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Phase

Life Maps

Every phase is a timeframe in a kid’s life when you can leverage distinct opportunities to influence their future. During each phase, there are critical conversations each child needs to… Read More
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High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Phase

Cell Phone Agreement

You’re about to take a big step with your kid. In this Cell Phone Agreement, we’ve put together some expectations for you and your kid to talk through—both for how/when… Read More

Conversation Guides | Featured | Phase | Special Topics

Sex Conversations Through the Phases

Is there any conversation that ranks higher on the awkward-o-meter than the sex talk with your kids? What about when you have to ask grandma to please stop kissing your baby’s hands because of the germ factor? Nope, not as awkward. Well,… Read More

Family Life | Featured | Phase

The Best Way to Communicate With Your Kid at Every Phase

One of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do in your parenting is learn how to communicate with your kid. Communication in and of itself has never been easy, but add an age gap, youthful angst, and a budding vocabulary, and… Read More

Character and Values | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Phase

Five Ways to Help Your High Schooler Find Their Purpose

How do we give our teenagers something to do—not just a list of things to stay away from? How do we give them opportunities to collaborate with their family, serve their community, and discover how God has uniquely wired them to influence… Read More

College and Young Adult | Featured | Imagine The End | Phase

They’re All Grown Up. Now What?

By: Charlie Conder   You parented your child for approximately 936 weeks from the day they were born until they graduated from high school. Welcome to week 937 and beyond.  It’s the beyond part for me. When high school graduation hits, you… Read More

Featured | Middle School (6th-8th) | Phase | School Life

Every Middle Schooler Is Asking You a Question. Do You Know the Answer?

You hear the door slam upstairs. Instead of being startled by it, at this point, it’s a well-known, yet unwelcomed sound around your home. Since your kid started sixth grade, they’ve been hard to get along with, hard to get through to.… Read More

Featured | Middle School (6th-8th) | Phase | School Life

4 Conversations to Have With Your Middle Schooler

Middle school is a huge transition.  It’s that time in life when your kid is stepping out of the relative comfort of elementary school and into those strange few years before high school.  It’s important to remember that the middle school years… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Featured | Phase

Welcome to Preschool: Making the Most of the “Why?” Phase

I’ve been asked some cringeworthy questions in my five years of being a parent. Add that with the fact that my daughter’s inside voice sensor seems to be broken (the faulty mechanics are hereditary) and I’ve been put in some pretty awkward… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Featured | Phase

The 6 Things Your New First-Grader Needs

Gone are the tear-stained eyes of a parent driving away on the first day of kindergarten.  Your little one isn’t so little anymore—he’s an experienced student settling into the world of elementary school as a first grader. Just like he reminded you… Read More