“It’s Just a Phase” – Launch of the Parent Network

You have likely heard, “It’s Just a Phase” from well-meaning friends offering you advice on why your newborn will not sleep through the night, or why your elementary-aged child constantly fights with their siblings, or why your teenager does not come out of their room. These words are probably meant to be more of a consolation than an encouragement to you. Parenting at every stage is hard, but it is much harder when you do it alone. Thanks to the recent launch of the PC3 Parent Network, you don’t have to.

Stuart Hall, who is a national speaker and on staff with The reThink Group, helped kick off the Network Thursday night by encouraging parents that each child’s phase has distinct opportunities to leverage influence in the lives of their children. Stuart emphasizes that you may never again have such an opportunity to impact their future. As parents, you are the primary influencers in their lives, therefore, instead of simply trying to “get through” each phase, why not consider taking advantage of them instead?

This begins in Preschool as you Embrace their physical needs. Next, it continues to Elementary, as you Engage their interests before moving into Middle School where you can affirm their personal journey. Finally, High School is the context where you Mobilize their potential. The PC3 Parent Network wants to partner with you through these stages by offering seminars, parents training nights, parent-child events, and parent partners with others that are a few steps ahead of you.

It’s just a phase, so don’t miss it.

What is “Making Memories”?

Research (and our experience) shows that family faith development is often helped by experiences where kids are WITH their parents in a church setting.  As kids grow up, they will remember spending time with their parents in an environment where faith in Christ and community with other believers is central.  We’ll have quarterly events that will be fun and engaging, and some of them may revolve around serving together.  These memories will be so important to your kids’ spiritual growth!

What Are Parent Events?

We can always use a little encouragement in our parenting.  Our parent events seek to offer two things: great information and a forum for conversation.  At our events we’ll have a presentation about a key parenting concept followed by an opportunity to talk with other parents about what you have heard and your experience.  We’ll have both big and small events, and you are always invited to bring friends.