Two Secret Weapons – Help for Anxiety Part 4

Photo by Daria Obymaha from Pexels Go to part 1 of the Anxiety series here: Anxiety is a difficult problem in anyone’s life. Parents’ hearts go out to their children who suffer from emotional overload, racing thoughts, and continual feelings of unrest because of anxiety. That’s not what childhood is supposed to be like. In … Continue reading Two Secret Weapons – Help for Anxiety Part 4

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

Three Spiritual Truths That Empower Children – Help for Anxiety Part 2

If you haven’t read Part 1 go here: An understanding of how God made a person can provide extremely helpful tools for managing anxiety. The following truths alone, or in combination, can have a powerful effect on a child’s emotional state. Spiritual solutions for emotional challenges usually provide the deepest change. One problem, however, is … Continue reading Three Spiritual Truths That Empower Children – Help for Anxiety Part 2

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

3 promises for your college bound child

Written by Susie Hawkins Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator from Pexels It’s that time of the year when parents whose kids are college bound are busy preparing them for dorm or apartment life.  It’s a never ending list of needs—purchase bedding, clothing, new electronics, updated computers, phones, and a hundred other necessary items.   But the … Continue reading 3 promises for your college bound child

Missed milestones in the midst of mayhem

Written by Lisa Tyson Photo by Joshua Mcknight from Pexels I have never hated—I mean really hated—a word before. A word is simply a word, it has no real power. But this word, I hate it.  While I had heard this word before, and probably even used it, I had never really given it extra … Continue reading Missed milestones in the midst of mayhem

How to avoid over drafting your teenager’s emotional bank account

Written by Judy McCarver Photo by NEOSiAM 2020 from Pexels I have three young adult daughters, ages twenty, twenty-one, and twenty-three.  By all appearances, they seem to be on a productive and functional path to adulthood. Perhaps this is due to a lot of hard parenting work, but even more, it is by the grace … Continue reading How to avoid over drafting your teenager’s emotional bank account

3 truths for the child (and mama) who need to know the plan

Written by Somer Colbert It does not matter what we are doing, my five-year-old daughter wants to know the plan.  Where are we going? What are we going to do? Why? Who’s going to be there?  Even in our recent transition to homeschooling, she has been relentless. How many more assignments? What are we having … Continue reading 3 truths for the child (and mama) who need to know the plan

Raise your children to be independent: It’s OK if its hard

Written by Lisa Tyson The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our nation’s hard fought victory over Great Britain, ultimately allowing us the freedoms we enjoy today. The Revolutionary War lasted for seven long years. It’s end result, after victories and defeats on both sides, was complete independence for the colonists. A personal … Continue reading Raise your children to be independent: It’s OK if its hard