Character and Values

Character and Values | Imagine The End

PCL 24: Generosity

Jon Williams (father, actor, and writer), Kristen Ivy, and Reggie Joiner sit down and talk about how practicing generosity with your kids has the potential to help them live richer lives. Listen to Parent Cue Live The Parent Cue Live podcast is available on… Read More

Character and Values

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 biggest… Read More

Character and Values

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… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | Fight For The Heart | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Middle School (6th-8th)

How to Build a Bridge Back to Your Kid After an Argument

The morning after an argument—for me, it’s when the reality sets in.  For some reason, I am wired to think more clearly in the morning. Coffee helps too.  In the morning, I can sort through how I feel. It’s when I can… Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Featured | Middle School (6th-8th) | School Life | Social Life

What to Do When You Notice Your Kid Is Struggling Socially

You might parent a social butterfly, able to befriend even the most unlikely of people. Perhaps you parent an introverted child who struggles to form friendships.  Regardless of personality, every child faces social challenges. That social butterfly? I’m guessing he or she… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | Featured

Left Out: How to Help Your Kid Through Heartbreak When They Weren’t Invited

We’ve all been there.  It’s the party that all your friends attended and you weren’t invited. It’s the time you got picked last for the basketball team. It’s that uncomfortable sense of not fitting in—whether it’s a one-time situation or an ongoing… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life

How New Dads Can Foster a Healthy Image of Beauty for Their Daughters

After becoming a dad to a daughter four years ago, I felt the heavy weight of being a positive male presence in her life. Growing up without my dad around very much, I am intimately aware of what comes with a dad’s… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | Fight For The Heart

How I Can Model Beauty to My Daughter

As soon as I learned I would be raising a daughter, I instantly became preoccupied with the concept of beauty.  Growing up, I was raised in a household where beauty was defined by three things: thinness, straight hair, and near-flawless teeth. Genetics… Read More

Character and Values | Fight For The Heart | Middle School (6th-8th) | Self Care

How We View Our Own Beauty Shapes How Our Daughters View Theirs

Jingly bracelets and gardenia perfume—I must’ve been about eight as Mom got ready for an evening out. I don’t know where they went, or how late they stayed out, but I do remember the mean things she said to herself in the… Read More

Character and Values | Middle School (6th-8th)

Helping Preteens Discover Courage

When we hear the word courage, we often think of these grandiose moments of bravery. Experiences like leaping off a high-dive, trying out for an ultra-competitive team, or taking your first step off a zip-line seem like the most appropriate ways for… Read More