6th Grade: Preparation for Adolescence

Why should you (parents) do this rite of passage with your 6th grader?

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 How do you (parents) plan this Rite of Passage with your 6th grader?

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6th grade-It’s Time

It’s time. You knew it was coming, but you had no idea how fast it would actually get here. I am talking about the day when your sweet baby actually grew up and is now beginning the process of changing into a young adult.

It’s time. It’s not time for fear of the future but of daring to lead your preteen into this new phase of their life. We as parents can’t let them stumble their way through. We have the great privilege of sharing with them who they are at this moment and what they can become in the future.

It’s time. The time has come to ask the hard questions and to answer the harder ones with love and with truth. If our preteens can’t trust us to give them straight answers, who can they trust?

It’s time. It’s time to speak to our 6th graders, but mostly it’s time to listen. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 tells us that there is a time for everything. And now is your time to gently but truthfully lead your preteen into the wonderful journey of the Rites of Passage Experience.



(Click on the titles to download the files.  There is also a zip file at the end of the page if you want to simply download all the files at once.)

6th Grade Developmental Guide

Learn what is going on in the mind and heart of your 6th grader!

6th Grade Kickstarter

This will help you know why this matters and help you both in preparation for this experience and give you some tips to help you after the event is done.

6th Grade Parent Guide

Here is what you need to guide you through the Rite of Passage Experience with your 6th grader.


6th Grade Discussion Cards

These will help guide some conversations with your 6th grader.


6th Grade Resources ZIP File


All of these resources are available because of our partnership with http://www.ParentMinistry.Net. These are for families connected with the seventy8 Student Ministry and Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Greenwood, Indiana. If your church is interested in this strategy please partner with Parent Ministry for Teens at www.ParentMinistry.net

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