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WELCOME YM SIDEKICK LISTENERS

MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD’S LIFE

If you are here it’s because you heard Tom Pounder and me talking on the YM Sidekick Podcast.  I hope you had as much fun listening to us as I did talking to him. Tom is such a great host is a great host who is passionate about introducing you to the people and ideas to improve your ministry and the lives of the kids, teenagers, and parents you interact with each week. I’m passionate about helping you make the most of every phase of your child’s life.

You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly. It’s as if they shift or move on just as you’re starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character feel overwhelming.

Phase Guides are an 18-part series of concise and interactive journal-style books that simplify what parents need to know about each phase of a kid’s life and give them the opportunity to discover more about their children—so they can make the most of every phase.

Discover…

what’s changing about your kid over the next 52 weeks,

the 6 things your kid needs most,

and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

The Phase Guides are a byproduct of The Phase Project, which is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum. Created in partnership with Parent Cue, these guides are designed to help you parent your child through every year.

FREE RESOURCES FOR YM SIDEKICK LISTENERS

Phase Timelines

FREE PHASE TIMELINES

Learn when and how to discuss faith, sex, and technology with kids.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PHASE GUIDES

We all know where we want to end up in our parenting, but how to get there can seem like an unsolved mystery. Through the Phase Guides series, Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy team up to help us out. The result is a resource that guides us through the different seasons of raising children and provides a roadmap to parenting in such a way that we finish up with very few regrets.

SANDRA STANLEY

Foster Care Advocate, Blogger, Wife to Andy Stanley, and Mother of Three

Parents who are trying to decide if they have what it takes will find encouragement, humor, and expertise in these pages from Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner. With practical advice for parents at any experience level, the Phase Guides will make life a little easier and make the big picture a lot brighter.

SHERRY SURRATT

Former CEO, MOPS International, Author, and Grandmother

Not only is the Phase Guides series the most creative and well thought out guide to parenting I have ever encountered, these books are ESSENTIAL to my daily parenting. With a 13-year-old, 11-year-old, and 9-year-old at home, I am swimming in their wake of daily drama and delicacy. These books are a reminder to enjoy every second. Because it’s just a phase.

CARLOS WHITTAKER

Author, Speaker, and Father of Three

There’s nothing more precious than a newborn baby, but as a parent, you might soon begin to wonder what you have gotten yourself into. Reggie and Kristen not only show us what to expect during our kid’s life, but they give us some everyday ideas so we don’t miss the magic of a single moment. This is the beginning of something wonderful!

SUE MILLER

Author, Speaker, and Director of Volunteer Strategy, Orange

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Kristen Ivy

Kristen Ivy

Kristen Ivy is the executive director of the Phase Project. Kristen blends a background in child development with a Master of Divinity and over 15 years of leading children and students. She and her husband, Matt, have three children in the preschool and elementary phases.
Reggie Joiner

Reggie Joiner

Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of Orange, an organization designed to redefine ministry approaches for churches and family environments. For nearly 40 years, he’s mentored teachers and leaders who influence the next generation. Reggie and his wife, Debbie, have raised four kids into adulthood.
A GUIDE FOR EVERY PHASE OF YOUR KID'S LIFE
Every 52 weeks, your child is changing, and it's hard to keep up. Phase Guides help you discover what’s changing about your kid, the 6 things your kid needs most, and 4 conversations to have each year to make the most of every phase in your child's life. With series of 18 guides, you'll have help parenting your child through every year. So, unless you’ve figured out a way to freeze time and keep your child in their current phase forever, you might want to check out every guide in this set.

STAY CONNECTED

Subscribe for updates about the Phase Guides series and Parent Cue and get a 30-page preview of four phase guides for free.

ORDER A PHASE GUIDE

Don’t miss out on the unique opportunities in your child’s life, and learn how to make the most of every phase in your child’s life.