The Christian Parenting Podcast

November 15, 2023

Let’s talk about school: seeing beyond grades

In this bonus episode, we are talking all about school, grades, and the parent/teacher relationship!


I’m joined by Tracie Potts who is a mom of three adult kids and a grandmother of two. She is Advisory Board Chair of Learning Heroes, which is an educational nonprofit focused on family engagement. She is a former National PTA Family Engagement fellow and board member. Her 12 years of PTA volunteer work include local, council and state leadership roles, and leading her middle school to become a National PTA School of Excellence.


Today she is helping us understand a parent's role in their child’s education, the difference between grades and grade level performance, how we can best support our kids in school, and how we can show our teachers appreciation.


Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or both, I think you will be really encouraged by Tracie and what she has to share.

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About The Christian Parenting Podcast

As believing parents, we know how important it is to raise our kids with love and intentionality. We want to give our kids a full picture of God’s love for them every day! But some days, it’s really hard! We are stretched thin, tired, and often feel unequipped. The Christian Parenting Podcast gives parents the space and resources to set aside perfection and grow into the perfectly imperfect parents God made them to be.

Join host Steph Thurling and her guests as they discuss practical tips and spiritual guidance for your parenting journey.

About Steph Thurling

Steph Thurling is Executive Director of Christian Parenting and host of The Christian Parenting Podcast.

Steph has her master’s in youth, family, and culture from Fuller Theological Seminary and has a background in youth and children’s ministry. She is co-author of Raising Prayerful Kids, a book that shares easy, life-giving, and fun ways to teach kids to pray. She loves helping families grow closer to each other and to God through meaningful experiences and conversations. Steph is a frequent speaker at churches and mom groups and is known for her relatable stories, practical ideas, and gentle encouragement.

Steph lives in Minnesota with her husband and three amazing and hilarious kids. When she is not hanging out with her family, you can probably find her on a walk with a friend, organizing things that won’t stay organized, or somewhere cozy reading a book.


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