52 Dinner Discussions

Fun
1.If we could have any celebrity over for dinner whom would you want us to have over? Why
them? What do you think we would serve them? Why that?
2.If you could plan a dinner for our family at any location in the world, where would you plan it
and why?
3.If our family had our own cooking show on TV, what would be our specialties and style of
food?
4.What is one restaurant that we have never been to as a family that you would like to try
sometime?
5.If you could be any food item, what food item would be and why?

Parent Cue: Playing With Fire

REMEMBER THIS:


A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 

PROVERBS 15:1 NIV

 MORNING TIME


It’s easy to forget the power of our words—no matter how old we are! As your kids leave for school today, remind them to use their words to build someone else up. Tell them that you’re going to try and do the same thing, too!

 DRIVE TIME


Play song wars with your kids in the car this week! You pick the first song to play. Then, have your student pick the next one. Keep taking turns picking songs throughout your drive time, trying to top one another’s song choices as you go.

 MEAL TIME


When’s the last time your family intentionally encouraged each other? During a meal this week, make the time to do just that! Go around the table and have each person say one positive thing about the person sitting to their right.

 BED TIME


Share a story about a time that someone used their words either to wreck you or build you up. It’s important that your kids hear your stories so that they believe you can understand the way they feel right now.

All Access Believe Weekend Launch Party

Wednesday October 25 all Middle School and High School students will participate in the night.

LOCATION: Oakwood Student Pavilion

Schedule for the Night:

5:30pm  – IN PERSON SIGN UP BEGINS!!!! +Hangout and Food for students and parents
6:30pm  – Believe Launch Party Begins inside Pavilion
                – Worship
               – Extreme Bingo
               – Believe Weekend Challenge
7:30pm – Students are dismissed
WE ARE KEEPING THE LOW LOW FLASH SALE, SIGN UP NOW, GET THE PRICE EARLY BIRD RATE SIGN UP OPEN UNTIL 9:00pm
9:01pm – The SUPER DUPER LOW RATE ENDS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Hey Parents!

Don’t miss the ALL NEW Believe Weekend Launch Party!!!

5:30 opens the LOW LOW RATE OF $50 for first 50 sign ups and $60 for the night before costs go up at 9:01pm!

Believe Weekend is January 26,27,28.

We will launch our theme, give T-Shirts to the first 100 that sign up, and have some fun, interactive games for the students.

+ We will create a space and time for students to invite their friends to sign up for the LOW LOW price as welll!!! This could be a great way to INVITE an UNCHURCHED FRIEND!!!!

Measure Up Parent Cue

 MORNING TIME


Part of avoiding the comparison trap is celebrating the abilities and things that others have. One day this week, choose with your student someone that each of you will make a point of celebrating by paying that person a compliment, writing them a thank you note, or posting about their awesomeness on social media.

 DRIVE TIME


Sometimes the feeling of not measuring up can be so isolating. This week, take a few moments to tell your student about someone who you didn’t feel like you measured up to when you were in middle school—maybe it was a sibling, a classmate, or even a friend. Share a way that, looking back on it, you can see unique strengths and abilities in each of you.

 MEAL TIME


Comparison doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. At one meal this week, ask these Would You Rather questions (or make up some of your own!): Would you rather . . . Live in a place that’s always hot or always cold? Be able to run really fast or jump very high? Wear clown shoes or a clown wig every day for the rest of your life? Be able to play any musical instrument or be fluent in all languages?

 BED TIME


Your student has unique gifts, talents, and abilities, and they need you to tell them about the ways you see them excelling. One evening this week, tell your student something about them you’re proud of. Try to attach your statement to something that’s true of them every day, like “I’m proud of you for being kind,” or “I’m proud of how you make a point of speaking up for others.”


For more parenting resources visit www.ParentCue.org

Adolescence: A Season of Pressure

Doug FieldsAuthor of Intentional Parenting

On the outside, most young people seem happy-go-lucky, but inside each adolescent is a complex network of potentially explosive pressures. Adolescents with a strong parental and social support system are the least likely to experience the painful effects of the pressures they face. When parents become aware of the typical sources of pressure that kids face, they are better able to provide their kids encouragement and support. Here are five common pressures adolescents face:

1. The Pressure to be Perfect.
Teens repeatedly talk about their parents wanting them to be perfect, particularly in in the areas of behavior and school. No kid is perfect and when they fall short of their parents’ expectations, they feel more pressure.

2. The Pressure to Succeed.

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