Author: Parent Cue

PCL 36: It’s Just A Phase

Kristen Ivy, co-founder of the Phase project, guides parents through the phases of a kids life with ideas on how to understand kids in the stage they are in, how to give them what they need now, and how to navigate the critical issues they will face. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE The Phase Guides Series Download Free Phase Printables The Parent Cue App iTunes  |  Android QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE Don’t accidentally parent your kids. Parent on purpose. #justaphase Click To Tweet KRISTEN IVY Kristen is the Executive...

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Two False Assumptions You Might Be Making About Kids

Try explaining AGE to a three-year-old. You may say, “One day you’ll be big like me!” And then he’ll respond, as he stands on a chair, “Look! I’m getting bigger already!” Teens aren’t clued in either. Sure, they get what it means to be 16, but they don’t usually know what it takes to be a responsible adult. You, on the other hand, hold the membership card. You’ve lived longer, seen more, and know better. That’s why you are the one who leads the way. For the strong-willed kid or the independent preteen, the adult card is one best played close to the vest....

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6 Ways to Meet Your Toddler’s Needs

Toddlers get a bad rap. Sure they whine and throw tantrums. But can you blame them? There’s a lot going on in those pint-sized bodies. By age two, your little one will grow to half their adult height—something they’ll spend the next two decades reaching. And their shape will morph from one designed for doing a whole bunch of nothing to one that can crawl, walk and run. With the world at their fingertips, there’s still so much they can’t do. That’s where you come in. Your Toddler’s Physical Needs Toddlers bring to us four basic physical needs: independence,...

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PCL 35: Are Your Kids on Track?

Family counselors David Thomas and Sissy Goff unpack a few ideas in their latest book Are My Kids On Track about how parents can help their kids reach emotional, social, and spiritual milestones through careful guidance. Addressing the differences between boys and girls, they discuss how parents can help kids develop into resilient and resourceful adults, and become comfortable in the process of growth.

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5 Things All First Graders Have In Common

Enter a room full of six- and seven-year-olds and you’re bound to spot one thing right away: the cute little gaps of kids who whistle while they talk. Forget calling it first grade. This is the Missing Teeth Club. And the similarities don’t stop there. Here are five things all first graders have in common and what you can do to leverage this phase of life. 1. First Graders Talk Nonstop With this group, breath takes a backseat to words. They say what they think and they talk without thinking. And then, only when absolutely necessary, they gulp in...

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