Author: Parent Cue

Celebrate Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Day Ideas

What’s more important to you as a parent: How happy your kids are? How well your kids achieve? Or how kind they are to others? According to the Making Caring Common Project, 80% of youth in their study feel like their parents are more concerned with their happiness and achievement over whether the show concern for others. Most of these youth would agree their parents cared more about their grades than being a caring community member. Does that mean we are focusing on the wrong things? Maybe we are celebrating our kid’s achievement more, and showing that we value our own happiness over the feelings of...

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How to Help Your 6th Grader Navigate the Drama at School

Psst! Did you hear about Emily and Olivia? Oh my gosh! They had the biggest fight ever. And Ryan started the whole thing! Everybody’s talking about it! And so goes the story heard round the school. Measly kid stuff . . . unless you’re Emily. You lucky parents better be all ears and ready for tears. Related Reading: A Parent’s Survival Guide to Middle School Put any sixth-grade class up against the latest hit reality show and you’ve got yourself a real contest. Help your preteen tone things down a bit—and maybe even enjoy life a whole lot more—with these simple...

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PCL 25: Avoiding the Comparison Trap

Sandra Stanley talks with Carlos Whittaker and Kristen Ivy about the perils of falling into the parenting comparison trap. As parents, we are constantly comparing ourselves to the highlight reels of other parents and comparing our kids to other kids. Sandra offers a healthier perspective and gives an antidote for when envy and discontentment creep in. Listen for a chance to win a copy her devotional book Comparison Trap. LISTEN TO PARENT CUE LIVE The Parent Cue Live podcast is available on iTunes. Click here to subscribe and get each episode automatically. To listen to this episode, click the player below....

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Best of 2016

There’s no better way to start off a new year than a Year in Review list. The best of the best all at once! Here are our top 5 posts on Parent Cue in 2016 – 1. THE SIMPLEST WAY TO TEACH YOUR KIDS SELF CONTROL We define self-control as: “Choosing to do what you should do, not what you want to do.” Today, I’m going to teach you a really simple way to teach your kids about self-control. Are you ready? Here are the steps. Tell your kids that it’s dangerous to use your phone in the car....

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