Parenting: Navigating Everything Book Project – Can you help?

In the past 18 months I realized that when I go and speak to parents on the topics that I do (faith, media, pornography, mental health etc) I am only covering one of the topics, and leaving many parents whose kids are struggling in other areas without a roadmap of how to help their kids. I created a new talk for parents and realized that the larger goal is to create a single book that will have information for parents on all of the large areas we need to cover:

  • Health (Physical, emotional, mental)
  • Sexuality
  • Dating
  • Pornography
  • Family Discipleship
  • Finances
  • Education
  • etc
there are also new areas which are larger foundations of parenting which parents often ask me about:
  • parenting styles
  • communication
  • discipline
  • time and presence
I am presently at 175,000 words written and still have a number of chapters to go. I assume the book will be around 220,000 words when completed.  The truth is this is really 4-5 book projects in one with this being more of a textbook/workbook for parents. People have told me that I should split this project into a bunch of different books. I disagree with this as I often only get to talk to parents for 1 time. I want to be able to offer them one resource that contains everything in one place.
Where we stand presently with this project:
Research $2500 – funded
Publishing $1000 – funded
Editing $6000 – needed
Graphics $800 – needed
Printing books $8000 – needed
Fundraising needs – $14,800
This is not an enormous amount of money but for a small charity like ours, it seems pretty large. We are able to offer you a tax receipt for your donation. Whether you can give a little or a lot thanks for considering this project.
I hope to finish all writing mid-summer and then we can head into the editing and then typesetting.
Donations can be made through this link –
If you would like to donate by cheque you can mail donations to 68 Ashbury Blvd, Ajax, Ontario, L1Z 1M8.
I hope this is enough information. If you need more please let me know.

Parent’s Guide to 13 Reasons Why

Focus on the Family has put out a really great guide here to talk about these tough topics with your kids.

it is widely watched by Canadian teens, making it more important than ever for you to act now to discuss some very serious issues with your adolescent.

This free guide will help you:

  • talk with your teen about bullyingcuttingsexting,rape and suicide
  • determine if your teen is directly affected by these issues
  • understand how you can help your teen
  • empower your teen to make a difference for friends facing these issues.
I hope this helps parents. Please download the Guide by clicking on this link.
When the first season of 13 Reasons Why came out this was my blog on it:
Love to hear other resources that people see as this movie gets closer.