Little Big Dreamers — Nurture Their Talents

By Shelia Erwin Do you know how to nurture your kids in their God-given talents so even when they're little, they can be big dreamers? One morning in 2014, my husband, Hank, and I were standing together and looking out our hotel window at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. It was one of the big “worth … Continue reading Little Big Dreamers — Nurture Their Talents

6 Ways To Create a Culture of Responsibility With Our Kids

By John Trent Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels To create a healthy culture of responsibility, it begins with us as parents modeling a willingness to do those small things. Our children will pick up on our actions and will begin to live them out later in life. Watching them do this is in itself … Continue reading 6 Ways To Create a Culture of Responsibility With Our Kids

Talking With Your Kids About the TikTok Suicide Video

By Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT Photo by cottonbro from Pexels We must be aware of what our kids are watching online and how it may impact them, especially in the case of the recent TikTok suicide video that has gone viral. The latest of numerous shocking videos to show up on social media is … Continue reading Talking With Your Kids About the TikTok Suicide Video

Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline

By Chip Ingram Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels Sometimes it's hard to know if you're disciplining your children effectively. Try using these five measures from the Bible. In This Series: 1. 4 Parenting Styles and Effective Child Discipline2. What the Bible Says About Discipline3. Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline4. Discipline is Worth the … Continue reading Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline

7 Parenting Strategies to Help Children Cope With Anxiety

If you haven’t seen Part 1, Click here: As coaches in the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program, we have developed 7 parenting tools to bring about change in children. We want to share them here with you so that you can use them specifically to address anxiety in rather challenging situations. Each one of these tools … Continue reading 7 Parenting Strategies to Help Children Cope With Anxiety

The Suitcase Idea – Help for Anxiety Part 3

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels If you haven’t read Part 1 go here: God didn’t create our hearts big enough to hold all of the worries and concerns about life. For those who are concerned about the future, he said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day … Continue reading The Suitcase Idea – Help for Anxiety Part 3

Two Quick-Fix Anxiety Solutions That Usually Don’t Work, Help for Anxiety Part 1

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels https://thrivingkidsconnection.com/two-quick-fix-anxiety-solutions-that-usually-dont-work/ The following is Part 1 of a 5-Part series on addressing anxiety in children and young people. Anxiety in children can be complex. Several factors often cause children to experience abnormally high feelings of being upset or unsettled about life. Horrible feelings in one’s chest, throat, or stomach … Continue reading Two Quick-Fix Anxiety Solutions That Usually Don’t Work, Help for Anxiety Part 1

Confident, Selfless, Grounded: Helping Tween and Teen Daughters Navigate Friendships

By Jessie Minassian Photo by Hannah Nelson from Pexels A girl grounded in her identity will still feel discouraged when she doesn’t have the relational connections she craves, but a lack of friends won’t define her. And it won’t destroy her. And if she’s practicing confidence and selflessness, the lonely seasons won’t last forever. Did … Continue reading Confident, Selfless, Grounded: Helping Tween and Teen Daughters Navigate Friendships