Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
All the brains in your family will love these resources!
We want to equip you to help your kids connect with God in ways that will work for how they’re individually wired. The more research we do here at Focus on the Family, the more we are convinced that brain health is one of the key factors in raising healthy, resilient kids. When we get enough sleep, when we eat right, when we manage our time effectively, we take care of something that is with us our entire lives…our body! And specifically, our brain! On a spiritual level, you can reinforce your kids’ identity to help them see they are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: How Your Child Connects to God
Each new school year presents kids with a wealth of opportunities for engagement. But these opportunities can be so taxing on their brains! With so many spiritual, academic, and relational demands competing for their time and attention, many students find themselves just wanting to escape and have fun. The busyness they experience can also leave them feeling disconnected from God, resulting in more possibilities for distraction and poor decision-making. By fostering healthy connections and providing appropriate fuel for both the brain and the soul, parents can help give kids what the brain needs to effectively develop throughout the school year. On a spiritual level, you can reinforce your kids’ identity to help them see they are fearfully and wonderfully made.
As our children grow up, they begin to recognize that god has built their brains and bodies to approach Him in a variety of ways. As parents, we can help our kids discover their unique writing to help nurture their faith. Explore our relevant resources to help your children connect with God, learn about His world, and engage with His truth.
Resources for Spiritual Development
God designed our bodies with a purpose. Every detail comes from Him. As your kids begin to grow and mature, conversations involving dieting, exercising, and nutrition will become regular topics within your home. In your role as a parent, you have the opportunity to guide your children through these different stages of life while helping them focus on how they are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Resources for Learning about Nutrition
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As our kids grow up, so do their schedules. From school to sports to music and art, our children’s interests and talents take them a variety of places. But we all know there are only so many hours in a day and days in a week. Even at an early age, you can help your children develop responsible time management skills. Cultivate this habit in your home through our resources and conversation starters to help your kids know they are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Resources for Time Management Skills
Managing Technology’s Impact on Your Kids, Part 1 & Part 2
The Time of Our Lives – Adventures in Odyssey
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Make coffee? Hit the snooze button? Those are all good answers. But for teens, the first thing is often their phone. Tech is everywhere. It’s omnipresent. It’s the first thing many teens check when they get up in the morning. Learn how to help your children navigate this technology-saturated world to show them they are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Resources for Media Discernment
How To Create Routine for Your Family
Our Vice President of Parenting and Youth, Danny Huerta, join us to offer up some advice about creating routine as a family. He includes ideas on how to create space for time as a family as well as incite on how to get your kids to do their homework and chores. Routines help your children positively develop their identity, especially their biblical identity of being fearfully and wonderfully made.