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.