Author: Parent Cue

Your Ninth Grader Is a Super Hero

Ninth grade is a year of awakening. It’s like the moment when . . . Peter Parker discovers his amazing spider powers. Katniss Everdeen realizes her unique strength and talent. Batman takes Robin under his wing and trains him how to fight crime. Ninth grade is the year our kids truly begin to discover who they are and embark on journeys of unimagined power. For me, ninth grade couldn’t have come soon enough. In eighth grade, I got kicked off my basketball team because I’d forged the signature on my health physical. I got a D in math and...

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Five Principles to Help you Parent Beyond Your Capacity

If you’ve been following our blog for any amount of time, you may have noticed a few repeating themes. (And if you haven’t noticed, we’re not going to give you a quiz or anything. Take a deep breath . . . and keep reading!) Each month, we highlight one of five parenting principles that Parent Cue believes to be valuable and useful to anyone who has or leads kids. Why? We work to keep our content relevant, practical, and honest, knowing . . . we’re not perfect parents. we don’t have all the answers. there’s no formula for getting...

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How to Survive the Terrible Twos

Life can be challenging and unpredictable. And, if you’re parenting a two-year-old, you’re guaranteed this year will have plenty of both. That sweet baby who used to cuddle in your arms has not only learned how to walk but now he can run away from you—and fast. That little angel whose smile used to light up your world can now smile at you as she drops your phone—into the bathtub.

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PCL 38: How to Be More Present with Your Kids

Parents are busy these days, and we keep getting busier. Though we want to connect with our kids, our demanding schedules make it hard to know how to be present with them consistently. Kara Powell, director of Fuller Youth Institute, shares how to have quality time and focus on our kids even in the midst of busy schedules. Because the way we are present for our kids through their life is an important part of who they become.

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