Resources

MONTHLY AND WEEKLY RESOURCES

connect Sunday to what happens at home the rest of the week

Parent Cue Live Podcast

Parent Cue Live podcast

Hang Time

God Time Cards - Elementary

While the church and home both play a key role in the synchronized effort of teaching faith and character to kids, we think that each child has an equally important task of making their faith, and the development of that faith, their own. God Time cards are designed to help your elementary age child begin the habit of seeking after God on their own and personalizing their relationship with Him.

Parent Cue - All Ages

Use this tool to cue yourself to take time to talk to your kids this month about faith and character.

PARENT TOPICS

CELL PHONE CONTRACT

If you’re parenting older elementary students you’ve likely heard (or soon will), “all my friends have a phone.” While the decision of WHEN your child needs to have a phone is something unique to your household, we have a few helpful ideas on the HOW. (actually we have opinions about the when too, but for now we’re sticking with the how). Check out this cell phone contract to help teach your children responsibility with cell phones.

GET TECH HELP

"Parenting is hard. Tech doesn’t have to be.” This is the tag line of new website, iParent.tv, we came across. [http://iparent.tv/] Check it out for a very straight-forward look at all your kid tech and content questions.

SEXUAL INTEGRITY

The most important thing you can do when it comes to this topic is start talking…conversations through the phases. Start by listening to the March 2016 Parent Cue Live podcast. Next, check out these conversation guides:

PRESCHOOL

ELEMENTARY

MIDDLE SCHOOL (starting at grades 5/6)

Then look through some of these suggested books to foster conversations with your kids.

PRESCHOOL (up to age 5)

ELEMENTARY (up to age 8/9)

LATE ELEMENTARY/ EARLY MIDDLE SCHOOL (up to age 14)

PARENTS

SERVING: HELPING KIDS DISCOVER THEIR PLACE IN A BIGGER STORY

Serving others radically changes the course of a kid’s life, because it gives them a bigger—or more complete—picture of themselves, God, church and the world.

Here’s how that plays out in each area of a kid’s life:

THEMSELVES: As kids serve, they begin to discover their gifts and their individuality, and they begin to find a purpose. Somehow through serving, God begins to whisper to each student’s heart: “This is what I made you to do.”

GOD: Serving makes it so that kids come face to face with the merciful, restorative, compassionate love of God. As they see more of God, they begin to reflect more of Him.

CHURCH: As kids serve, they experience what it means to be the church by Participating with others who have different gifts and passions.

THE WORLD: Through serving, kids connect with a world that’s bigger than just their neighborhood. They become more aware of the needs of others. As their faith deepens, their empathy and compassion deepens too.

This is rich, priceless stuff. Check out some ideas to prompt your kids to think about serving in their phase.

PARENT CONVERSATION GUIDES