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Don’t stop parenting … grow your parenting.

Just because our kids are growing up doesn’t mean we give up. Growing With helps parents think of new relational challenges as opportunities for our own growth.

Discover three ground-breaking strategies to develop empathy, dive into tough discussions, work towards solutions, and take the next faithful step on a mutual journey of intentional growth that trusts God to transform you and your family.

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We sat down with some extraordinary parents to talk out about withing, faithing, and adulting in the teenage and young adult years. Here are two episodes we think you’ll enjoy.

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What others are saying about Growing With

“There is no joy or challenge or burden like that of parenthood. We’re drowning in information; we crave wisdom. Growing With has both. It is an outstanding book.”

John Ortberg, Senior pastor of Menlo Church; author of I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me

“As a dad of two teenagers, I couldn’t wait for this book! The mix of real research and real families makes it a valuable addition to any parent’s toolbox.”

Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Finish

“In Growing With, Kara and Steve approach the topic of parenting with sound biblical wisdom and valuable practical tools. As a mother of two, I will be applying these insights to my own parenting in these rapidly-changing times.”

Christine Caine, Bestselling author and founder of A21 and Propel Women

“What an incredible book! With one teenager and one twentysomething, we feel like Kara and Steve wrote it just for us—and we couldn’t be more grateful. Growing With is chock full of compelling, inspiring, and practical help. We’ll be recommending this book to every parent we know.”

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

“At a time when the generation gap feels wider and the parenting journey more confusing, Growing With offers a way forward through practical resources, thought-provoking questions, and real-life stories. This is a must-read guide for those wanting to grow and to see their children thrive.”

Tom Lin, President and CEO of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Practical resources for faith-filled families

As Fuller Youth Institute, we turn academic research into practical resources to help leaders and parents unlock the potential of today’s young people and unleash them to change the world.

Want to learn more? Here are a few of our favorite blog posts:

The only six words parents need to say to their kids about sports—or any performance

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Three reasons you shouldn’t call your teenager a tech addict (and five things you can do instead)

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Conversations between parents and teenagers

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What attracts and keeps students at your church

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Three words every young person wants to hear

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Five ways to kill warmth in your family (and how to rebuild it)

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Additional Parenting Resources from the Fuller Youth Institute

18 Plus: Parenting Your Emerging Adult

You’ve parented for 936 weeks, and your kid has graduated and moved on to what’s next.

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Every Parent’s Guide To Navigating Our Digital World

Feel like your kids are drowning in a sea of new questions, apps, and devices?

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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

Insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children and young people.

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