Author: Parent Cue

PCL 34: Using Play to Teach Your Kids Life-Changing Values

Courtney DeFeo, author of In This House, We Will Giggle, shares how to teach your kids life-changing virtues by doing anything but lecture them. She encourages parents to instead tap into a kid’s love of play and have some lighthearted family fun. When kids are having fun, they don’t even have to know they are learning. Courtney is full of creative ideas on how to get the fun flowing to make a lasting difference in your family.

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How To Make The Most of Your Week

Time. It’s moving fast. It’s limited. We will never have more of it than we already have. So the issue is not how do we get more, but how do we become more intentional about what we have? How can we manage our time strategically to parent beyond our capacity? How about taking a look at your family rhythm? Every family has one. Rhythm is how we arrange our time. As we go from day to day, we establish and shape a rhythm that in turn shapes our kids.   Rhythm establishes value. Things that become part of the daily...

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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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