By Kelly Wise Valdes

Back to school time brings about all new challenges and opportunities for our kids. From Kindergarten to college, temptation is everywhere. How can parents keep their children God-centered with a balance of friends and fun and education in the mix? The below books have helpful and encouraging information for parents to encourage their children through their school years and even into college to stand with faith.

Helping Your Child Succeed In Public School: From Kindergarten To High School

By Cheri Fuller

Whether your child is in Kindergarten, in high school or anywhere in-between, this book is packed with information to help your child succeed. This encouraging, positive book draws on the experiences of parents who have dealt with the challenges of public schools and have seen their children excel while remaining faithful in their spiritual life.

Surviving Middle School: Essential Tools To Prepare You For The Road Ahead

By Rick Bundschuh

So how do parents and students survive middle school? This spirit filled book brings helpful answers that are sure to give a jolt of confidence to families that are facing this transition. Families can read together fun ways to navigate through the waters of middle school while growing in their trust with God and each other.

How to Stay Christian in High School

By Steve Gerali

Peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, sexual temptation, academic honesty are just a few challenges for Christians in high school. How can teens deal with complex issues without compromising their faith? Drawing on biblical stories of young people this book demonstrates how meeting today’s challenges by following Christ pays off in the end.

Can You Keep Your Faith In College?

By Abbie Smith

This faith-based book will help guide your college student through the best years of their life. From dorms to dating to academia, every piece of the college equation becomes a loaded opportunity for your child’s faith to thrive. This is a must read for any Christian that is making this transition into the college arena.

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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.