Family Life

Help My Kids Caught Us Fighting | Parent Cue Blog

Character and Values | Family Life | Featured

Help! Our Kids Caught Us Fighting

If your kids have seen you arguing, they need to see you smiling and communicating in a healthy way, as well. Read More
Help, My Kid Is Mad at Me | Parent Cue Blog

Family Life | Featured | Mental Health

Help, My Kid Is Really Mad at Me

Anger can be an immediate response to something that feels threatening in the moment or it can build up over time. Read More

Family Life | Featured | Middle School (6th-8th) | School Life | Social Life

How to Apologize to Your Middle Schooler

When my daughter was in elementary school, she was perfect. Like, literally. She was respectful, obedient, hard-working, and kind. Enter middle school. I woke up to a different human being living in my house. All of a sudden she didn’t like anything… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | Featured | School Life

How to Help Your Kids Reach Their Full Potential Without Warping Their Identity

I think it’s safe to say most of us can remember a time or two million when our parents or another caring adult said or did something when we were younger that had a negative impact on our self-esteem. Lord knows I… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | Featured | Special Topics

Yes, They’re Mine: What Parenting Looks Like for Multi-Racial Families

“Are these your children?”   “Yes, they’re mine! I’m their mom and I’m so blessed!”  When you’re a multi-racial family, you get used to having interactions like this one. My husband and I are white and our three adopted children are Black. People… Read More

Family Life | Featured | Self Care

4 Ways to Fit Fitness Into Your Family in 2021

First, let’s go ahead and agree to let go of the “New year, new me” motto. We don’t need that kind of toxic positivity in our lives. The clock struck midnight, we all ugly cried our canceled plans, hopes, and dreams into… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life | Mental Health | Self Care

2021 Mental Health Goals for Every Parent

Last year did a number on us all, didn’t it? For parents, 2020 delivered a one-two punch: Work from home. Wear masks. Reduce your social circle. And do it all with little ones in tow.  You’re familiar with little ones, right?  They… Read More

Family Life | Seasonal

5 Ways to Prepare Your Kids for Fewer Gifts This Christmas

The last thing you want on Christmas morning is a disappointed kid, especially considering how difficult 2020 has already been. It’s been a year of postponements, cancellations—and, for many Americans—beaten-up bank accounts.  So if you know that Christmas is going to be… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | High School (9th-12th) | Special Topics

How Can I Get My High Schooler to Open Up to Me?

My husband and I have three children—ages 23, 21, and 18. One boy and two girls. And they all talk to us . . . a lot. We often get asked, “How did you get your kids to open up to you… Read More

Family Life | Mental Health | Seasonal | Self Care

The Newly-Single Parent Holiday Guide

First, let me say that getting separated or divorced just sucks. It does. Even if the dissolution of the relationship provides relief in many ways, it’s still deeply disappointing. Not to mention embarrassing.  I know zero people who get married and think,… Read More