Raising faith-full children : a handbook for parents of early adolescents

Full Title
Raising faith-full children : a handbook for parents of early adolescents
Author
Donald Hoekstra
Abstract
This handbook is designed as a resource manual for parents of early adolescents, ages 11-14. It attempts to translate recent research findings about the development of early adolescents and their faith and religious development into an understandable and practical guide for parents of these early adolescents.

Chapter One discusses the significance of change in the life of both early adolescents and their mid-life parents. Implications for parent-child relationships are also drawn.

Chapter Two provides an overview of early adolescence and the transition from childhood to later adolescence.

Chapter Three explores early adolescent religion and its formation.

Chapter Four asks, "Why Christian religious concerns for early adolescents?", and proceeds to provide several succinct responses to how this focus on development unfolds.

Chapter Five provides an adolescent-parent strategy for faith formation around Christian baptism.

Chapter Six provides an adolescent-parent strategy for faith formation around Christian confirmtion.

Chapter Seven provides an adolescent-parent strategy for faith formation around Christian holy communion.

Chapter Eight provides an adolescent-parent strategy for faith formation around the Reformed Church in America creeds and confessions.

Chapter Nine provides an adolescent-parent strategy for faith formation around the ten commandments.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
George Brown Jr
Language
English
Date
1987
Number of Pages
79
Copyright Statement
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