Category: Parent Cues

Parenting October 7, 2019

Parenting October 7, 2019

I saw a meme or post or something that said, ‘stop comparing your b reel to her highlight reel.’ That really resonated with me. Comparing our everyday reality to someone’s carefully chosen posts on Instagram or Facebook can be discouraging. If you’ve ever felt like like you are not doing enough as a parent or that you are not as good as another parent, we suggest reading this post by Brianna Bell at the New York Times.

Katherine Reynolds Lewis, a certified parent educator and author of “The Good News About Bad Behavior” contends that self-compassion is an important trait to exhibit as a parent. “Accept yourself and appreciate the way that you are and what that brings for your children,” she said. “Because if you don’t accept and love yourself, it’s harder to accept and love your kids when they’re flawed and imperfect.”

Journey to Courage – Parent Cue October 2019

Journey to Courage – Parent Cue October 2019

In a pivotal moment in a movie most dads would probably rather not admit seeing, the Prince of fictional Genovia has this advice for his daughter, the Princess (yes, as in Princess Diaries). On her sixteenth birthday, her father writes these words:

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on you’ll be traveling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey.”

Almost every boy and girl dreams of becoming a hero: a prince or princess, or a superhero. We all want to be part of a bigger story, something that matters. To do that doesn’t mean we need to be royalty or part of the Justice League, but it might require that we find some heroic qualities in our everyday lives . . .

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Stretching Faith

Stretching Faith

Faith is trusting what you can’t see because of what you can. My husband and I have learned over the course of our lives that God will provide in ways we need but don’t often predict. And when we wait on Him, the outcome is better than we can create on our own.

We want our kids to learn this same practice in their own lives. We want them to learn the practical application of trusting in what you can’t see because of what you can.

When we invite our kids to participate with us as we exercise our own faith, we allow them to take part in a story that helps them develop their own faith.

Where is God asking you to trust Him? How is He inviting you to trust what you can’t see because of what you can?

Read the entire story at parentcue.org

5 Parenting Principles -Parent Cue August 26, 2019

5 Parenting Principles -Parent Cue August 26, 2019

We think there are five principles that will help you as a parent navigate through a variety of different seasons. And that if you begin to instill them into your parenting, your relationship with your children, and with the other people they need in their lives, will move in a better direction to parent beyond your own capacity.

Check out the article here

Parent Cue Week of August 12, 2019

Parent Cue Week of August 12, 2019

What if instead of wanting obedience from your kids, we wanted obedience for your kids?

A shift in motivation takes the focus off the needs of the parent and places the focus back on best interests of the child.

After all, our kids grow up.

If you discipline with the motivation of wanting obedience for your child, you parent with the end in mind.

You realize that one day (soon) you’re not going to be there. Your control will be non-existent, and they’ll have to make all the decisions for themselves.

Parentcue.org offers a different perspective on obedience in this post. We all want well-behaved children. But what are your reasons? Is it for their sake or for yours? Is there a difference? Lots to think about here.

Parent Cue July 29, 2019 – A Checklist for a Successful School Year

Parent Cue July 29, 2019 – A Checklist for a Successful School Year

It may be hard to believe, but summer is almost over! Maybe that fact makes you want to burst into tears—alarm clocks, homework, and bus stops. Or maybe it makes you want to throw a huge party—no kids saying, “I’m bored!” or begging to go to the pool. Probably for most of us, it’s a mixture of both.

Either way, we want to help make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your family! Below is a checklist you can use as a guide to prepare for the coming school year.

Read more here at parentcue.org

Parent Cue July 22, 2019 – Write Your Own Narrative

Parent Cue July 22, 2019 – Write Your Own Narrative

Above all, I want them to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and let God shape their identity . . . whether that fits in a box or not.

This article from ParentCue.org talks about ‘personality profiles’ like RightPath and Golden Personality Profiler. I admit I haven’t heard of them. But I can also admit I’m guilty of putting my kids in a ‘box’. This post is a great reminder that who are children are is limitless.

Are you familiar with these ‘personality proflies’? What is your love language? I’d love to know! Share in comments below!