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How to Help Your Kids Process Tragic News

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How to Help Your Kids Process Tragic News

Daniel P. Huerta

As a counselor, I'm often asked how to talk with kids about tragedies such as the latest school shooting. Here are some strategies I offer in my practice for intentional and effective conversations about tragedy.

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Find Hope in Raising a Child with Disabilities

Tyler Sexton

Dr. Tyler Sexton speaks from experience. As a child born with cerebral palsy, he overcame incredible odds to become a medical doctor. Now he treats kids with special needs. Here’s his encouragement for parents.

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Parenting a Child Affected by a Traumatic Incident

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

I was a first responder lending mental health support to kids rescued from Columbine High School. So when I hear of the latest school shooting, I feel sickened that another community has to cope with the aftermath.

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Protecting Your Child From Sexual Abuse

Justin and Lindsey Holcomb offer practical advice for how parents can safeguard their kids from sexual abuse in a discussion based on their book God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies.

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Understanding How to Manage Anger in Motherhood (Part 2 of 2)

Based on their book Triggers, Amber Lia and Wendy Speake discuss common external and internal triggers that can make mothers angry, like when their children whine, disobey and complain, and when they have to deal with exhaustion, noise and household mess. Our guests offer encouragement to moms and explain how they can manage their anger in a healthier way. (Part 2 of 2)

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He Wants a Relationship

As a parent, you can feel worn out and detached from God. Amber Lia suggests a simple way to find your quiet time. Listen to the full program here.

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They Ran Me Ragged

While parenting is a wonderful experience, it does come with moments of frustration. Amber Lia reflects on how isolated and uncertain she felt as an angry mom. Listen to the full program here.

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Understanding How to Manage Anger in Motherhood (Part 1 of 2)

Based on their book Triggers, Amber Lia and Wendy Speake discuss common external and internal triggers that can make mothers angry, like when their children whine, disobey and complain, and when they have to deal with exhaustion, noise and household mess. Our guests offer encouragement to moms and explain how they can manage their anger in a healthier way. (Part 1 of 2)

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Joyfully Embracing God's Children (Part 2 of 2)

Author Heather Avis and her husband, Josh, discuss the heartache that infertility had on the early years of their marriage and the joy they now share as parents of three adopted children, two of whom have Down syndrome. The couple shines a positive light on Down syndrome, reminding parents that God is always faithful in the midst of whatever challenges they face. (Part 2 of 2)

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Privacy

Are you torn between wanting to give your kids their privacy and protecting them? 

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Dad, Mom and two children (a boy and a girl) are unpacking boxes in a new home.

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Moving

Find out how you can help your children adjust to a new move.

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Joyfully Embracing God's Children (Part 1 of 2)

Author Heather Avis and her husband, Josh, discuss the heartache that infertility had on the early years of their marriage and the joy they now share as parents of three adopted children, two of whom have Down syndrome. The couple shines a positive light on Down syndrome, reminding parents that God is always faithful in the midst of whatever challenges they face. (Part 1 of 2)

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Finding Strength in God's Blessings (Part 2 of 2)

Jase and Missy Robertson, stars of the reality TV series Duck Dynasty, discuss their faith and family, with a focus on the medical journey of their daughter, Mia, who was born with a cleft palate, a serious condition requiring multiple cranial and facial surgeries. (Part 2 of 2)

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Finding Strength in God's Blessings (Part 1 of 2)

Jase and Missy Robertson, stars of the reality TV series Duck Dynasty, discuss their faith and family, with a focus on the medical journey of their daughter, Mia, who was born with a cleft palate, a serious condition requiring multiple cranial and facial surgeries. (Part 1 of 2)

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A teen girl has her head in her hands and a teen boy with his back to the camera holds one of her elbows as if they are both sorting through something difficult.

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Finding Purpose After a Loved One's Suicide

Shawna Marie Bryant

After the death of her oldest, Paulette helped her other children take steps toward finding their own path and moving forward in their grief.

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Tween who is trying to make a decision

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Decision-Making

Training children to make their own good decisions takes time and intentionality. 

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Mothering When Life Gets Hard

Kara Tippetts

Kara Tippett on shepherding the hearts of our children amid the stress of life.

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Understanding Teen Depression and Suicide (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling author Dr. Gregory Jantz offers practical advice for helping parents whose teens may be dealing with depression. (Part 2 of 2)

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Understanding Teen Depression and Suicide (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling author Dr. Gregory Jantz offers practical advice for helping parents whose teens may be dealing with depression. (Part 1 of 2)

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Finding Hope in the Midst of Raising Troubled Kids (Part 2 of 2)

Tom and Dena Yohe discuss the struggles they experienced with their troubled teen daughter Renee, who suffered from depression, substance abuse and self-injury. The couple talks about the difficult path to their family's healing and recovery, and offers hope to other parents of wayward teens. (Part 2 of 2)

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Finding Hope in the Midst of Raising Troubled Kids (Part 1 of 2)

Tom and Dena Yohe discuss the struggles they experienced with their troubled teen daughter Renee, who suffered from depression, substance abuse and self-injury. The couple talks about the difficult path to their family's healing and recovery, and offers hope to other parents of wayward teens. (Part 1 of 2)

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Raising Engaged Citizens

Carrie Gordon Earll

Five ways to model social involvement for the next generation

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Protect Your Kids from Negative Influences

Bill Maier

Get tips to help you be a proactive parent during turbulent times.

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