Reggie Joiner, founder and CEO of The reThink Group, joins hosts, Carlos Whittaker and Kristen Ivy, to talk about six gifts every child needs to feel loved, gain perspective, and be successful in today’s Best Of Parent Cue Live podcast episode.


  • Choose one way to love your kids better this week. You probably already do some of the six gifts mentioned, but there are likely areas where you can improve. Choose just one to focus on this week.
  • Make sure you prioritize joy in your house. Playing with your kids shows them you like them. Make sure to have some undistracted fun with them this week! You’ll increase your connection with them when you enjoy spending time with them in recreational companionship.
  • Find another adult you trust to speak into your child’s life. Depending on your kid’s age, you’re probably the last person they want to gain wisdom from. Find another adult you trust to speak the same wisdom you would to your child and ask them to be consistent in your child’s life.


Given the title of this podcast alone, you probably rolled your eyes thinking, “Great! Let me add six more things to the already growing list of things I’m not doing well as a parent.”

But before you click away from this podcast, let us ease your mind — you’re likely already doing some of these six things with your kids on a daily basis. With intentionality and consistency, you’ll start noticing positive changes in your kids week after week. Even more, these six things, over time, will prove time and time again to your children that they matter not only to you, but to God.

“Ultimately as a parent, we want you to know the ordinary things you do make a difference. You are making history,” Reggie Joiner shares.

The six gifts are:

  • Love
  • Words
  • Stories
  • Fun
  • Work
  • Tribes

To learn the details of how each one of these gifts will give your kids a sense of belonging, hope, and perspective, tune in to this week’s Best Of Parent Cue Live podcast episode!





Reggie Joiner


Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of The reThink Group.

Carlos Whittaker, Parent Cue Live Host


Carlos is an author, speaker, and content creator living in Nashville, TN with his wife Heather and 3 kids Sohaila, Seanna, and Losiah. He is addicted to social media, his wife’s enchiladas, and is determined to have his daughters teach him to land a backflip on the trampoline by the time he is 45.

Kristen Ivy - Parent Cue Live Host


Kristen is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange, Director of The Phase Project, and co-author of Playing For Keeps and It’s Just a Phase – So Don’t Miss It. She combines her degree in secondary education with a Master of Divinity and lives with her husband, Matt, and their three children, Sawyer,  Hensley, and Raleigh, in Cumming, GA.

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