Author: Parent Cue

Do you know your great grandfather's name?

An Ancestry.com survey uncovers some surprising results, including: Young Americans are looking to their roots – 83 percent of 18- to 34-years-old are interested in learning their family history. Following closely are the 35- to 54-year-olds at 77 percent and Americans ages 55+ at 73 percent. Half of Americans know the name of only one or none of their great-grandparents. Twenty-two percent of Americans don’t know what either of their grandfathers do or did for a living. Although America is known as a nation of immigrants, 27 percent don’t know where their family lived before they came to America. Seventy-eight percent of Americans say they are interested in learning more about their family history. Fifty percent of American families have ever researched their roots. In comparing regions, Southerners know the least about their roots. Only 38 percent know both of their grandmothers’ maiden names, compared with 50 percent of Northeasterners. Also, only 47 percent of Southerners know what both of their grandfathers do or did for a living, while 55 percent of Northeasterners know both grandfathers’...

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Who is homeless?

Estimated homeless figures in the United States range from 600,000 to 2.5 million. Of the homeless population: 39% are under the age of 18, 5% are unaccompanied minors, 40% are families with children, 41% are single males, 14% are single females. 23%  are veterans, 30% have been homeless for more than 2 years. Sources:  http://www.fas.org, 2009, International Journal of Psychosocial Research, 2008, National Coalition for the...

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New!! The Church Finder is Here!

Are you looking for a local church that wants to partner with your family? Or maybe you or someone you know is relocating? We have a new tool just for you! The Church Finder will help you identify Orange churches in your area that might be just the right fit. These churches represent a variety of sizes and denominations that partner in a positive way with families through an “Orange Strategy.” So check it out, and then SHARE IT! Read more about the church finder in Reggie’s post Finding a...

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Why Students Serve

by Cara Martens Do you ever wonder what kids really think about serving?  I’d recommend Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping your Kids Serve Others and Right the Wrongs Around Them by Chap Clark and Kara Powell. They mention a 2006 nationwide survey conducted by MTV to hear from students directly on why they help others. *70% think it’s important to help others in need, but only 19% were “very involved”. To unpack this further, the survey ranked the top five reasons youth aren’t involved. It’s just not for me (18%) I like to hang out with friends (15%) I don’t have enough time (14%) I don’t know how to get started (14%) I want to see concrete results (8%) *70% of kids already involved helping others say that their parent’s encouragement played a major role in why they serve. (As parents we need to remember this one stat and understand our potential to engage our children in a bigger story.) Two other important factors that would motivate more youth to get involved: If they could do the activity with their friends. If they had more time to volunteer or more convenient volunteer activities. Over the next few days, we want to collect tips from parents about ways to encourage kids to serve.  What are your ideas? Cara Martens works with Reggie (and Carey) on writing projects and...

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Trunk or Treat

Thank you for coming out to our 7th annual Trunk or Treat in Vickery Village! We hope you had a great Halloween with your family. It was so fun to see all of you dressed up! Your free photos are now available to download here!  You might have to scroll a little bit to find your family, but once you do, just click on your image(s) and roll your mouse over the upper left hand corner of the picture for the download option. Also, stay connected with us by liking us on Facebook at Parent Cue and following us here on our blog.  We are so glad to be a part of your community! We hope to see you again next year!...

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