DANE JACKSON
Student Minister
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Need ideas?  Need answers?  We’ve created this page for you!  Simply peruse the offerings each month. You’ll find frank discussions of sensitive topics, honest and helpful information, and guidance for raising your students with a solid spiritual foundation in today’s world. We also love to hear from you.  Click on the Parent Feedback link to let us know what is important to you and your student or if you have ideas about the Student Ministry.

Parent Resources

There are approximately 364 weeks from the time a student enters 6th grade until graduation, and moves on to whatever’s next. But each week in the life of a teenager is unique. They are constantly changing, going from phase to phase, season to season. And yet, we believe there is immeasurable potential tucked away in these early years of a person’s life. Rather than simply enduring these changes, we want to support you, as parents, along this timeline so you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence your student’s future.

New This Month

When we hear the word “initiation,” we might think of college fraternities, the military, and difficult physical challenges, but most simply, the act of initiation is to invite someone into a new way of living that will affect his or her future. Parents can actively create moments of initiation that will lead their children towards healthy growth and development.

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Mother’s Day got you stumped? Assemble your kid(s) and interview dad—or someone who has a mom-like role in their life. If you want, turn the living room into a talk show set and have someone ask the questions while someone else writes down the answers. Grab your phone and record it—and play a theme song! She doesn’t have to answer all of these. The goal is for you to get enough info to plan a Mother’s Day surprise. (If you think you know the answer to some of these, ask anyway. Her favorites may have changed.)

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Looking for more resources?  Check out the links below to go to a collection of additional resources.

Articles for Parents
  • Families Only Spend 37 Minutes Together a Day: Make Them Count READ
  • Parents Are Sacrificing Their Social Lives on the Altar of Intensive Parenting READ
  • Colorado boy dies after taking part in ‘blackout challenge’ READ
  • The Importance of Laughter for Your Student’s Stress Management READ
  • Growing Pains: Why Covid’s Disruptions Take a Heavy Toll on Teens READ
  • How Easter Gives Us Hope in the Midst of a Pandemic READ
  • I Was Constantly Arguing With My Child. Then I Learned the “TEAM” Method of Calmer ParentingREAD
  • There’s a Better Way to Parent: Less Yelling, Less Praise READ
  • A Psychotherapist Says the Most Mentally Strong Kids Always Do These 7 Things—And How Parents Can Teach Them READ
  • Our Disappearing Attention Spans READ
  • Why Are We Obsessed With Our Teenage Music? READ
  • What the GameStop Market Surge Teaches Us About Generation Z & Millennials READ
  • You’re Not Failing, You’re Just Overwhelmed READ
  • What To Do When You Feel Your Teen Starting To Slip Away READ
  • What’s it like for Gen Z? Teens talk growing up with COVID, divisive politics and violence in D.C. READ
  • Isolation during pandemic particularly tough for children, teensREAD
  • Redefine Valentine’sREAD
  • Teenagers can ‘catch’ moods from friends, study findsREAD
  • Unique Rest READ
  • Developing Character and Responsibility in Your TeenREAD
  • How Our Parenting Has Changed Over the YearsREAD
  • How to Recognize Worry and Help Children Cope with ItREAD
  • Parenting Children in the Age of ScreensREAD
  • How Remote Learning Has Changed The Nature Of School Bullying – READ
  • Teletherapy Meets Teens Where They Live: On-screen – READ
  • Your Kid Won’t Measure Up This Year And That’s Wonderful – READ
  • Three Ways to Know If Your Kid Is Dealing with Loneliness – READ
  • How To Help Kids Succeed In School During Pandemic – READ
  • 6 Ways To Help Your Kid Cope With Back-to-School Disappointment – READ
  • Chromebook Safety 101: 5 Easy Tips for a Better School Year – READ
  • Teens Struggle To Balance School, Family, Work Amid COVID-19 – READ
  • A Checklist For A Successful School Year – READ
  • 3 Ways To Survive The Back To School Season – READ
Parent Cue Podcast

Whether you’re dealing with a teething baby or a high schooler who won’t say a single word, you can identify with the challenges of parenthood.  As a parent, you have the tremendous task of instilling your kids with a moral compass to guide them through the rest of their lives.  With such an important responsibility, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed at times.

Parent Cue is a podcast designed to help parents do family better.  By combining influences, parents, and church leaders can understand how to accomplish more for the spiritual well-being of a child than either could individually.

The Parent Cue Podcast is available for download through iTunes and other music services or at PARENT CUE PODCAST.

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