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 the following:
- 90% of addicts begin drinking, smoking, or using illicit drugs before age 18.
- Parents remain the greatest influence in the lives of their children, and teens trust what their parents say (and don’t say).
We know when to begin prevention education (as early as elementary school) and who to target (parents). Educated parents will always be the best prevention tool.
How We Got Started
Operation Parent started when we, as parents, needed help and couldn’t ﬁnd one central source for 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 preteens and teens today, curated from our own experiences as parents and leading experts in their respective ﬁelds. Our goal is to provide parenting resources to raise awareness, and to engage parents and their children in thoughtful, open and productive communication on today’s toughest parenting issues.
And because Operation Parent is made up of parents who have gone through and are often going through the same challenges you face, you can feel comfortable that we’re the right resource for you. We want all our parents to know they are not alone on this journey, but rather part of a community of parents, caregivers and others who understand the ups and downs inherent with parenting.
Unlike the “reactive” clinical methodology the institutional world brings to addressing a child’s development or issue resolution, Operation Parent works to be “proactive” and keep issues from ever happening. Even if they do, we intend to talk with you – not at you – to help find the best resolution for you and your child. Because we are parents. Clinicians, counselors, and experts can help, but ultimately no one knows or loves our children more than we do. We are called to protect and must therefore step boldly into our God-given role. It is our values, our real-world experience and our courage that will ultimately make the difference in the lives of our children and generations to come.