Recommended Blogs, Books & More


What is Parent Cue?
It is a blog. A cue. A prompt.

It’s not an encyclopaedia on everything you need to know. It’s not an exhaustive training course to make sure your kids “turn out” ok. It’s not a counselling hotline you can call when you have a help-I-can’t-believe-my-child-just . . .- crisis. This blog is a cue. It’s a prompt. 

Because really, we know you’re already incredibly busy doing all the things you should do to invest in your kids and to help them on their way to adulthood—and hopefully out of your house. 

But just because you are really busy doing great things doesn’t mean it’s easy to stay focused on what’s important. That’s where we come in. We want to make it easy for you to remember what’s important.

Kind words are cool

No matter the age or stage, kids are...hard.

But understanding their wiring might change the way you look at (and speak to) every child that crosses your path from this day forward.

Communication expert Kathleen Edelman has spent three decades helping grown-ups make sense of the kids around them. The result? Better behavior, better relationships. In this book and the six videos that go along with it, she'll do the same thing for you and the kids in your family, in your classroom, or on your team.

Leading at home

Do you want to raise kids who will want to be with you and each other when they no longer have to be?

Andy Stanley, senior pastor of North Point Community Church, a dynamic leader and multiple time speaker at the Global Leadership Summit, along with his wife Sandra chat about how as parents you have a unique leadership role at home and how you can make raising your kids more about the kind of relationship you want with them and less about how they behave.

This podcast is filled with easy, insightful and practical tips and tools on raising kids and leading well at home.

Parenting in the 21st Century

Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Community Church in the USA delves into a 4 part series to help parents raise their children in todays world...

Part 1 - Secret to Great Parenting
"Ideal can seem out of reach, and it sometimes feels easier to put it out of sight. Part of being a parent is to point our children toward the ideal, while at the same time navigating what is real."

Part 2 - The Patient Parent
"Moms and dads dream of a future where their kids become adults and still want to come home regularly to visit. As parents, there is something we can do to lay the foundation of that dream becoming a reality."

Part 3 - The Goal of Discipline
"When our kids mess up, our tendency is to take something away from them. However, punishment shouldn't be the end goal of discipline. Restoration should be."

Part 4 - What Love Requires of Parenting
"If your main goal is your kid's obedience, you're settling for something less than and you're setting yourself up to have anger stirred up regularly. Instead of obedience being the objective, there's a long-term target that will go a long way toward winning as a parent".

Parenting beyond your capacity

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity provides us with a practical and revolutionary approach to the responsibility most of us find daunting parenting. This book will equip you to be successful throughout your child's development.

In Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof help parents discover a bigger story in which to involve their family, one in which multiple influential voices combine in order to tell kids the same thing: that a relationship with God really matters.

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity can help parents establish a lifestyle in which they:
Invite others to invest in their children to help shape and determine the direction of their lives.
Create a culture of unconditional love to fuel the emotional and moral health of their children.

Tap into the power of quality moments together, building a sense of purpose through everyday experiences.

The Chat

Have you prepared yourself for the day your kids ask: "Where do babies come from?"

Talking to our kids about sex should not just be one awkward conversation we gear ourselves up for. Rather we need to see it as an amazing opportunity to build into the lives of our kids and equip them for the future.” – Christy Herselman (Author of Birds Bees and Destinies)

Raising boys by design

This unique resource combines the latest research in brain science with timeless truths from the Bible, offering parents a practical blueprint for raising their sons.

Packed with doable strategies and eye-opening examples of what’s really going on inside a boy’s brain, Raising Boys by Design offers a practical blueprint to help you build a HERO—one who values Honour, Enterprise, Responsibility, and Originality. Among other things, you’ll learn how to help your son:
  • strengthen his character, resilience, and self-discipline
  • nurture genuine compassion and empathy
  • process words and emotions in ways that fit his brain chemistry
  • succeed in school and hone crucial life skills
  • develop a healthy perspective of sexuality
  • avoid the pitfalls of media and technology
  • embark on a lifelong adventure of faith

What a girl needs from her mom

Mystified by the situations girls face today? 
There's a good reason, Mom. Our girls are growing up in a completely different world than we did. 

With keen insight and warm encouragement, Cheri Fuller shares how you can become a more welcome influence at every stage in your daughter's life. "How can I counter society's unhealthy messages about body image and sexuality? "How can I help my daughter (and me!) deal with her emotional ups and downs?" "What are the best ways to instil good values?" "How can I help her grow a firm faith in God?" 

Filled with trustworthy suggestions, this book will help you steer your daughter toward becoming a healthy, confident young woman. 

A former Oklahoma Mother of the Year, Cheri has worked with kids of all ages and is the executive director of the non-profit organisation Oklahoma Messages Project. She and her husband, Holmes, live in Oklahoma and have three grown children (a girl and two boys) and six wonderful grandchildren.