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The Parent Handbook Spanish Elementary

Raising kids isn’t easy, start the journey off on the right foot. Cell phones, social media, anxiety and even issues with alcohol and drugs are starting earlier than ever.  Learn how to set boundaries and keep your child safe.

Linda VanHouten

The biggest benefit for us has been the camaraderie among parents. The support they are giving each other can only translate into positive outcomes for kids and schools. I think the ground swell this program is creating among parents across our community will have a long-reaching impact.

Mary Lynn Thieneman

It is not until the child has been referred to counseling as a result of some behavioral problem that the parents become aware of these issues and begin only then to discuss them with their children. I believe strongly that if more parents had the opportunity and courage to attend Operation: PARENT, parents would be better […]

Stacie Short

Operation: PARENT is a program that I wish every parent would take the opportunity to participate in.  One of the most important benefits in the class is the bonding of parents… If we can work together and trust one another to have the best interest of the children at heart, then what an advantage that […]

Keith Ray

I have 2 teenage sons. This organization has positive and well-organized plans complete with classes and publications providing valuable and much-needed information to parents about raising teens effectively and safely.

Golf Scramble

It’s that time! Operation Parent’s 5th Annual Golf Scramble will be here before you know it so mark your calendar for Monday, October 8th! We will be hosted by Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect. Keep your fingers crossed for beautiful weather again this year! This year, we have more ways for you to participate! […]

Kimberly Melton

This program is a wonderful way for us as parents to understand what our kids are going through. It doesn’t sugarcoat what’s going on in our teen’s lives and helps deal with TODAY’s issues. There are many organizations that need money, but this is one that should be a priority. Our young people are our […]

Teresa Forrest

What a difference this ‘for parents-by parents’ approach has made in the sharing of ideas and strategies. Comfort is gained just by knowing they are ‘not in this alone.’ The take home resources fortify key points and continually strengthen the will to stay strong in parenting practices long after the sessions have ended. Every parent […]

Julie Law

“As the mother of 2 teenage sons, I often felt like I was navigating on uncharted waters alone. Operation: PARENT has brought together parents from every segment of our community to discuss our successes and our failures. I no longer feel alone.

The Parent Handbook Elementary Edition

Raising kids isn’t easy, start the journey off on the right foot. Cell phones, social media, anxiety and even issues with alcohol and drugs are starting earlier than ever.  Learn how to set boundaries and keep your child safe.

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Disclaimer of Services ©2013-2017 Operation: PARENT (Formerly Operation: SPIRIT, Inc.). The information provided in this website, our Parent Handbook, and other materials, is a service of Operation: PARENT. Operation: PARENT does not necessarily endorse, support or condone referenced websites/materials provided and their sponsors. Some are listed for informational and research purposes only. Operation: PARENT does […]

The Parent Handbook – Middle/High School Spanish

The Operation: PARENT Handbook (translated into Spanish) uniquely addresses over 40 of the toughest issues affecting today’s parents and their teens.  Printed in full color, this 64 page resource raises awareness immediately and educates readers on the latest trends, misconceptions and warning signs associated with each issue.  The Operation: PARENT Handbook is being used to help prevent issues such as addiction, violence and suicide across the United States.

The Parent Handbook – Middle/High School Christian

The Christian edition of the Operation: PARENT Handbook uniquely addresses over 40 of the toughest issues affecting today’s parents and their teens from a Christian perspective.   Printed in full color, this 68 page resource raises awareness immediately and educates readers on the latest trends, misconceptions and warning signs associated with each issue, while cross-referencing scriptures on each page.  This new and unique handbook is designed to challenge Christian parents, youth pastors, counselors and others to address these issues based on biblical scripture.

5:8 Project Study Guide

This 7 part Bible Study complements the Christian Parent Handbook. Designed for group study and ideal for both adults and students. The study guide is sold only in conjunction with The Christian Parent Handbook.

Paul Upchurch

I heartily support Operation: PARENT in their ongoing endeavors to provide educational opportunities and resources on a variety of social issues pertinent to raising high school students.

Dan Orman

It is rare to find an organization whose work so clearly reflects its mission – ‘…to educate, equip, encourage and engage the parents of teenagers.’ The connections made between kids, their families and their schools as a result of the Operation: PARENT programming are truly amazing. It is always a pleasure to work closely with […]

Thank You

Thanks for contacting Operation Parent! We have received your message and will get back to you as soon as we can. For more immediate concerns, give us a call at (502)265-9045.

Relationships

Your relationship with your child matters. You are important, and they do hear you even if they don’t admit to it or seem to be listening. Talk with them early and often. You are their #1 influence, so use that to your advantage! Get to know both your child’s circle of friends and the parents […]

Drugs, Alcohol & Other High-Risk Behaviors

Did you know that brain is the last organ in the body to fully develop? In fact, your child’s brain won’t fully mature until age 24 or 25. This means that teenage substance use of any kind strongly correlates with the development of substance use disorders. It’s hard to believe, but kids are starting to experiment […]

Mental Health & Wellness

A common misconception parents make is that mental health are only challenges for older teens and adults. But the truth is that the first signs of mental health issues often appear at a very young age. More than half of all adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood, but less than half of […]

21st Century Technology

There are so many new devices, social media sites and apps to keep up with, and it can certainly be overwhelming. Talk with your child about the technology they use, and try it out for yourself. Depending on what you find, don’t be afraid to set tough limits. Remember, your overall goal here is to […]

Parenting Basics

Parenting is a long journey. It’s important to start your parenting journey off on the right foot and think with the end in mind. In other words, remember that you’re not simply raising a child – you’re raising an adult. Now is the time to teach them to be accountable, dependable and responsible.

5:8 Project Bible Study Bundle

Complete bible study set includes one Christian Parent Handbook and one 5:8 Project Bible study guide.

The Parent Handbook – Middle/High School

The Operation: PARENT Handbook uniquely addresses over 40 of the toughest issues affecting today’s parents and their teens. Printed in full color, this 64 page resource raises awareness immediately and educates readers on the latest trends, misconceptions and warning signs associated with each issue. The Operation: PARENT Handbook is being used to help prevent issues such as addiction, violence and suicide across the United States. Over 25,000 copies have been sold.

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What We Do

Operation Parent is a parent-driven organization providing comprehensive prevention education and support resources for parents, caregivers, and organizations responsible for raising and guiding teens and preteens. We understand what it’s like for parents who struggle with walking the everyday tightrope of “What’s the right thing to do?” We get it, and we can help. Consider […]

Donate

Every Donation Counts As a non-profit 501C(3) organization, your gift is tax deductible. Your transaction will be securely handled, and your information will not be released by Operation Parent. Our audited financial statements and 990 are available upon request. If you prefer to call our office to make your donation, we can be reached at […]

Sponsors

We sustain our operations through private and corporate donations, grants and sales of our Parent Handbook and registration fees for our classes and events. We continue to be overwhelmed by the support we have received from so many. Thank you always. We’re Proud to Be Sponsored By:

Our Team

Jean Schumm, President Years ago I was struggling as the mother of teenagers. For the first time in my life I felt incompetent & unsure of myself as a parent. I eventually realized I could either continue to be a naive & reactive parent, or make an effort to understand today’s culture & become a proactive […]

Letter from Our Founder

Dear Parents, Just 7 years ago, I was in the thick of raising my last 3 teenagers, hoping I had enough stamina to make it through. I am so encouraged by how these final years of parenting have played out… what a wonderful surprise! I want you to be encouraged too!   The big lesson […]

About Us

Operation Parent started when we, as parents, needed help and couldn’t find one central source for trustworthy, practical information on the tough day-to-day issues.  From that, our organization was born.  A platform sourced with the “must know” material for anyone raising teens and preteens, curated from leading experts and our own experiences as parents. The […]

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Coalitions

We love working with our coalition partners across the United States. You are doing great work, and as coalition members ourselves, we understand the importance of utilizing your DFC funds effectively. We’re excited about the many ways our resources are being used in creative ways to educate parents.  As parents ourselves, we understand how hard […]

Churches

Did you ever stop to think about what an awesome blessing parenting is? God has entrusted a beautiful child to you who will one day go out into the world and fulfill God’s purpose for their life. Until that day, your job as a Christian parent is to teach your child how to be “in […]

Schools

Thank you for educating our next generation! Some schools experience trouble in keeping parent involvement and if your school is one of those, please consider partnering with Operation Parent. We offer educational resources to increase awareness on some of the tough cultural issues our teens and preteens are experiencing. Creating a Culture of Parent Involvement […]

Parents

This culture that our children are growing up in is becoming more treacherous every day! Across the nation, we’re facing deadly heroin and suicide epidemics. We’re seeing increases in violence, our prisons and treatment centers are over capacity, adolescent anxiety is at an all time high and our children, saturated by technology and social media, […]

Who Needs Us

Operation Parent is a parent-driven organization that provides comprehensive prevention, education and support resources for parents, caregivers and organizations responsible for raising and guiding teens and preteens. We understand what it’s like for parents who struggle with walking the everyday tightrope of “What’s the right thing to do?” We get it, and we can help. […]

Relationships

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Drugs, Alcohol & Other High-Risk Behaviors

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Mental Health & Wellness

A common misconception parents make is that mental health issues only show up in older teens and adults, when in fact, the first signs of mental health issues often appear at a very young age. More than ½ of all adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood, but less than half received appropriate […]

21st Century Technology

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Parenting Basics

Start your parenting journey off on the right foot and think with the end in mind. In other words, remember, you are not really raising a child – you are raising an adult. Now is the time to teach them to be accountable, dependable and responsible.