Author: Parent Cue

PCL 33: Parenting Your Emerging Adult

Steve Argue, assistant professor of youth, family, and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, an applied research strategist with the Fuller Youth Institute, and dad of 3 girls, talks with us about how to parent an emerging adult, those between the ages of 18-30. The age when most young adults are experiencing unprecedented freedom and pressure. He talks through what issues they’re facing and what they need most from their parents.

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PCL 32: Getting Ready for Graduation

No matter where you are on the parenting spectrum, looking ahead to graduation can invoke anxiety and concern. Brad Griffin, Assistant Director of the Fuller Youth Institute, helps ease the tension with some thoughts on how to step into graduation with a plan over the next few weeks (or even the next few years.) He gives some practical insights on managing the stress, easing your kids into adulthood, and shifting your parental role.

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How to Read a Kid’s Mind at Any Phase

“Read their mind” is just our way of saying, a parent should seek to understand what’s changing mentally and physically about their kids. Kids and teenagers don’t think like adults. So it’s the role of a parent is to translate what you want in a way they can understand. When you know how they think—they will hear what you say and know what to do. Preschoolers think like an artist. Artists experience the world through activities that stimulate the five senses. Preschoolers blend reality with imagination and learn through participation. A baby’s brain has more neurons than at any other time...

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PCL 31: 5 Adults Every Kid Needs

Kara Powell, Director of the Fuller Youth Institute talks about the 5 Adults Your Kids Need. While we as parents are the most important influence in a kid’s life, they need more than just us. You’ll hear why it’s important to widen the circle and how to find the people to invest in your kid’s life.

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8 Do’s and Don’ts for Interacting with High Schoolers on Social Media

Social media is the place where all the world’s a stage and you—a grown adult—find yourself playing understudy to the next generation. Hey, we get it. As soon as you get a grasp on Facebook or Instagram they announce another big change. And new social media platforms are popping up all the time. You might be tempted to just stay away from social media, but then you’d miss out on some big opportunities for connection. If you want to grow in relationship with your teen, you have to be willing to meet them when, where, and how they need...

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