Parent Resources

We believe there are two significant influences in the lives of children and students: the church is one, and parents (traditional parents, blended family, single parents, grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, etc.) are the other. These resources are designed to help empower you.

Cornerstone Resources

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Everything you need to know about Cornerstone Student Ministries (Middle & High School), all in one place.

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Download the parent permission/medical form for any kids or student events at Cornerstone in 2019/2020.

Technology

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Protecting kids in the digital age

Chris McKenna's Protect Young Eyes organization exists to keep kids and teens safe from the dangers lurking on portable, Internet-ready devices. Chris regularly posts blogs on the website with insights and tips to help parents keep their kids safe with their technology.

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Parental control for mobile devices

Proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 24 different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind.

Cost: $9/month or $99 annually.

Parenting

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Sign up for monthly emails/texts

Parent Cues are a way you as parents can connect with your kids spiritually through the month. Cues give you a way to share, offer some encouragement, stay aware of your children's activities and series at church, and suggestions for activities that mesh with what your kids are learning.

You can sign up to receive emails and/or texts.

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Read the blog

Parent Cues are not an encyclopedia or exhaustive training course on making your kids “turn out”. The blog is a cue. A prompt. Because really, we know you’re already busy doing all you can to invest in your kids and help them on their way to adulthood. But it’s not always easy to stay focused. Our goal is to make it easy for you to remember what’s important.

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Listen to the podcast

Parent Cue Live is a weekly podcast featuring parenting experts designed to help parents do family better.

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Understanding teens

What’s normal teen behavior? When is it time to get help?

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Parenting Blog

Find help with anxiety, anger, dealing with tragedy, depression, bullying, stress, substance abuse, addiction, self-harm, and more.

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Suicide & crisis

If you are in crisis or need immediate assistance, please call 911 or Pine Rest's Contact Center which is staffed 24/7 at 800.678.5500.

Strong Families

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Help for every stage of marriage and family life

Since 1976, FamilyLife's mission is to effectively develop godly marriages and families who change the world one home at a time.

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Helping families succeed

Dr. Jim Burns is president of HomeWord. HomeWord seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping, and encouraging parents and churches to build God-honoring families from generation to generation. He writes a personal blog on marriage and family. Each week, he shares advice and wisdom, culture updates, video blogs, and more.

Books

Dont Miss It
“Don't Miss It”

Don't Miss It (by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy) reminds parents that phases are not just periods of time to be survived, but opportunities to be maximized. It gives parents a simple strategy for parenting every week like it counts. It can help them reprioritize their time with their kids; it may even change how they see their kids and themselves.

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity
“Parent Beyond Your Capacity”

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.

The Road Back To You
“The Road Back to You”

Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you're stuck in the same ruts? The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach―a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God.

Counseling

As a parent, you are the first line of defense for your child or young adult. Cornerstone wants to do everything we can to help you get the right resources. We can help you navigate the counseling choices, the finances, and the support not only for your child or young adult, but for your health and self-care as you journey through parenting challenges. Never let finances prohibit you from getting the care needed!

If you have an urgent need to see a counselor today, call the Pine Rest Urgent Care Center at 616.455.9200. If you have an emergency, call 911 or take your child to the emergency room.