick to ask forgiveness when I mess up. My kids know I am far from perfect!

  4. says

    It’s so exciting to know that a product like this is on the market. I have a toddler and one on the way. Even with them being that young, I think/worry about the teen years. You know what they say, “Don’t despair. Prepare.”

  5. says

    Hi, I really liked your article. As someone who has raised two children to adulthood I have made my own mistakes. I could have used this info around the house a few years ago.

  6. says

    Wow! This is a very unique product! My bigger son is only 4-year-old, but I’ll order it, because it’s never too early to begin!

  7. Dorothy says

    I can’t remember any parenting advice that stands out as the best, except the wonderful examples I’ve had from friends and relatives. This program is so needed in this day and age. I want it for my pre-teen granddaughter.

  8. Stephanie Hungerford says

    It is important to start building a strong relationship with your children when they are young. If your relationship is strong and friendly from the time they are young when they become teens it will be easier to help them make the right choices. My mom always said you have to parent every child differently, and choose your battle wisely

  9. Ariel Grace says

    Listen to what they have to say before reacting!! And let them know that they can count on you no matter what the consequences! Choose your battles!! Prayer…it will always help you through anything!

  10. Wendy says

    Best advice I ever heard – listen intently to all the silly and non-meaning stuff your kids babble about when they are little because when they are teens, they will still talk to you. I have one grown and two teens and they all talk to me about most everything all the time!

  11. LaTisha Taylor says

    The best advice I have ever heard is treasure every moment even when they are driving you nuts stop and think about 10 years from that moment you would give anything to have it back!

  12. Angela Neynaber says

    In the book “Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter” the auther talkes about how we need to educate our children how wrong society is in its view on sexuality. With three daughters this advice will help me raise my daughters to value more than just looks.

  13. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    The best advice i got when raising kids would be to allow them to make mistakes but be there for them afterwards.

  14. Ericka says

    My best advice for parenting would be to always be open and honest and talk with them often.
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  15. brenda Elsner says

    Check out the places where your kids want to hang out. I also don’t let my kids go to a friends house until after I have met the friend and the parents. I won’t let them go anywhere that I feel they aren’t safe. I also remind them that when they are out, they can always call me no matter what if they need me.

  16. Michelle H. says

    My parents taught me that it is important to listen to your kids. That doesn’t mean that they are always right. But, open communication is so important and it fosters a good relationship as they grow up.

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