Category: Podcast

PCL 35: Are Your Kids on Track?

Family counselors David Thomas and Sissy Goff unpack a few ideas in their latest book Are My Kids On Track about how parents can help their kids reach emotional, social, and spiritual milestones through careful guidance. Addressing the differences between boys and girls, they discuss how parents can help kids develop into resilient and resourceful adults, and become comfortable in the process of growth.

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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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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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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 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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