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Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Baby’s First Year

A parent’s guide to maximizing health, wellness, and connection with their child.

For parents, and for sharing with parents

Six Ways to Stay Connected to Your Sixth Grader

A parent’s guide to strengthening the parent-child bond during the “who cares” phase.

For parents, and for sharing with parents

Phase Life Map: Technology

A timeline to help parents overview the potential of online experiences with and for their kids.

For parents, and for sharing with parents

Start with Phase

Incorporating an age-specific strategy into your family ministry.

For ministry leaders

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Parents want to understand their kids better. But about the time
they understand their kid’s current phase, they move into the next one,
and it feels like starting over—again.

That’s why the Phase collection of books is designed to help you equip parents with what they need to know now
so they won’t miss the important things their kids need to know about life.

We’ve condensed and simplified academic research and the best thinking in ministry and child development, added humor, made it practical, and packaged it for busy leaders and parents in these books.

THE PHASE COLLECTION

IT’S JUST A PHASE

An overview for ministry leaders: why every life stage of a kid matters and what your church should do about it.

For church leaders, executive staff, and anyone else who loves and leads the next generation. If you’re a leader and new to the Phase series, start here.

PHASE GUIDES

18 guided journals that help parents make the most of the next 52 weeks of their child’s life, from Parenting Your New Baby to Parenting Your Twelfth Grader.

Perfect for your resource center, small groups, or gifts. Available in a variety pack (that includes all 18 books) and individually.

DON’T MISS IT

Help parents discover how to change their child’s future and make the most of each of the approximately 936 weeks from a child’s birth to his/her graduation, beginning this week.

A quick and inspiring read for busy parents. If a parent is new to the Phase series, start here.

To download a sample of each of these resources, click below:

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“We all know where we want to end up in our parenting, but how to get there can seem like an unsolved mystery. Through the Phase Guides series, Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy team up to help us out. The result is a resource that guides us through the different seasons of raising children and provides a roadmap to parenting in such a way that we finish up with very few regrets.”

SANDRA STANLEY foster care advocate, blogger, wife to Andy Stanley, and mother of three

“Parents who are trying to decide if they have what it takes will find encouragement, humor, and expertise in these pages from Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner. With practical advice for parents at any experience level, the Phase Guides will make life a little easier and make the big picture a lot brighter.”

SHERRY SURRATT former CEO, MOPS International, author, and grandmother

“Not only is the Phase Guides series the most creative and well thought out guide to parenting I have ever encountered, these books are ESSENTIAL to my daily parenting. With a 13-year-old, 11-year-old, and 9-year-old at home, I am swimming in their wake of daily drama and delicacy. These books are a reminder to enjoy every second. Because it’s just a phase.”

CARLOS WHITTAKER author, speaker, and father of three

“There’s nothing more precious than a newborn baby, but as a parent, you might soon begin to wonder what you have gotten yourself into. Reggie and Kristen not only show us what to expect during our kid’s life, but they give us some everyday ideas so we don’t miss the magic of a single moment. This is the beginning of something wonderful!”

SUE MILLER author, speaker, and director of Volunteer Strategy, Orange

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

REGGIE JOINER

Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of Orange, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. One of the founding pastors of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, Reggie is the author and co-author of more than ten books, including Parenting Beyond Your Capacity. Reggie and his wife, Debbie, have four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren.

Connect with Reggie: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

KRISTEN IVY

Kristen Ivy is executive director of The Phase Project (a collaborative, ongoing effort to assemble classic and innovative research about child development with an emphasis on practical application). Kristen blends a background in child development with a Master of Divinity and over 15 years of leading children and students. Kristen lives near Atlanta with her husband, Matt, and their three young children.

Connect with Kristen on: Twitter, Instagram

MORE FROM THE PHASE COLLECTION

PARENTING THROUGH THE PHASES
SMALL GROUP STUDY

A six-session small group study to help you discover what’s changing about your kid, the six things your kid needs most, and four conversations to have with your kid while they are in each phase. Includes teaching videos, leader guide, participant guides, and promotional materials.

For small groups and parenting classes.

INTENTIONAL PARENTING

10 ways to be an exceptional parent in a quick-fix world.

A workbook that includes access to teaching videos and discussion guides, this resource is for individuals, couples, small groups, and parenting classes.

TREASURED STUDY & JOURNAL

A 6-session study to connect moms and their tween daughters (ages 9–12). Topics include identity, body, emotions, friendship, technology, and faith. The study and journal (for girls) can be used independently.

For tween girls, mothers and daughters, and small groups.

ZERO TO ONE

How to make the most of the present realities, distinctive opportunities, and future implications during the first 52 weeks (the “I need you NOW” phase) of a child’s life.

Great gift for new or soon-to-be parents.

ONE AND TWO

How to embrace the realities and opportunities of living with a one- or two-year-old who insists, “I can do it!”

For parents of toddlers, resource centers, family ministry leaders.

18 PLUS

How your emerging adult is changing, how their world is changing, and what they still need from you (besides more money).

For parents of kids 18 years or older.

Orange Books publishes nonfiction, in a variety of formats, with the goal of helping churches influence those who influence the spiritual growth of the next generation. We partner with well-known and emerging leaders to bring you proven and practical strategies to maximize that influence. Orange Books is an imprint of The reThink Group, Inc.

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