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A must-listen for all parents!

By Aunt Ray-Ray - Mar 30 2019
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Great content for parents of children of all ages!

Really great stuff

By brittanycalifornia - Jul 14 2018
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Great tips for me as a parent! Keep them coming.

iTunes Ratings

136 Ratings
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117
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7
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A must-listen for all parents!

By Aunt Ray-Ray - Mar 30 2019
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Great content for parents of children of all ages!

Really great stuff

By brittanycalifornia - Jul 14 2018
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Great tips for me as a parent! Keep them coming.
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Rank #1: PCL 59: How To Talk To Your Younger Child

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Sarah Jensen, founder and educator of KIPP Memphis Preparatory Elementary School, shares her insight on how to effectively and supportively communicate with younger children in today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast.

YOUR CUE

  • Remember your kids are learning in every moment. You’ve had your chance to learn and form your own opinions, now it’s their turn. Your kid has only been on this planet for a few months, so they’re processing absolutely every experience. Give them the space to explore.
  • Take a step back and put yourself in their world. You might think you have the answer to the current problem, but your answer is likely one of many alternatives. Get on your kid’s level and try to see the experience from their view. In this way, you honor their feelings and they feel heard and supported.
  • Experience everything with your child. Instead of focusing on doing things for your child, try doing things with him or her instead. Be curious about them and play with them. Try to meet them where they are as much as possible.

EPISODE RECAP

Trying to communicate with your toddler or preschool-aged child often feels like running full speed into a brick wall, backing up, and doing it all over again. You want so desperately for them to understand the feelings they’re experiencing aren’t that big of a deal, but in the end, your kid’s even more frustrated and you find yourself looking at the clock wishing it was bedtime already.

What if we told you there was a way to not only communicate with your young child but also eliminate some of the frustration that comes along with getting through to them? You only need a few tools in your parenting arsenal to tackle this mission and the main one? Changing your perspective.

Managing your expectations

The way Sarah Jensen, founder and educator of KIPP Memphis Preparatory Elementary School, talks to and understands kids is nothing short of magical. She says the key to not losing your mind while trying to better communicate with your kid is to remind yourself they’re learning in every moment. It’s easy for parents to forget our children have only been on the planet for a few months, so they’re bound to react in a way we deem unnecessary. Instead, we should change our expectations of them.

And what about those times when our kid flings themselves to the floor in a fit of rage in the middle of Target and your reaction to their tantrum is more #parentingfail than #parentgoals? Sarah says we should look at these reactions from our kids as a good sign — they’re communicating with us (albeit loudly), which we should view as healthy and constructive.

Also in this episode, Sarah gives tips on how to communicate effectively while maintaining discipline, what common mistakes parents make when communicating with their kids, and how to build your child’s vocabulary so you can understand each other better. Tune in!

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Kids are brand new social beings who are learning in every moment.
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For a child, your voice will likely become their inner dialogue.
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“The way you speak to them is the way they’ll learn to talk to themselves, the way they’ll learn to talk to their future partner, the way they’ll talk to their best friend, and it’s the way they’ll make a friend.” —Sarah Jensen

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Feb 01 2018

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Rank #2: PCL 56: How To Parent Annoying Kids

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Josh Shipp, award-winning teen expert featured on MTV, CNN, and in The New York TImes, shares honest, helpful tips on how to parent effectively through some of your kids’ most annoying traits.

YOUR CUE

  • Make an honest effort to see the annoying trait positively. It may be hard in the moment, but remember the trait that annoys you most now will likely be what will make them a successful teen and adult. Pause and remind yourself this trait serves a purpose.
  • Nurture the annoying traits. Create boundaries and opportunities for your kids to express these traits in a constructive way.
  • Empathize with parents who are going through the same thing. The best thing you can say to a parent who is annoyed with their child is, “I understand.” Provide some perspective on how their child’s behavior will serve them well in the future.

EPISODE RECAP

Sometimes, kids are annoying.

Admitting that fact doesn’t make you a bad parent, but an honest one. Although you love your kids immensely, it’s difficult not to get overly frustrated and react when they’re pushing buttons you didn’t even know you had. On good days, you’re able to keep your eyerolls and sharp responses inside your head, but on bad days . . . well, we all have them.

Josh Shipp, a father to an eight-year-old son and six-year-old daughter, is all too familiar with annoying kid traits. His son is unbelievably persistent and his daughter is bossy and stubborn. He finds himself regularly annoyed with their behaviors.

But what if instead of getting angered by our kids’ behaviors, we look at them as traits that will help them grow into successful adults? In today’s episode, parents will learn:

Why it’s easy to empathize with a kid’s behavior if it’s similar to their own

  • How to see their kids’ annoying trait from a positive perspective
  • How to empathize with other parents
  • How to preserve annoying traits

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Annoying Traits  –  Strength in Disguise

Bossy  –  Leadership Defiant  –  Determined
Demanding  –  Assertive
Fearful  –  Thoughtful
Impulsive  –  Bold
Liar  –  Creative Writer
Loud  –  Confident
Manipulative  –  Negotiator
Mean  –  Powerful
Quiet  –  Learner
Stubborn  –  Persistent
Sensitive  –  Caring

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“What if a kid’s most annoying trait is their biggest talent in disguise?” — @JoshShipp
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What does it look like to both draw the line with a kid but point to another line available?
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“As adults, it’s easy for us to lose that sense of empathy with a child.” — @Kristen_Ivy
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Jan 11 2018

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Rank #3: PCL 68 [Dad Edition]: Parenting Teenage Sons

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Frank Bealer, executive director of leadership development at Orange, joins Carlos Whittaker and Jon Acuff to talk about parenting teenagers, parenting an adopted child, and other topics on today’s dad edition of the Parent Cue Live podcast.

YOUR CUE

  • Be a learner of your child. When it comes to encouraging your kid to do something they love, study them and ask them questions along the way—like whether they’re still enjoying themselves.. Be careful not to put them into the box you think they should be in—just when you’re starting to know your child, they often change. Be flexible.
  • Push through the discomfort. Sometimes, kids can be really honest about their thoughts on topics such as the opposite sex, and a lot of the time it can be uncomfortable for the parent. Try to hear them with an open mind and know they’re processing in real time according to their maturity level. Try not to be judgemental, and be grateful they feel open to let you in.
  • Save teachable moments for the appropriate time. As parents, it’s difficult to not turn every moment into a teachable moment for our kids. Remember, there is a time and place for everything, and sometimes, there’s a time and place to just have fun. Focus on building your relationship—the opportunity to teach your child those important life lessons will come.

EPISODE RECAP

Have you ever wondered how you’d handle your teenage son’s complete honesty about their thoughts on girls? Or what about when you want to encourage your kids to do something they enjoy at the moment without pressuring them to stick with it long after their interest in it has faded?

In today’s episode, we hear from Frank Bealer, a dad of four kids, whose ages range from 10 to 15, who is still very much in the trenches of understanding the ins and outs of parenthood. He’s joined with Carlos Whittaker, a dad of three, and Jon Acuff, a dad of two, and together they discuss:

  • What it’s like to adopt an older child and how it impacts the family dynamic
  • How to encourage your kids to do an activity they love without being too pushy
  • How to coach your kids through a shift in their environment and the social pressures that come along with it
  • How to be mindful of not favoring the dominant child
  • How to have uncomfortable conversations with your teenager

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“As soon as you feel like you have your kid figured out, you have a second one and realize, “I don’t know what I’m doing.” —@jonacuff
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“I’m struggling: When do you speak into the situation and when do you give them more room?” —@fbealer
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“[Our kids] are growing up in such a different world, where the ability to make a wider, far-reaching mistake is greater.” —@jonacuff
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Apr 05 2018

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Rank #4: PCL 47: How To Parent A Strong-Willed Child

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Sarah Bragg, a content director at Orange who has worked in student ministry for more than 15 years, shares her honest, heartfelt experience in parenting a strong-willed child in today’s episode.

YOUR CUE

  • Notice the good in your child, think of three things you’re grateful for in them, and recall the good memories you have with them to help make the phase a bit easier to handle.
  • Learn how to read your child and understand the ways your child perceives love from you and do them.
  • Remember who you are throughout the difficult journey of parenthood. Make self-care a priority and take time to recharge so you can be a better parent.

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EPISODE RECAP

There aren’t many words that fully describe what it’s like parenting a strong-willed child.

Difficult? Of course.
Infuriating? Always.
Isolating? Surprisingly so.

As a parent of a child who often argues every decision and pushes your every button, you’ve likely felt overwhelmed by the day-to-day tasks that lay ahead each day. How do you show love to a child who makes your life so hard? How do you parent with wisdom and grace when all you want to do is retreat to a silent place with your drink of choice in your hand?

Naturally unequipped

Sarah Bragg knows all too well the struggle of parenting a child with a difficult personality. The mother of two daughters, nine and seven, remembers being the perfect parent before her kids were born.

Once they arrived, that all changed. She was surprised by how unequipped she was to handle the difficulties of a child, her oldest, who seemed hard to parent from birth. She was angry at her daughter, angry at herself, and angry at all the parenting books that boasted easy solutions.

“Even when I gain little bits of wisdom about who she is, parenting is still hard,” Sarah says. “I fail way more than I succeed.”

The comparison trap in parenting

Sarah found herself, like many of us do, comparing her child and parenting styles to others. She started to gain her identity based on how her child would behave. She started thinking she wasn’t worthy, that she wasn’t enough, that she was a bad parent.

(Does this sound familiar?)

When these thoughts take hold, Sarah encourages parents to stop and notice the good in your child. She also suggests you remember the times when parenting wasn’t difficult, and remind yourself no matter how long this phase lasts, it truly is temporary.

How to keep your sanity

Remembering who you are, Sarah says, is the key to staying grounded when parenting is particularly difficult. Find the parts of you that make you special and do things that feed that side of you. Go on date nights, take quiet time to recharge, step away, even if for a little bit. Retrain the voice in your head to not respond to the guilt and shame of negative self-talk.

Most of all, be encouraged that you are not alone in parenting a strong-willed child — there are so many like you experiencing the same things you are now. Find them, seek comfort in them, and know you are just what your child needs.

QUOTES IN THIS EPISODE

“Two of the most powerful words in the English language are, “Me, too.” – @sarahwbragg
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“No matter how long this phase is…it’s still just a phase.” – @sarahwbragg
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“Comparison is the thief that robs the joy out of parenting.” – @sarahwbragg
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Oct 19 2017

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Rank #5: PCL 54: How To Teach Emotional Intelligence To Your Kids

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Sofia Dickens, creator of EQtainment and the Q Wunder show and app, shares her important findings on how our kids’ emotional intelligence directly affects their success as adults in today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast.

YOUR CUE

  • Make waiting a part of your kid’s everyday life. Patience is a learned skill. Factor in ways to make your kid practice waiting calmly.
  • Teach them to distract themselves. Help your kid think creatively during waiting times through fun songs and games.

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EPISODE RECAP

Ask any parent how they measure their kids’ success and they’ll likely mention something related to their development or academic achievements. Sofia Dickens, a mother of four and founder of EQtainment and the Q Wunder show and app, challenges us to define success by something simpler: Our kids’ social and emotional skills.

A former student at Harvard, Sofia spent years studying emotional and social development. Using the 40-year research lead by Daniel Goleman, she learned social and emotional skills have a greater impact on life’s success than anything we teach our kids.

“We spend so much time toiling over the academics and stressing about all the things our kids can learn when it’s much more simpler than that,” Sofia says.

She looked for tools she could use to strengthen her kids’ social awareness, creativity, and focus and didn’t find much, so she used the concepts and ideas she studied in school to create EQtainment, which helps develop children’s social and emotional skills through games, books, and their Q Wunder show and app. The company focuses on equipping parents to nurture their kids’ sense of responsibility, manners, and empathy.

Controlling impulses

The secret to your kids growing up to become successful adults is their ability to distract themselves, Sofia shares. How effectively your kids are able to control their impulses and emotions is a clear indicator of what type of adult they’ll be.

You might be thinking your kid isn’t wired that way, that they’re just the impatient type. Instead of labeling your kids, think of them as coachable, Sofia tells us.

“Impulse control isn’t something that you are necessarily born with, but something that can be taught.”

QUOTES IN THIS EPISODE

“We spend so much time toiling over the academics and stressing about all the things our kids can learn when it’s much more simpler than that.” —Sofia Dickens

“Impulse control isn’t something that you are necessarily born with but something that can be taught.” —Sofia Dickens

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Dec 07 2017

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Rank #6: PCL 38: How to Be More Present with Your Kids

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Parents are busy these days, and we keep getting busier. Though we want to connect with our kids, our demanding schedules make it hard to know how to be present with them consistently. Kara Powell, director of Fuller Youth Institute, shares how to have quality time and focus on our kids even in the midst of busy schedules. Because the way we are present for our kids through their life is an important part of who they become.

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YOUR CUE

  1. This week, look out for the opportunities where your kids are already leaning in and already responsive. Use those moments as a starting point. Talk and ask questions about things they are passionate about or do something with them they enjoy doing. If it doesn’t go well (or even if it goes super well), keep trying!
  2. Find a close friend you can talk to about their perception of how you’re connecting and being present with your kids and your family. Be open to their feedback.

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family The Phase Guides

QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE

“Guilt is not helping you become a better parent.” – @Kristen_Ivy
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Relationship happens when you make a commitment to look for the everyday opportunities to connect.
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Aug 03 2017

32mins

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Rank #7: PCL 34: Using Play to Teach Your Kids Life-Changing Values

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Courtney DeFeo, author of In This House, We Will Giggle, shares how to teach your kids life-changing virtues by doing anything but lecture them. She encourages parents to instead tap into a kid’s love of play and have some lighthearted family fun. When kids are having fun, they don’t even have to know they are learning. Courtney is full of creative ideas on how to get the fun flowing to make a lasting difference in your family.

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Courtney DeFeo’s Book

In This House, We Will Giggle
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2 Things Every Home Needs: Virtues and Laughter
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You aren’t supposed to BE Jesus for your kids. You’re supposed to SHOW them Jesus.
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Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the virtues you already see in your kids.
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Jun 08 2017

28mins

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Rank #8: PCL 67: How to Help Your Kids Resolve Conflict

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Founder and CEO of The reThink Group, Reggie Joiner, joins hosts Kristen Ivy and Carlos Whittaker to discuss how to help kids resolve conflict properly in today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast.

YOUR CUE

  • Talk about difficult issues in a non-confrontational setting. Sometimes tough conversations are better received when they’re not happening in a formal setting. Create a moment or environment to have this conversation during a car ride, a bike ride, or a hike.Write it down. Encourage your kids to write down what they’re thinking, especially if they’re not very verbal. Sometimes kids (and adults, too) find it easier to express themselves in ways other than talking.Learn to ask the right kinds of questions. The right kinds of questions give your child the freedom to express themselves. Asking questions such as, “What did I do to make you feel that way?” and “Are there things you wish were different that we can work on together?” show you are considering their feelings.

EPISODE RECAP

As much as we’d like to enclose our kids in a protective bubble and keep them away from all conflict, the reality is, we can’t do that. Conflict is a very real part of life and it’s something kids experience quite early.

As parents, it’s our responsibility to equip our kids with the life skills to handle life’s challenges properly. One of the most important lessons we can teach our kids, then, is how to resolve conflict well. If you think about it, poor conflict resolution is at the heart of many adult issues. If we teach our kids to resolve conflict in a peaceful way now, we could help them avoid some big heartache later on.

The important key to conflict resolution

Before we go any further, know one thing: Conflict is healthy. Now, most of us might cringe at the thought of something so uncomfortable being healthy based on our past experiences, however, it’s important for you to embrace this idea when approaching the topic with kids.

Now that we’ve embraced the healthiness of conflict, let’s dive right in: How in the world are we supposed to help our kids handle conflict well?

The first step is teaching our kids how to listen. There’s an old phrase that says, “We have two ears and just one mouth for a reason.”

“The power of listening could be a key in how we resolve conflict and that’s going to be learned first at home with a parent,” Reggie Joiner says.

Intentional listening is what parents should aim for. This means you’re not formulating a rebuttal in your mind when your kid is talking, but truly listening to them instead. If your child is having trouble expressing himself or herself, maybe that’s a cue that you need to switch up the environment, having the important conversation during a car ride or a hike, or ask them to express their feelings through writing or drawing a picture (for younger kids). When your child feels heard by you, you are creating a safe space for them to keep the conversation going.

Tune into the podcast to hear even more helpful tips and pieces of wisdom about conflict resolution from Reggie, Kristen Ivy, and Carlos Whittaker.

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Kill The Spider by Carlos Whittaker

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““If our kids don’t learn how to do conflict resolution, they’re going to grow up with a long list of broken relationships.” —@kristen_ivy
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““The power of listening could be key in how to resolve conflict and that’s learned first at home with a parent.” —@reggiejoiner
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“The definition of peace is proving you care about each other more than winning the argument.” —@reggiejoiner
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“Fun authenticates forgiveness.”—@reggiejoiner
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Mar 29 2018

29mins

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Rank #9: PCL 49: How To Pass On Big Faith To Our Kids

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Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, joins us on today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live Podcast to talk about how parents can share a big faith in a big God with their kids.

YOUR CUE

  • Focus on one big idea for the month to reinforce your faith in God. Invite your children into the process of something you’ve been bringing to God. Pray together and talk about ways God is working on that big idea or challenge.
  • Be in awe of God. Your children are watching and learning by the things you do. Show them your wonder of God and how big He is.

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EPISODE RECAP

As Christian parents, we often have an added sense of weight on our shoulders in the upbringing of our children. Not only do we have to worry about our kids’ mental, physical, and emotional development, we also have the added challenge of nurturing the growth of our children’s faith. Overwhelming, right?

But Louie Giglio challenges us to think about this responsibility from a new angle: Instead of focusing on educating your children on the vastness of God, why not show them instead?

Kids rarely remember what their parents teach them, but they hardly forget what they see their parents do. It’s the tiny moments kids observe in the lives of their parents, Louie says, that will matter most to them as they grow older. Your challenge now is to show them your awe of the bigness of God right where you are — whether you’re in the carpool line or in your home office.

Living out our faith as parents, the good and the bad parts, will reinforce in our children that perfect parents on Earth don’t exist, but we have a perfect Father Who sees them, Who knows them, and Who desires to have a personal relationship with them.

To help grow kids’ faith and bridge the gap between God and science, Louie has written a devotional, Indescribable: 100 Devotions For Kids About God And Science. The book combines two of Louie’s popular messages, “Indescribable” and “How Great Is Our God” to reveal the the majesty of God’s creation with scientific findings, photos, and illustrations. We’ll be giving away one copy of the devotional to one lucky winner. Head over to our Instagram account to learn how to enter!

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“The memory may be even more important than the lesson.” — @louiegiglio
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God is knowable. He’s approachable. He’s someone you can have a relationship with.
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“You don’t have big faith unless there’s a big God.” — @louiegiglio
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Nov 02 2017

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Rank #10: PCL [Bonus]: The Silent Pain of Pregnancy Loss

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In honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, special guests, Lauren Terrell and Leah Jennings, share their personal stories of miscarriage and stillbirth on today’s bonus episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast.

YOUR CUE

  • Give grieving mothers safe place to process and feel every emotion. If you haven’t personally experienced pregnancy loss, it’s difficult to explain the rush of emotions a mother feels during this time. Let her process her feelings with limited questions and ample time.
  • Don’t have any expectations of them. Most mothers tend to be in an emotional and mental fog during this moment in their lives. Be patient with them.
  • Be what they need. What a mother needs most from you during this time is whatever they ask for, whether it’s a cook, a housekeeper, or a silent supporter. If they need something more from you, trust they will ask. Keep them uplifted in prayer.

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EPISODE RECAP

When Lauren found out she was pregnant for the second time, she was so elated, she quickly started brainstorming nursery themes. Five weeks later, she noticed signs she was miscarrying her unborn child, but dismissed them. Her first pregnancy was perfect. A miscarriage couldn’t really happen to her, could it?

Leah’s unexpected pregnancy story looked differently from Lauren’s. Still a newlywed and in a new town away from her support system, the idea of having a baby at the time was an unwelcome surprise. So when she started to miscarry her first child, she was surprised by the extreme feelings of grief and guilt that she felt.

Pregnancy loss is one of those topics people either tiptoe around or silently keep wrapped in a layer of sadness and shame. And although it’s a terrible thing, talking about the unfortunate, yet common life event, can serve a greater purpose, offering hope and assurance that women who suffer this loss are not alone.

Quiet guilt

Lauren was surprised by the amount of grief she felt with her miscarriage. It felt strange to feel so emotional about an early pregnancy loss. But when her third pregnancy ended in the stillbirth of her 23-week-old daughter, she felt like she had permission to truly grieve.

She shared the news of her loss on Facebook. The outpouring of support and stories from women who had also suffered pregnancy loss kept coming. Though the stories were different, there was a common theme among them—many of the women had never shared with anyone their pregnancy loss stories.

Why?

For many women, pregnancy loss is laced in shame and embarrassment. Leah felt the same way.

“You feel broken,” Leah says. “You feel like you can’t do the one basic function the Lord gave you. It’s a quiet guilt we all have.”

How to be supportive

When someone else is grieving, humans have a desire to make them feel better or fix the situation. But moms who suffer pregnancy loss and stillbirth don’t need fixing. What was helpful to both Lauren and Leah were the friends and family members who let them express their emotions in their own time and way.

Another important way to support someone going through pregnancy loss is to limit your expectations of them. Instead, ask them what they need, and let them know you’re available to them if, or when, they want to talk.

Finally, remember a woman who has suffered pregnancy loss is mourning the loss of her child and the future she envisioned. Everyone’s grief looks differently.

“Whether you planned it, whether it was a surprise the night before, it doesn’t matter. This is still your child,” Lauren shares.

QUOTES IN THIS EPISODE

[Pregnancy loss] is a quiet guilt we all have. — Leah Jennings

Whether you planned it, whether it was a surprise the night before, it doesn’t matter. This is still your child. —Lauren Terrell

I don’t think anyone should compare grief. Every loss is unique. Every story is unique. — Lauren Terrell

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Oct 24 2017

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Rank #11: PCL 35: Are Your Kids on Track?

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Family counselors David Thomas and Sissy Goff unpack a few ideas in their latest book Are My Kids On Track about how parents can help their kids reach emotional, social, and spiritual milestones through careful guidance. Addressing the differences between boys and girls, they discuss how parents can help kids develop into resilient and resourceful adults, and become comfortable in the process of growth.

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YOUR CUE

Have a conversation with your kids this week and help them name and rate their emotions on a scale from 1 to 10. Depending on what emotions they battle the most, ask what would make them feel angry, anxious, or sad at the highest level 10.

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Are My Kids on Track?: The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach

David and Sissy’s Blog – Raising Boys & Girls

A Counselor’s Response to 13 Reasons Why

QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE

Help your kids develop an emotional vocabulary. Help them find words to define how they feel.
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The goal in parenting isn’t perfection, it’s progress.
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Boundaries create security for kids. They make them feel safer.
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We’re so busy being our kids’ resources they don’t develop resourcefulness.
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SISSY GOFF

Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP spends most of her days talking with girls and their families, with the help of her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese. She has worked as the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee since 1993, with a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Sissy is the author of eight books including her newest book, Are My Kids on Track?, as well as Raising Girls.  Read more from Sissy at www.raisingboysandgirls.com.

DAVID THOMAS

David Thomas, L.M.S.W., is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN, the co-author of six books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys and Intentional Parenting and a regular contributor to ParentLife magazine. He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, and three Wild Things (twin sons and a feisty yellow lab puppy named Owen). You can find David giving parenting tips on the BLOG at www.raisingboysandgirls.com.

CARLOS WHITTAKER

Carlos is an author, speaker, and content creator living in Nashville, TN with his wife Heather and 3 kids Sohaila, Seanna, and Losiah. He is addicted to social media, his wife’s enchiladas, and is determined to have his daughters teach him to land a backflip on the trampoline by the time he is 45. Find out more and read more from Carlos at carloswhittaker.com.

KRISTEN IVY

Kristen is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange, Director of The Phase Project, and co-author of Playing For Keeps and It’s Just a Phase – So Don’t Miss It. She combines her degree in secondary education with a Master of Divinity and lives with her husband, Matt, and their three children, Sawyer,  Hensley, and Raleigh, in Cumming, GA.

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Jun 22 2017

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Rank #12: PCL 69: How To Love Everybody Always

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Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author of Love Does, joins host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about his latest book, Everybody Always, and how showing immense patience can help us — and our kids — love others well.

YOUR CUE

  • Remember love is a sacrifice and commitment. Showing love to those who make it difficult on us is no easy thing. And if it’s your kids, it doesn’t make it any easier, but it makes the duty to show love even stronger. Remind yourself why you’re doing it — you’re showing them who God is through your love for them.
  • Instead of telling kids what to do, tell them who they are. There is no such thing as too much affirmation. Whatever your child believes about himself or herself is ultimately who they’ll become. Pour positivity into your child every chance you get.
  • Be present. The best way to show your kids how crazy you are about them is to be present. Be all in when you’re with them. Let them know they are a priority to you.
  • Surround your kids with community. Introduce your kids to your friends and start establishing with them the relationships that will help them be the best version of themselves.

EPISODE RECAP

There are some people who just rub you the wrong way, right? And since this is a safe space, let’s go ahead and admit one thing right now: Sometimes those people who get under our skin the most are the ones who call us mom and dad.

Our job as parents is to impart on our kids different life lessons that will help them become honest, kind, and hardworking people as they continue to grow older. The main lesson, though? Bob Goff says it’s to teach our kids to show immense patience to everyone, especially those we deem annoying at best, unlovable at worst. And it’s a lesson we as parents need to learn, too.

How to love when it’s difficult

It’s human nature to avoid people who make us feel uncomfortable, but Bob encourages us to give those people a second look. Those people, Bob says, aren’t really who they seem, but rather are reacting to an insecurity they have. It’s these people who deserve our patience, especially our kids.

One of the things I noticed about Jesus is He’s always seeing who people are becoming, not who they used to be,” Bob shares.

The key, then, is to focus on affirming your kids because who they listen to will ultimately be whom they turn out to be. Of course, this isn’t easy — especially when your kid doesn’t seem to be listening to a word you say. The secret: Be consistent and be present.

This is just the beginning of all the insightful knowledge Bob has to share. Hear even more helpful pieces of wisdom by tuning in to today’s episode!

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“Jesus is always seeing who people are becoming, not who they used to be.” — @bobgoff
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“Don’t try to figure out how to love people efficiently, figure out how to love them presently.”— @bobgoff
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Apr 12 2018

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Rank #13: PCL 37: How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

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In this episode, Dr. Jim Burns talks about how the types of friends our kids choose affects the direction of their lives. He gives some ideas on how parents can foster and coach healthy friendships.

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YOUR CUE

1. Ask your kids who 3 of their friends are
2. Find other kids your kids can be around who will be positive peer influences.

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QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE

Part of who your kids will become is who their friends are now.
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Your job isn’t to raise obedient children but to raise responsible adults who love God.
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Jul 20 2017

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Rank #14: PCL 93: When is the Right Time to Give My Kid a Cell Phone?

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YOUR CUE

Think preparedness over protection. Maintain the mindset that you’re preparing your child for technology versus protecting them from it. One day soon, your child will have free reign of technology without your guidance. You want to make sure your child is mature enough to handle that responsibility when they’re not with you. Have conversations with your kid about the good and bad sides of technology, and how its use (and overuse) can impact their lives..

EPISODE RECAP

The truth is, our kids will never know a world without technology in it, and at the heart of this constantly connected, ever-evolving world is the cell phone.

For some of us, the idea of giving our kids a cell phone seems a ways off, but the time is coming faster than you think. These days, kids are getting phones earlier and earlier, and with busy school and extracurricular schedules, sometimes a cell phone seems to be the only way parents can keep everything together.

So this week, we’re talking specifically about cell phones and how to introduce them to your kids (And here’s a hint: You need a plan). When you give your kid a cell phone, everything changes and some important conversations need to be had in hopes your children handle this new responsibility with maturity. With a phone in their hands, our kids’ worlds instantly expand, letting in the good and not so good parts we’ve tried to shelter them from.

Today, we hear the wisdom of Kara Powell, executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, and Tom Shefchunas, a former coach, teacher, and principal who has worked with students for more than 20 years. Kara talks to listeners about her personal experience of when she and her husband gave their kids a cell phone, the boundaries they set around its use, and the good sides and downsides of introducing a new cell phone user into the family. Tom gives us his perspective on cell phones as a dad and someone who has led middle schoolers during the height of smartphone usage, how to prepare yourself as a parent as you enter this new phase, and signs to look for to know if your child is ready for the responsibility of a cell phone.

If you’re in the stage right now with your kids, you’ll want to take a listen to this week’s episode, and if you’re not quite there yet, grab your pen and notebook and get ready to take some notes — you’ll be here sooner than you think!

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Nov 29 2018

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Rank #15: PCL 43 [Dad Edition]: What Fatherhood Looks Like In Different Seasons

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Jeff Henderson, co-founder of Champion Tribes and lead pastor of Gwinnett Church, along with author and speaker, Jon Acuff and Carlos Whitaker, talk about what fatherhood looks like through all the phases in a child’s life in today’s episode.

YOUR CUE

  • Encourage your kids to serve others, which will help expose them to the real world and enhance their world view.
  • You can’t control what decisions your children make as they get older, but you can encourage them along the way.
  • Be deliberate about the time you have to spend with your kids.

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EPISODE RECAP

Fatherhood looks differently as your kids enter and exit different phases of their lives, but one thing remains true through it all: Fatherhood presents a unique opportunity to speak life daily into your kids. Jeff, a father of two, Jon, a father of two, and Carlos, a father of three are all in different phases of fatherhood, and together, the three discuss:

  • How to encourage your kids to involve themselves in the right circles and how you can control the things you can and encourage your kids through the situations beyond your control (6:14)
  • How to model friendships for your kids through purposeful interactions and being comfortable with your kids confiding in someone other than you (12:32)
  • How to be intentional with the time you have together (15:01)
  • What it’s like to grow up with a parent in ministry and the various opportunities for growth (19:55)
  • How to navigate your kids’ faith through tension-filled times (25:00)

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“There is a lot of responsibility in fatherhood, but we can’t lose our fun.” – @JeffHenderson
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“Control the situations you can and talk through the situations that you can’t.” – @jonacuff
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“You want to have another adult voice speaking into the life of your kids.” – @JeffHenderson
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Sep 21 2017

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Rank #16: PCL 88: What Every Son Needs to Hear from His Father

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  • Tell your son, “I love you.” This may seem a bit superfluous, especially if you’re the type to express your love often, but sometimes we all need a little reminder. Many parents of today were raised by fathers who didn’t hear they were loved very often, and habits are often passed down through the generations. This is the single most important thing your son needs to hear from you, so say it often. They need to know they are loved, respected, and cherished at all times.
  • Get to know your kids’ love language. It’s one thing to tell your kid you love them, and it’s another to show them. Take Gary Chapman’s “The Five Love Languages” quiz to determine how your son interprets love and act accordingly.
  • Parent in the small moments. Use meal times, car ride times, and bedtimes to pour into your son emotionally, asking questions and speaking truth over their lives. As your son gets older, the moments of heartfelt conversations may be few and far in between, so use these moments to get in some quality time.

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Everyone needs a hero, and for boys—especially those who are middle school aged—their dad has the potential to be their greatest hero of all, guiding and shaping the way they will ultimately view manhood.

If this sounds like a heavy responsibility, it’s because it is—the middle school years have proven quite critical, especially for boys on the horizon of manhood. They’re asking serious questions about their identity and forming bonds with others who will ultimately play a part in who they will become. But it’s also a time when boys at this age begin talking less and creating more distance between themselves and their parents. So what’s a parent to do?

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Nick Salyers is a co-founder of Champion Tribes. This is a program that equips fathers with the necessary tools they need to position themselves as not only their son’s most trusted ally but to also include a group of trusted mentors to guide sons along their journey toward manhood.

Though Nick isn’t a dad, he is the product of an intentional father, David, who leaned into their relationship even further when Nick was 12 years old. Now 24, Nick shares some of the moments that stick out to him most and discusses the lasting impact those moments left on him even through adulthood.

Many fathers today can’t remember a time when their own fathers told them or showed them how much they meant to them. But that’s what’s missing, Nick says. We need more fathers today who will continuously remind their sons of their love for them. If fathers start a new trend in this way, Nick explains, fathers can tap into their potential to shape the next generations to come.

You don’t want to miss this important episode. In it, Nick shares just how important mentors are to the process of raising boys, why rites of passage should be extended to the transition from boyhood to manhood, and the exact thing every son should hear from his dad. And as a special treat, we’re giving away a Champion Tribes program to one lucky listener!

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Oct 25 2018

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Rank #17: PCL 39: Parenting Boys During the Middle School Years – What To Know and What To Do

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Jeff Henderson, lead pastor of Atlanta-area Gwinnett Church joins us to talk about how parenting boys during the middle school years, ages 11-14, is critical to establishing a sense of self-worth and confidence.

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YOUR CUE

  • Look for ways to encourage your child and tell them how much you believe in them.
  • Pay attention to clues of God’s will in your child’s life and make them aware of those clues.
  • Before the middle school years arrive, make mental notes of other adults you want to influence your child’s life.

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  • The middle years, ages 11-14, is a critical time in a child’s life because according to research, he or she is growing up faster due to technology. Children are seeing and experiencing more — instead of learning life’s lessons from older siblings, they’re learning from Google and social media.
  • If a parent lets this phase slip by without being intentional about it, they’ll see the effects during the high school years.
  • Parents must be intentional to seize opportunities, create moments, and leverage conversations with their middle schoolers.
  • If a son does not receive affirmation from his dad, he’ll grow up seeking affirmation in all of the wrong places.
  • A young man can start living from their father’s affirmation instead of for their father’s affirmation. This creates a grounding force in a man’s life.
  • When Jeff’s son, Cole, was a middle schooler, Jeff and his friend, David Salyers, created the Champion Tribes, a group-based program consisting of five to seven dads with sons between the ages of 11-14. The program exists to help fathers lean into this critical developmental stage, guiding fathers through important conversations about confidence, humility, financial freedom, etc. The program includes a Champion Kit, which includes gifts that reinforce important lessons, and an app.
  • There needs to be a moment in time when a young man can look back on a time he received his father’s affirmation.
  • You can improve the world one father and son at a time if fathers affirm their sons consistently.

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During the middle school years, a parent’s role shifts from caretaker to coach.
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Aug 17 2017

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Rank #18: PCL 55: How To Slow Down

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Contemporary Christian musician, songwriter, and author, Nichole Nordeman, talks about her viral song, “Slow Down,” and the relevant message behind it in today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast.

YOUR CUE

  • Make the most of the moments you have. Try not to micromanage moments, and refrain from creating moments without meaning behind them, especially during the holidays.
  • Find your tribe. Parenthood is hard enough, and even more difficult without support. Find people you trust and be vulnerable with them about what you’re going through.
  • Do an act of self-care every day. You can’t serve others well if you’re not serving yourself. Take some time every day to do something that helps you recharge.

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EPISODE RECAP

Do you remember where you were when you first saw Nichole Nordeman’s “Slow Down” viral music video (if you haven’t seen it yet, take a moment and watch it here)? You were likely in the thick of parenting, surrounded by toppling piles of unfolded laundry, a full sink, and a kid who desperately needed your attention. And in that moment, clarity hit you in the chest: Time is passing so incredibly quickly, and if you don’t take time to take it all in, you’ll end up missing most of it.

Although the song happened nearly by accident — Nichole was asked to write and perform a song at the fifth-grade graduation of her son, Charlie — its message convicted hearts all over the world. As parents, it’s so easy for us to get caught up in the daily tasks, especially during the holiday season. In today’s podcast, Nichole talks about:

  • How to be present in every moment, even the messy ones
  • What bravery means in the face of parenthood
  • What new moms face
  • How to find your support system

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  • In most moments of my life with my children, I have to ask myself, “What is my motivation here?” —Nichole Nordeman
  • Children need to see strong women committed to the holistic care of their mind, body, and spirit. —Nichole Nordeman
  • Do one nice thing for yourself and don’t apologize for it. Watch how it trickles down into your kids’ understanding that you’re a strong, whole, healthy woman. —Nichole Nordeman

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Dec 14 2017

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Rank #19: PCL 40: Why You Need to Talk About Race With Your Kids

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Latasha Morrison, the founder of Be The Bridge, says reconciliation in a racially divided country begins with conversations at home. In today’s episode, she’ll share how you can start equipping your children to start the work of racial unity.

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YOUR CUE

  • Create a safe space at home to foster conversations about race with your children in a kid-friendly way.
  • Ensure your relationships model an appreciation for diversity.
  • Expose your children to various cultures through diverse toys, books, and environments.

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God is at work in every culture, every ethnicity, and every race.
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You can’t reconcile what you don’t recognize.
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When it comes to race, don’t teach color blindness — the intent is good, but the impact is bad.
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EPISODE RECAP

Now is the time to start having conversations with your kids about racial unity and equality.

Each day, we’re faced with a sad, difficult-to-swallow truth: Our unity with one another is broken. We know the answer is Jesus, so why is it so for us to come together?

Eighty percent of what kids learn is from their parents, so that means there’s an increased likelihood they’ll inherit our fears, anxieties, biases, and prejudices. The media is filled with examples of a lack of awareness, acknowledgment, and forgiveness when it comes to racial diversity. Unfortunately, many of us have long taken a “Nothing is broken and everything is fine” approach to this growing tension.

That’s why conversations need to start right now with your children. Talk about race in an age-appropriate way. Remind your children that although God created us to look differently, He loves us all the same. And He wants us to love everyone like He loves them.

If we want to live authentically in the fullness of God’s love, we have to step over racial divides, acknowledge God’s creativity in all things, and seek to mend broken relationships. We can start working toward racial unity by having conversations and teaching our children about race and equality.

Start the conversation by embracing the way your child thinks.

Kids inherently think in categories, so help them understand what ‘ethnicity’ is in the context of God’s creation of nations, tribes, and different races they notice each day. Teach your kids to acknowledge racial differences through positive, beautiful words.

If you don’t understand ethnicity enough to explain it to your children, start researching for yourself first. Also, take a look at your own friendships — do your relationships model the mosaic of God’s creation? If not, perhaps diversifying your friendships is the first step.

Be intentional about exposing your kids to various ethnicities and experiences. Buy toys of different ethnicities, read books that have characters that look different from them, and let them visit different churches that are diverse so they can interact with kids who look nothing like them.

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Aug 22 2017

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Rank #20: PCL 45: How To Find God In Motherhood’s Mundane Moments

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Singer/songwriter Christy Nockels talks to mothers about how to change their perspectives on motherhood’s menial tasks in today’s episode.

YOUR CUE

  • Fill up spiritually first. Before your day gets busy, take some alone time to connect with God through prayer, journaling, and music.
  • Embrace God may want to speak to you through these seemingly mundane moments and open your heart and mind to receive His wisdom.
  • Create a family playlist of songs so you can discuss the themes together.

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EPISODE RECAP

Moms often feel overstretched. They want to be everything for everyone — the perfect mom with endless amounts of patience and the attentive wife with unlimited support, all while maintaining the household with poise and grace. Unfortunately, ‘grace’ isn’t the word many would use while changing the 10th diaper of the day or washing intricately-designed sippy cups.

Christy Nockels remembers those feelings when her kids were toddler age more than 15 years ago. Couple that with her music career’s demanding travel schedule and she felt overwhelmed by the pace. But it’s usually during those moments, the moments when you’re at the end of your rope, when God speaks to your heart.

The hard part of sacrificing

Christy remembers fighting with God when He placed the urging on her heart to put motherhood before her career. He gently reminded her this was an area of her heart He wanted to change and for her to trust Him.

“I had an Abraham and Isaac moment of laying something down, and that was my career,” Christy shares. “He literally asked me to lay my career down for motherhood.”

Though it was one of the hardest things she’s had to do, Christy now sees God’s faithfulness as He reordered her steps and priorities.

Finding God in the mundane

For the mom who feels pinned under the responsibilities of motherhood, Christy has some wisdom for your heart:

“We think the menial and mundane tasks are the things we have to drudge through to get to the glorious things,” she says. “But the glory is in those tasks if we’re really brave to see it.”

The mother of three encourages mothers to slow down instead of rushing to get beyond this season and be comforted by the truth that God will shape your heart in these moments, and one day, you’ll be able to speak life into other mothers who will one day experience the same things you are right now.

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CHRISTY NOCKELS

Christy is a wife, mother, singer, poet, songwriter and podcast host. She has long had a huge appreciation for music and it’s role it plays in the kingdom of God. As a worship leader for many years, she has been an integral part of Passion Conferences. A pastor’s kid, who was born in Fort Worth and raised in Oklahoma she’s seen first-hand music sweep people into the presence of God in a powerful way.

KRISTEN IVY

Kristen is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange, Director of The Phase Project, and co-author of Playing For Keeps and It’s Just a Phase – So Don’t Miss It. She combines her degree in secondary education with a Master of Divinity and lives with her husband, Matt, and their three children, Sawyer,  Hensley, and Raleigh, in Cumming, GA.

CARLOS WHITTAKER

Carlos is an author, speaker, and content creator living in Nashville, TN with his wife Heather and 3 kids Sohaila, Seanna, and Losiah. He is addicted to social media, his wife’s enchiladas, and is determined to have his daughters teach him to land a backflip on the trampoline by the time he is 45.

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Oct 05 2017

33mins

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