The news can often terrify children. As a parent, you can help your kids sort through news stories they might see on TV.
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.
We must be aware of what our kids are watching online and how it may impact them, especially in the case of the recent TikTok suicide video that has gone viral.
A child or teen suicide attempt represents much more than a medical problem. It represents a young person in crisis, crying out for help.
We saw him fall in and start to go underwater. Benjamin did not know how to swim. Suddenly, every parent’s worst nightmare was playing out in front of me.
Your child’s life may not be going the way they want it to. They may have even gone through something horrible and tragic. Let them know God is the Author of great comebacks. He has an awesome one specially designed for them!
While motherhood usually includes plenty of challenges, most women are not prepared for the crises that may occur. As moms learn to adjust to motherhood in difficult situations, they will often find joy in unexpected places.
Whether you are enjoying or being challenged by this time of living with your young adult child, it’s a great time to develop adaptability.
Focus on the Family has created Alive to Thrive to provide help and hope for parents and others who interact regularly with young people. This free resource provides practical suggestions for preventing and responding to suicidal thoughts and actions.
Be aware of your own feelings. Notice when you are annoyed or overwhelmed and are becoming angry. Once you are aware, choose to take a break and deal with your emotions before you try to deal with your child’s emotions.