Whether you’re dealing with a teething baby who won’t stop crying or a high schooler who won’t say a single word, you can identify with the challenges of parenthood. As a parent, you have the tremendous task of instilling your kids with a moral compass to guide them through the rest of their lives. With such an important responsibility, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed at times.

Parent Cue Live is a podcast designed to help parents do family better. We strive to help parents and church leaders understand how, by combining their influences, they can accomplish more for the spiritual well-being of a child than either could individually.

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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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PCL 31: 5 Adults Every Kid Needs

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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PCL 30: Parenting on the Same Page

Ted Lowe, author of Your Best Us, shares some ideas on how to get on the same page as parents. Whether you’re married, remarried, or a single parent, you’re better when you learn to parent as a team. Discover some conversations to have ahead of time, how to respond in the moment of conflict, and how to show your kids you’re on a united front.

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PCL 29: Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

Dr. Jim Burns, author and founder of Homeword, joins us on this episode to talk about one of biggest issues parents struggle with. He gives some practical advice on how to handle sibling rivalry, and gives insight on how to see it in a positive light—as an opportunity to raise adults who know how to handle conflict.

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PCL 28: Why Kids Need Fiction

Dan Scott has extensively researched the power of story. In this episode, he talks with Kristen Ivy about how kids are wired to use stories, even fictional stories, to help them process the world around them, to learn empathy, and to gain perspective. Parents can use stories to teach important life principles and start meaningful conversations.

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PCL 27: Six Gifts Every Kid Needs

Reggie Joiner joins Kristen Ivy and Carlos Whittaker to talk about the 6 gifts every kid need. These are things you are probably already giving them, but you may not realize the potential they have when you give them consistently over time. Reggie and Kristen clarify how and why each of these 6 things matter so you can make the right kind of history with your kids.

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PCL 26: Discovering Your Child’s Love Language

Dr. Gary Chapman, speaker and best-selling author of The Five Love Languages, reveals the secret to loving children effectively. He talks through the 5 unique ways kids receive love and helps parents discover and speak in the love language their child will understand.

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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...

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PCL 24: Generosity

Jon Williams, Kristen Ivy, and Reggie Joiner sit down and talk about how practicing generosity has the potential to help you and your kids grow in your relationship with God.

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PCL 23: [Repost] How Serving Changes Kids

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, Kristen Ivy, and Reggie Joiner discuss how giving kids increasing opportunities to serve through childhood is one of the...

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PCL 22: Therapy Is Okay

Licensed Counselor, Dr. Chinwe Williams, talks with authors Kristen Ivy and Carlos Whittaker about the benefits of families seeking counseling and how it’s especially effective as a preventive measure rather than waiting until something goes wrong.

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PCL 21: Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety

Dr. Chinwe Williams, a licensed professional counselor, talks with Carlos Whittaker (author and speaker), and Kristen Ivy, about how to help kids cope with anxiety. Anxiety and stress is a normal and unavoidable part of life, especially when experiencing something new or transitioning to a new phase. The way you acknowledge and respond to a kid showing signs of anxiety is crucial in helping foster resilience as they grow up.

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PCL 20: Helping Kids Navigate Through Crisis

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, joins Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to talk about how to identify the signs your child is struggling and how to respond in an appropriate way. The future of your kids is related to how you help them navigate through crisis.

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PCL 19: Making Faith Personal, Not Private

Whatever you value has a profound affect on what your kids value. Kara Powell, Reggie Joiner, and Kristen Ivy talk about the importance of taking a look at your own life, specifically as it relates to how faith fits into your values. As a parent discovers what fits...

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PCL 18: Making the Most of Your Family Rhythm

Sarah Anderson, co-author of the new student devotional Wired, Reggie Joiner, and Kristen Ivy discuss ways to be intentional with the moments that happen in the rhythm of your week to effectively talk about faith and build a strong relationship with your kids over...

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PCL 17: You’re Not Enough

Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling author and dad of two, joins Kristen Ivy on this month’s episode of Parent Cue Live to discuss how we as parents will never be the only influences our kids need. They give practical advice about widening the circle and...

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PCL 16: Right Click on Technology

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, joins Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to talk about how parents can enjoy technology with their kids, set healthy...

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PCL 15: Sex Conversations through the Phases

Dr. Jim Burns talks to Kristen Ivy about how you as a parent can help your kids grow up with sexual integrity by having healthy conversations from preschool to high school. Listen to Parent Cue Live The Parent Cue Live podcast is available on iTunes. Click here to...

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PCL 14: Remember What You’re Fighting For

Sherry Surratt (CEO and President of MOPS international), Reggie Joiner, and Kristen Ivy offer encouragement to parents of all ages by giving practical ways to survive difficult moments and thrive in others. Keeping the end goal in mind will help parents remember what...

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PCL 13: If Not You, Then Who?

Frank Bealer (family pastor at Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC), Reggie Joiner, and Kristen Ivy talk about the critical role of every parent to do what no one else can do in the life of their kids. Even when it feels feel like a hopeless cause, every baby, kid, and...

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PCL 12: Parenting Is Like Morning Sickness

Duffy Robbins, Professor of Youth Ministry at Eastern University, joins Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy in this episode of Parent Cue Live. Listen to Parent Cue Live The Parent Cue Live podcast is available on iTunes. Click here to subscribe and get each episode...

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PCL 11: Technology Through The Phases

Jon Acuff, Reggie Joiner, and Kristen Ivy discuss how to raise technologically responsible kids by imagining the end and giving clearly defined goals for parents at each phase of a kid’s life. Listen to Parent Cue Live The Parent Cue Live podcast is available on...

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PCL 10: How Serving Changes Kids

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, Kristen Ivy, and Reggie Joiner discuss how giving kids increasing opportunities to serve through childhood is one of the biggest ways to help them grow in faith and character by realizing their own potential to connect to a bigger story.

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PCL 09: Finding a Kid’s Spark

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, talks with Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner in this episode of Parent Cue Live about how to support kids in what lights them...

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PCL 08: The Power of a Warm Home

Kara Powell, Executive director of Fuller Youth Institute and author of Sticky Faith, talks with Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner in this episode of Parent Cue Live, about the power of warmth in your home and how it deepens the connection parents have with their kids....

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PCL 07: Making Moments

Carlos Whittaker, author of Moment Maker, talks with Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy talk about how to create, receive, and rescue moments so you can have a better life and become a better parent. http://traffic.libsyn.com/parentcue/Making_Moments.mp3Subscribe: iTunes |...

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PCL 06: Shifting Rhythms

Tom Shefchunas, Middle Director and co-author of LeadSmall joins Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to give some practical ideas for making the most of your family’s rhythm to connect with your kids. There are natural rhythms in your day when you can talk about faith with...

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PCL 05: Widen the Circle

Carey Nieuwhof and Reggie Joiner, authors of Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, talk about how to be intentional about widening the circle around your family and inviting other adults to invest in the lives of your kids. You shouldn’t parent alone, and you don’t have...

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PCL 04: Parent with the End In Mind

Jon Acuff, NY Times best selling author of Do Over, joins Reggie Joiner to talk about how to imagine the end as you lead your kids. Thinking about who you want your kids to become will help you make better parenting...

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PCL 03: Conversations to Fight For The Heart

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, joins Reggie Joiner to talk about the types of conversations that can help parents fight for the heart of teenagers.

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PCL 02: Kindness Matters

Greg Payne joins Parent Cue Blog authors Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to discuss why kindness matters and how to make it a priority in your...

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