Author: Parent Cue

PCL 73: How to Find Breathing Room in Our Everyday Lives

How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Sandra Stanley, a ministry leader, blogger, mom of three, and wife to Pastor Andy Stanley, joins us on the podcast today to talk about creating margin — or breathing room — in our lives.   YOUR CUE Remember: A no for now doesn’t mean a no for always. Different seasons require different allotment of energy. For new parents, gracefully assuming the new role of a parent—and forgoing some of the things you really enjoy doing because of it—is hard. Remind yourself this season is temporary...

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PCL 72: How to Recognize the Signs of Teen Depression and Suicide

How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Dr. Chinwe Williams, a licensed professional counselor, joins host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about ways to recognize and address teen depression and suicide. YOUR CUE Look for multiple symptoms over the course of two weeks. Be aware of your child’s behavior — is he or she withdrawing from social activities, letting their otherwise clean room fall into disarray, and not eating? And have these behaviors lasted longer than usual? These might be signs there’s a bigger issue going. Check in, but don’t make assumptions. Ask...

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PCL 71: How to Teach Your Kids Patience in an Impatient World

How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Founder and CEO of The reThink Group, Reggie Joiner, joins hosts Kristen Ivy and Carlos Whittaker to talk about the importance of teaching your kids patience despite the fast-paced, instant gratification society we live in today. YOUR CUE Be in the moment. Pause intentionally with your family. Limit distractions and give your family your undivided attention. During family time, everything else can wait. Become aware of your pace. In our fast-paced world, you often feel like you have to keep up with the rapid pace...

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

12 Mother’s Day Gifts That Make a Big Impact MOM. Three letters that carry a lot of meaning. Whether they brought us into this world or not, these are the women who give us life in one way or another. They’re caregivers, encouragers, truth speakers, tough love dealers, miracle makers, and bring-you-back-down-to-reality-with-one-glance casters—all before breakfast. And while we believe in celebrating moms every day, we’re glad there are 24 hours set aside especially for them. We’ve even put together a list of Mother’s Day gifts that the remarkable women in your life will love, because just like her, these presents have more than one purpose. Many of these gifts have a social impact, but all of them have an impact beyond recipient. Whether it’s improving relationships in the family, in the community, or in lives around the world, we’re pretty sure any of these presents will make Mom proud. Other than the items noted below as from Parent Cue or The Phase Shop, we will not share in any profits made from sales of these products. We simply appreciate the companies’ efforts to better the lives of others. Don’t Miss It Keychain from The Phase Shop($8) Treat your mom or the maternal influences in your life to this leather keychain embossed with the phrase “Don’t Miss It.” At Parent Cue we believe parents need to be reminded that everyday...

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PCL 70: How to Parent in a World of Social Media

How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Dave Adamson, a photographer and social media and online pastor at North Point Community Church, joins host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about how parents can leverage social media to communicate with their kids. YOUR CUE View social media as an opportunity to increase a closeness with your kids. Social media can increase the depth of conversation you have with your children. When you follow them on their social platforms, you can see the friends they’re choosing, the encouragement and discouragement they’re receiving, and their thoughts...

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