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A weekly message from Evan Semanco, the online pastor at the Simple Church and parent of two. It's all about the challenges of parenting during this crazy time. Join him and a variety of guests every week as they navigate parent stuff.

Parent Stuff Podcast The Simple Church

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

A weekly message from Evan Semanco, the online pastor at the Simple Church and parent of two. It's all about the challenges of parenting during this crazy time. Join him and a variety of guests every week as they navigate parent stuff.

    EP 3. Stephen Knight on Having a Child Start Kindergarten & How His Kids Earn Screen Time

    EP 3. Stephen Knight on Having a Child Start Kindergarten & How His Kids Earn Screen Time

    On this episode of Parent Stuff, host Evan Semanco talks with Stephen Knight, a friend who has a 5 year old who just started Kindergarten in August 2020 as well as a 3 year old daughter. Stephen shares his experience launching a child into the schools during a pandemic, adjusting to having to give up a part of the control over his kids, and a creative system they use to limit screen time.


     


    Referenced in the Episode: 


     


    The Tech Wise Family by Andy Crouch: https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/life-and-relationships/parenting/how-to-become-a-tech-wise-family.html


     


    Cell Phone Contract for Families: https://theparentcue.org/resources/cell-phone-agreement-2020/


     


    Setup Netflix Parental Controls: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/264


     


    Stephen's First Parent Stuff Podcast: https://apple.co/3k4BnTc 


     


    Good Pictures, Bad Pictures for Kids: https://amzn.to/3A8kOLF 


     


    Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.


     


    If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts


     


    Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

    • 39 min
    EP 2. Professional Counselor Peri Reed on Pandemic Mental Health and Healthy Technology Use

    EP 2. Professional Counselor Peri Reed on Pandemic Mental Health and Healthy Technology Use

    On this episode of Parent Stuff, host Evan Semanco talks with frequent guest Peri Reed, a licensed professional counselor and play therapist about mental health during a pandemic, kids and COVID, and her best advice for kids using technology. 


     


    If you're looking for a counselor for a child, we recommend Peri and Shreveport Counseling and Restoration Center, find more about them here: https://shreveportcounselingandrestorationcenter.com/


     


    Referenced in the Episode: 


     


    The Tech Wise Family by Andy Crouch: https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/life-and-relationships/parenting/how-to-become-a-tech-wise-family.html


     


    Cell Phone Contract for Families: https://theparentcue.org/resources/cell-phone-agreement-2020/


     


    Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.


     


    If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts


     


    Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

    • 30 min
    EP 1. Parent Stuff Season 2 Trailer: The Tech Wise Family

    EP 1. Parent Stuff Season 2 Trailer: The Tech Wise Family

    Parent Stuff is back for Season 2, and this fall we want to help parents win when it comes to technology. 


    We'll bring you conversations with experts as well as real parents in the Simple Church on how to best deal with technology, because 78% of parents surveyed said that technology has made parenting more complicated versus previous generations.


    Host Evan Semanco will be referencing the book "The Tech Wise Family" throughout, and if you are looking for one thing to do as a parent to better, we highly recommend this book.


    Find it and more free resources here:


    https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/life-and-relationships/parenting/how-to-become-a-tech-wise-family.html


    Then subscribe to this podcast so you'll get the new weekly episode, thanks for checking it out and we hope this helps you and your family! 


     


    Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.


    If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts


    Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

    • 5 min
    Ep. 27: Bryan Reed on Ministry and Walking Through Grief

    Ep. 27: Bryan Reed on Ministry and Walking Through Grief

    On this episode of Parent Stuff, we talk to Care Pastor Bryan Reed. Bryan shares his experience going into ministry, raising four kids, being a grandfather and empty nester, and more.


     


    He also shares about losing a child and what he would say to anyone walking through grief, it's a great conversation and a must listen if you or someone you know has lost someone close to them.


     


    Books mentioned in the Episode: 


    Chasing Daylight by Erwin McManus: https://amzn.to/3yGHAd5


    It's Not About Me by Max Lucado: https://amzn.to/2SsRYEE


    Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright: https://amzn.to/3oPF2ot 


     


    Thanks for checking out the podcast, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and you can reach out with questions or comments to Evan@thesimplechurch.tv. If you like this podcast, make sure to check out Backstage with the Simple Church as well! You can also get FREE PARENT RESOURCES and a monthly Family Experience box at www.theFX.tv.


    If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church. Find the podcast here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts


    Thanks again for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast! 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 26: Soon to be Dad Jordan Phillips

    Ep. 26: Soon to be Dad Jordan Phillips

    Jordan is a new dad and we talk to him about being a new dad and how new dads are new....dads....

    • 20 min
    EP. 25: Student Ministry Mother‘s Day Special

    EP. 25: Student Ministry Mother‘s Day Special

    Welcome to this very special Parent Stuff Podcast! This week, Middle School Pastor Blake and High School Pastor Jonah celebrate Mother's Day by bringing both of their moms onto the podcast! Listen in to meet Amy "the Whimsical Wonder Woman" Lawson and Angie "the Vanilla Killa" Boaz and hear stories of what it was like to be their moms! If you are the parent / grandparent of a teenager, check out the student ministry podcast "SCS (Simple Church Students) Chatroom" each week here! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scs-chat-room/id1551722684


     


    If you like this podcast, check out Backstage with the Simple Church for a weekly look behind the scenes at what is happening at the Simple Church, as well as the audio of the Sunday morning message each week! Find all our podcasts here: http://thesimplechurch.tv/resources/simple-church-podcasts




    Thanks for listening, make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star review wherever you are listening to this podcast!  E-mail host Evan Semanco at Evan@thesimplechurch.tv with any questions or comments about the show!

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Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Camp Fuego fanatic! ,

Great Resource for Guidance!

Parent Stuff Podcast is the right podcast to go to when in search for parenting guidance and wisdom from a Biblical perspective. Evan does a great job giving advice for how to raise children as leaders for Christ. Parents play the biggest role in a child’s life, so the way they lead their child matters. If you are a parent that needs help on how to raise your children as disciples for Christ, the Parent Stuff Podcast is what you need to listen to!

Nate Coleman94 ,

Not a parent

So I am not a parent. However, this is a great podcast for anyone! Evan and his guest tell hilarious stories and teach things that people without kids and practice and do that is good. Keep doing what you are doing love and miss y’all!

dinseyguy1096 ,

Love!

Evan has the most perfect podcast voice! Even though I’m not a parent I still learned!

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