Self-care tips for parents of special needs children

Written by Jay Holland Published on https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/self-care-tips-for-parents-of-special-needs-children/ One weekend in the spring of 2014, my five-year-old son spiked a little fever. By Monday, that fever had jumped to 105 degrees, and he could barely breathe.  My wife took him to the ER assuming we were going to get some medication to help with pneumonia. Instead, … Continue reading Self-care tips for parents of special needs children

RAISING PRO-LIFE KIDS: 4 WAYS TO TEACH THE SANCTITY OF LIFE

BY RICK BECKER We live in a world that seems obsessed with solving problems by destroying life instead of nurturing it. These 4 ideas can help you to form passionate pro-life hearts in your children. It was Nick’s golden birthday. He turned seventeen-years-old on October 17th, and we celebrated in style. My wife made a … Continue reading RAISING PRO-LIFE KIDS: 4 WAYS TO TEACH THE SANCTITY OF LIFE

7 TIPS FOR HOW TO RECOVER FROM TODDLER STAGE BURNOUT

BY CAROL CUPPY There is no getting around it: Bringing up a toddler requires a seemingly limitless supply of time and energy. Here are seven ways to fight burnout when you have a busy toddler in the house. Madison sank to the cold linoleum floor. She closed her eyes and pressed her back against the … Continue reading 7 TIPS FOR HOW TO RECOVER FROM TODDLER STAGE BURNOUT

6 WAYS TO DEVELOP SELF-CONFIDENCE AND POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE IN CHILDREN

BY CAROL CUPPY These six steps can help you to build self-confidence and a positive self-image in your children. Anna watched as her five-year-old son, Jeremiah, raced around the playground with his friends. Each boy had chosen to be a superhero, all with the most ridiculous names imaginable: Captain Gerbil, Slime Boy, The Great Zack-a-roni … Continue reading 6 WAYS TO DEVELOP SELF-CONFIDENCE AND POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE IN CHILDREN

HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT DIVORCE AND MARITAL AFFAIRS

BY CAROL CUPPY A marital affair can be devastating to a family. There is no one easy answer for talking to your kids, as every child and situation is different. If you are facing this situation in your family, here are seven tips for talking to your kids after any sort of marital crisis has … Continue reading HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT DIVORCE AND MARITAL AFFAIRS

Time Together — A Perfect 10 Marriage Meditation

By Bill Arbuckle Photo by cottonbro from Pexels There is no secret formula to a lifelong love. It takes commitment. It takes work. And it takes time. Time spent together. Getting Started Read today’s marriage devotion.Share today’s question with your spouse. Today’s Video https://www.youtube.com/embed/M6YmTMf4ODY?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.focusonthefamily.com Today’s Devotion On a scale of one to 10 — with 10 … Continue reading Time Together — A Perfect 10 Marriage Meditation

Parenting a Child Affected by a Traumatic Event

By Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels While it’s hard to reconcile the image of a loving, righteous God in the midst of tragic loss, we parents need to stay focused on the sovereignty of God. Earlier in my career, I was a first responder on a crisis response team, … Continue reading Parenting a Child Affected by a Traumatic Event