Posts from June 2018

Posts from June 2018

How To Talk to my Kids about Tragedies

We’ve had a few tragedies surrounding us recently. Young children, teens, and even adults may be disturbed by stories and images of people getting hurt. Children can become anxious and fearful about the world around them. The following guide from Child Development Institute addresses some of these concerns while providing prompts for discussions. I found it to be very helpful.   How to Talk about Tragedies: Depending on their age and level of maturity, children will perceive things differently than adults. Remember with…

Stopping Disrespectful Behavior

Russell Barkley, Child Psychologist, says, “When children need the most love, they will generally ask for it in the most unloving ways.”  As a parent it’s hard to look past the disrespectful words and actions and see your hurting child lashing out for help. In the moment, you may want to snap back at your child, or swat them and send them off to their room. But that doesn’t help anyone. How can you equip your little warrior with skills to…

Raising Confident Kids!

Do you desire your child to be confident in who he/she is? A confident child in Christ is quite different than a brash, entitled and spoiled child. Our desire is to raise the former. However sometimes in our efforts to raise confident children we foster habits and environments that are more conducive for the latter child. So how do we raise confident children?  First we must recognize that raising a confident child means helping him/her believe that he/she matters-period!  Affirm your…