It's just a phase... don't miss it!

You’ll blink and your toddler will be going to his first day of school.

Blink again and your second-grade daughter will be getting a mobile phone.

Blink again and your middle school son will be getting a driver’s license.

And with every phase of your kid’s life, you’ll have to rethink how you parent.

A few years ago, Orange started a project called “It’s Just a Phase,” because they wanted to help parents show up in the right way during the phases in their kid’s life.

The point is that your son or daughter is changing every week, every month, and every year—and that means you have to change as a parent, too. You can’t parent a seven-year-old the same way you parented a three-year-old. And you can’t parent a 13-year-old the same way you parented a seven-year old. 

We are here to help you learn how to leverage and anticipate every phase.

That’s why we’ve created this page - to equip you to make the most of the time you have left with your kids!

Preschool Phase

In the Baby & Preschool Phase, we can INCITE WONDER so they will know God’s love and meet God’s family!
Questions your child is asking in the Preschool Phase:
Am I safe?
Am I able?
Am I okay?
Your role as a parent in the Preschool Phase:
Embrace their physical needs.

Resources to help you parent in this phase:

The Parent Cue App is utilized by over half a million parents to help them:

- Develop their child’s character

- Build an everyday faith alongside their child

- Establish a lasting connection with their child

All in ways that are uniquely designed for each phase.

  • Make the most of bath time with your preschooler with these ideas!
  • Check out these books to read with your preschooler!
  • Purchase the Phase Guide for parenting your new baby or preschooler for $12.99!
  • Learn healthy habits for the body for each phase!
  • What does faith look like in each phase?
  • How do I parent with technology in each phase?
  • Teach sexual integrity for each phase!
  • Read about parenting based on 14 gospel principles.

Parenting Through The Phases

You only know your kid once in the phase they're in now.
Parenting Through The Phases is a short video series that will help you discover what’s changing about your kid, the six things your kid needs most, and four conversations to have with your kid while they are in each phase.

Elementary Phase

In the Elementary Phase, we get to PROVOKE DISCOVERY so they will trust God’s character & experience God’s family!
Questions your child is asking in the Elementary Phase: 
Do I have your attention?
Do I have what it takes?
Do I have friends?
Your role as a parent in the Elementary Phase:
Engage their interests.

Resources to help you parent in this phase:

The Parent Cue App is utilized by over half a million parents to help them:

- Develop their child’s character

- Build an everyday faith alongside their child

- Establish a lasting connection with their child

All in ways that are uniquely designed for each phase.

  • Make the most of bed time with your child in the elementary phase with these ideas!
  • Check out these books to read with your child in the elementary phase!
  • Purchase the Phase Guide for parenting your child in 1st - 5th grade for $12.99!
  • Learn healthy habits for the body for each phase!
  • What does faith look like in each phase?
  • How do I parent with technology in each phase?
  • Teach sexual integrity for each phase!
  • Read about parenting based on 14 gospel principles.

Parenting Through The Phases

You only know your kid once in the phase they're in now.
Parenting Through The Phases is a short video series that will help you discover what’s changing about your kid, the six things your kid needs most, and four conversations to have with your kid while they are in each phase.

Middle School Phase

In the Middle School Phase, adults in their life have the opportunity to PROVOKE DISCOVERY so that middle schoolers can own their own faith and value a faith community.
Questions your child is asking in the Middle School Phase: 
Who do I like?
Who am I?
Who do I want to be?
Your role as a parent in the Middle School Phase:
Affirm their personal journey.

Resources to help you parent in this phase:

The Parent Cue App is utilized by over half a million parents to help them:

- Develop their child’s character

- Build an everyday faith alongside their child

- Establish a lasting connection with their child

All in ways that are uniquely designed for each phase.

  • Make the most of drive time in the middle school phase with these ideas!
  • Check out these books to read with your child in the middle school phase!
  • Purchase the Phase Guide for parenting your child in 6th - 8th grade for $12.99!
  • Learn healthy habits for the body for each phase!
  • What does faith look like in each phase?
  • How do I parent with technology in each phase?
  • Teach sexual integrity for each phase!
  • Read about parenting based on 14 gospel principles.

Parenting Through The Phases

You only know your kid once in the phase they're in now.
Parenting Through The Phases is a short video series that will help you discover what’s changing about your kid, the six things your kid needs most, and four conversations to have with your kid while they are in each phase.

High School Phase

In the High School Phase, a parent’s responsibility is to FUEL PASSION so high schoolers will keep pursuing authentic faith and discover a personal mission.
Questions your child is asking in the High School Phase: 
Where do I belong?
Why should I believe?
How can I matter?
What will I do?
Your role as a parent in the High School Phase:
Mobilize their potential.

Resources to help you parent in this phase:

The Parent Cue App is utilized by over half a million parents to help them:

- Develop their child’s character

- Build an everyday faith alongside their child

- Establish a lasting connection with their child

All in ways that are uniquely designed for each phase.

  • Make the most of their time in the high school phase with these ideas!
  • Check out these books to read with your child in the high school phase!
  • Purchase the Phase Guide for parenting your child in 9th - 12th grade for $12.99!
  • Learn healthy habits for the body for each phase!
  • What does faith look like in each phase?
  • How do I parent with technology in each phase?
  • Teach sexual integrity for each phase!
  • Read about parenting based on 14 gospel principles.

Parenting Through The Phases

You only know your kid once in the phase they're in now.
Parenting Through The Phases is a short video series that will help you discover what’s changing about your kid, the six things your kid needs most, and four conversations to have with your kid while they are in each phase.