Susan Hickman


How to talk to young people about doubt

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When leaders and parents tend to silence young people’s doubts, young people not only learn that their church and family can’t handle doubt; they think God can’t handle doubt either…. Read more

How do I help busy and stressed teenagers and young adults? Two new rules of thumb

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Approximately 20% of teenagers confess that they worry a great deal about current and future life events. But only 8% of the parents of these same teenagers are aware that… Read more

Parenting Class Podcasts

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Besides actually being a parent, one of my greatest joys is teaching the Parenting Class at Suncoast.  I think your relationship with your child is so important no matter what… Read more

Successful Parenting Podcast

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It is my pleasure to be a resource to parents.  Teaching the Parenting Class at Suncoast is one of my favorite parts of the job.  This podcast with Rita was… Read more

Future Family – Our Way, A Way

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http://futurefamily.org/our-way-a-way This is a great overview of parenting presented by Andy and Sandra Stanley.  It’s informative and entertaining.  One of my greatest joys is teaching the Parenting Class at Suncoast… Read more

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

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This is an excellent, easy to read guide to improving your relationship with your child(ren) through how you communicate.  It’s true that “kids don’t care what you know until they… Read more

Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It)

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Or as I like to say as Outreach Director of Suncoast Community Church, “Help me help you.”  At Suncoast, we believe in helping organizations in the community better serve their… Read more

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

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Have you ever said, “What in the world is my child thinking”? Well here it is!  The authors discuss and break down a new science of how your child’s brain… Read more

Parenting Is Heart Work

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After evaluating many parenting programs, this is where Becky Baucom and I ultimately landed.  This book gives parents practical tools that help with giving directions your children will follow, helping… Read more