Parents

Parent Resources

AM Students is partnering with Ministry to Parents to provide monthly resources and encouragement for parents of teens.

 

February Parent Resource: Friendship Drama

Dear Parents,

Today, we are going to continue discussing this topic of Friendship Drama. Just as when you were a teenager, kids today experience the pain of drama in friendships. However, one KEY difference is that teens can no longer leave friendship drama at school. With the Internet and social media, no one is untouchable. Teens are unguarded with their words; there is no hiding. The drama is very real, it is public, it is intense and it is far-reaching…right into your own home. Proverbs provides great truth that you can teach your teenager to help them navigate teenager drama.

Proverbs 13:20 says: Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

This simple verse written by King David communicates great wisdom for today’s teen: You become like those who you hang around.

When talking with your teen about hurts that arise because of friendship drama, communicate this important truth: hanging out with folks who constantly cause trouble will result in more trouble. Encourage your teen this week to be very picky about whom they allow into their closest circle. This does not mean to ignore everyone else that doesn’t pass this “wisdom test” that David wrote about.

It means reserving their closest friendships for wise and like-minded people.

And ultimately, it means reserving that “best friend” spot for the One who is “closer than a brother” (Prov. 18:24)

Only Jesus offers true, pure friendship without drama!

Note: If you wish to check out the video for the month, you watch it above.

Can’t wait to see you on March 3rd at our Parent Event,

AMS Student Ministry Staff (via Ministry to Parents)

Parent Events

The Alpharetta Methodist Students team believes that not only are we here for students, but for their parents as well. We know the challenges of parenting middle and high school students and
understand that sometimes you feel unequipped. That’s why we will host an event twice a
year to better help equip parents for the difficult and joyous job of parenting. At each event we
will bring all parents together for a meal, a few songs, and have an expert guide our discussion on
parenting.

  • Parent events will be held Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

If you have questions, contact Student Ministry Director Lucas Pruett.