Kara Powell, Director of the Fuller Youth Institute, talks about the 5 Adults Your Kids Need. While we as parents are the most important influence in a kid’s life, they need more than just us. You’ll hear why it’s important to widen the circle and how to find the people to invest in your kid’s life.

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This week, have a conversation with your kid and ask them: “Who is ONE adult you think is cool who you would like to get to know better?” Schedule a time for them to connect!


We wanted to create a way for parents to be intentional about collecting words from special leaders in your child’s life, like coaches, teachers, or family friends.

We designed a few cards for you to hand to the adults who have influenced your child over time, to prompt them with words to get them started with what to say. Put these cards in a beautiful keepsake box, and give it to your child when they graduate from high school. Whether you start in preschool or at the end of their senior year, you’ll be giving them a gift that will encourage and build them up for years to come.

Download this printable version for free and enter for your chance to win a “With You” box ($30 value) by signing up for our newsletter. We’ll select one random email list subscriber on 5/15/17!


Kara Powell


Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch”, Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist at Orange and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. She is the author or co-author of a number of books including The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family and Can I Ask That?: 8 Hard Questions about God and Faith.

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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