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 your child to be kind in a divisive world: Three ways to cultivate a selfless mindset

Written by Molly Stillman Published on https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/raising-your-child-to-be-kind-in-a-divisive-world-three-ways-to-cultivate-a-selfless-mindset/ Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Every parent says life totally changes the moment your first child is born. I can confirm that this is 10,000 percent accurate. My entire perspective on life and the world shifted upside down the moment my daughter entered the world in 2013 and … Continue reading Raising your child to be kind in a divisive world: Three ways to cultivate a selfless mindset

When your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

Written by Kathy Hoopmann Published on https://www.christianparenting.org/articles/when-your-child-has-been-diagnosed-with-autism-spectrum-disorder/ The church was packed. The music was loud. Lily clasped her hands over her ears and started to shake. Her father gave her a pair of earphones and took her outside where Lily waved her hands in front of her eyes and slowly calmed down. Two boys came … Continue reading When your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

The Five Senses of Connection

By Ted Stackpole Photo by Nathan Cowley from Pexels Welcoming foster children into our home has caused Angie and me to work harder at building a connection with our kids and showing them they have value in God’s eyes. That’s why we intentionally use sensory experiences to let them know we care. I will never … Continue reading The Five Senses of Connection

Parenting Is More Than Behavior Modification

By Josh Zeichik, CAP® Photo by Victoria Borodinova from Pexels If we were to stop and scan the scriptures for advice on parenting, one of the themes that would stick out is that God is concerned about the state of our hearts, rather than simply behavior modification. I think we have all been there. Your … Continue reading Parenting Is More Than Behavior Modification

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

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

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