Sometimes it’s hard to identify what you are feeling. Maybe you’re mad, but you’re also afraid. Maybe you’re happy, but feel a little guilty. The Feelings Wheel is a great resource to print out and stick on the fridge, and the next time your kid or teen needs a little help identifying what they feel, use it to help put words to the emotions.
21 Questions to Get to Know Your Kid or Teen
Your child is constantly changing. Their favorite shows, activities, foods, sports, friends—it all changes. Even what they dream about, what they want to be, and how they see the world is changing. Get to know who they are now in the phase of life they are in now with these sets of 21 questions for four different age groups: preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school.
Cell Phone Agreement
In this Cell Phone Agreement, we’ve put together some expectations for you and your kid to talk through—both for how/when they use their phone, and for how/when you use yours. And even if your kid has had a phone for a while, it’s never too late to talk about what a healthy relationship with their phone looks like.
Parenting in a Tech World
The mission of the Parenting in a Tech World course is to educate, empower, and remind you that at the end of the day, we could all use a little grace when it comes to navigating technology with kids. This course gives parents and caregivers strategies and insights to parent confidently in a technology-dependent world.
Included with the purchase of the course:
- Course information divided into 15 video sections that are about 10 minutes long each
- A digital workbook that walks you step by step through the course
- Discussion questions for parents and kids
- Action items you can incorporate into your family’s rhythm
- A technology contract for you and your child to plan next steps for technology use
Parenting with Mental Health in Mind
The Parenting with Mental Health in Mind: A Parent’s Guide for Every Kid course will help you learn the psychology of what’s going on in your kid’s brain and science-based, practical tools to help your kid navigate a mental health challenge. Upon completion of the course, you’ll feel empowered and equipped to meet your kid’s mental health challenges head-on and support them in the way they need most.
Included with the purchase of the course:
- Course information divided into 12 video sections
- A digital workbook that recaps the videos and key takeaways
- Discussion questions to encourage reflection for parents and caring adults
- A bonus resource, the Feelings Wheel, to help put words to your kid’s emotions
Preparing for the Unexpected
Parenting humans at any phase of life is filled with the unexpected. When kids are young, we can be surprised by a toddler who has learned to remove their own diaper… in public, or how artistically they can draw… on our kitchen walls. But as our kids get older, and the stakes get higher, sometimes the unexpected discoveries we make as parents may elicit fear, anger, or confusion as we try to guide our kid or teen toward a positive future.
This worksheet is intended to help you reflect and create a plan ahead of time for how you want to respond if you discover something you never expected.
Work Kids Can Do + Chore Chart
Want to prepare your kids for their future? Then give them something to do now that will let them feel a part of your house. Chores are a great way to introduce your kids to responsibility, show them what it means to be a part of a family, and prepare them for the future. Here’s a guide to some phase-appropriate tasks that kids of different ages can do. We’ve also included a blank chore chart you can fill out for your kid or teen to let them know you see how hard they are working.
Growth Mindset Chart
People with a growth mindset believe intelligence can be developed—like a muscle. Children with a growth mindset can exercise these muscles and learn to reframe challenges as opportunities to grow. This chart can help them focus on turning negative self-talk to positive phrases throughout their day and encourages your child to focus on what God thinks of them. Print it out and put it on the fridge or any place you and your child will see it regularly.
Phase Life Maps