Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more!
Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat standing in a puddle). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a second to get up to speed by clicking here!
If Pampers and Goldfish are more your speed, check out our First Look blog for the social media plan to connect parents with preschoolers: http://orangeblogs.org/firstlook
Or if you are surrounded by boy bands and learners permits, try our social media plan for connecting parents and students at: http://orangeblogs.org/xp3students
This week we are supplying you with a variety of posts that you can share with the parents in your ministry. Feel free to use these posts however you wish. Want to get a little crazy and swap Monday’s tweet with Wednesday’s? Go right ahead! Feel like posting a different picture to Instagram? We don’t mind! You can simply copy and paste the words below or add a little flare of your own to any and all posts. These posts should start going out on Sunday, March 22 and follow this social media plan.
If you have any questions, suggestions for content or an exceptionally cute picture of your cat, please share in the comment section below this post. Until next week, Happy Tweeting!
Possible Facebook Timeline Photos for March:
Sunday, March 22
Twitter/Facebook: Want to watch Studio 252 online today? You’ll have to patiently wait until 10, 1 or 5 ET.
Monday, March 23
Twitter: “Patience is how love diffuses something negative; kindness is how love initiates something positive.” – Steven Kendrick
Twitter: Yesterday, we learned we can talk with God when we feel impatient.
Tuesday, March 24
Twitter/Facebook: My ability to be patient with my kids’ mistakes communicates an unconditional love to them. http://theparentcue.org/the-art-of-discipline-making-it-helpful/
Wednesday, March 25
Twitter: The trust you build with your children in the formative and teenage years is even more important than the trust your child earns with you.
Twitter/Facebook: At dinner tonight, ask: Why do you think commitment and patience often go together?
Pinterest: Approaching discipline in a way that is helpful takes practice, planning and patience. http://theparentcue.org/the-art-of-discipline-making-it-helpful/
Thursday, March 26
Facebook: What’s one that surprised you most about parenting a child in this phase of life? #ItsJustaPhase
Instagram: We can talk with God when we feel impatient.
Friday, March 27
Twitter: Are you at your wits end as a parent? What to do when your patience runs dry. http://theparentcue.org/patience-money-in-the-bank/
Twitter/Facebook: At bedtime, read 1 Samuel 1:1-28. Talk to God about one thing you’re waiting for and ask for His help in being patient while you wait.
Saturday, March 28
Facebook: When you feel impatience creeping in and you feel like you might lose control, talk to God about it. http://youtu.be/_Emip3RtKAw
If you want to build a stronger ministry to parents, check out Parent Cue Weekly at https://doministrybetter.com/.
Want to use social media to connect with your small group leaders? Get your LeadSmall Social Media plan at LeadSmall Weekly, doministrybetter.com.