I Hear You

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“You don’t understand Mom, you don’t know what it is like to be a kid.” After carefully doing my math to realize how long it had been since I was…

Do I Wait for the Storm to be Over?

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When is there a good time to step out in faith? Is it when the waters are calm? Is it when the storm is raging? The best time to step…

Hope Filled Approach to Suicide Prevention

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As we kick off National Suicide Prevention Week, I want you to hear from my good friend, Dan Adams, from Sources of Strength. Sources of Strength’s upstream approach to suicide…

Finding the Light

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By Jennifer Norton I have been finding it very interesting to watch my daughter grow and develop from a little girl into a pre-teen. It is such a pivotal age…

Help! I Feel Exhausted

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By Chris Reed As I’m typing this, the common energy drain in all our lives is coming from COVID-19. The response to and effects of the virus have caused many…

Hope for Mental Health Community | Back to School: Support for Families and Kids

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If you are a student, parent, educator, or love some who is, join us for our online Hope for Mental Health Community for practical support as you navigate the uncertainties…

Messy Bun, But Getting Self-Care Done

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The COVID-19 at-home trends are all about comfy and cozy. Moms and daughters alike are sporting messy buns on the daily. Working parents are dressed for work…from the waistline up…

The Trends of Childhood Stress and Anxiety

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Kara Powell, a leader and research at Fuller Institute, shares a wealth of expertise and wisdom around the seeming increase in stress and anxiety in today's children. Tune in as…

Winning with Your Struggling Teen

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Mark at Amazon Saddleback Parents is joined by Mark Oestreicher, well-known trainer and leader of youth workers across America with almost 40 years of experience in student ministries. He shares…

Hope for Mental Health Community with Pastor Scott Sauls

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Join us for our Hope for Mental Health Community – a safe place for anyone living with or affected by mental illness. Our monthly gatherings are a time to connect…

Speak Up With Your Kids

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My mind lies awake and restless at night—the endless posts, comments, videos and more dealing with every aspect and facet of the racial injustices pervading our country spin through my…

Hope for Mental Health Community with Dr. Bruce Perry

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The stressful impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives is unprecedented, affecting our physical and mental health, our work, our finances, our communities, and our relationships.

Caregiver Burnout, Isolation, and Addiction

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Join us as we focus on caregiver burnout, substance use, addiction, and isolation with Dr. Glenda Wrenn. Dr. Wrenn is a practicing psychiatrist, mental health policy expert, and thought leader…

Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19

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Your mental health, especially as a parent, is vital in this season. Take time to reflect on and protect your mental health.

Supporting Kids During COVID-19

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The kids in our lives have experienced a tremendous amount of change and loss due to COVID-19 – loss of school, the ability to participate in extracurricular activities (sports, art…

Don’t Miss Today Thinking About Tomorrow

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Is your angst increasing about the possibility of a "new normal"? What tomorrow holds can be overwhelming. Don't get lost in tomorrow at the cost of today.

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

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You are probably doing a good or even great job in managing this norm. But, you don't have to keep it all together all the time. It's okay to not…

How To Handle Emotional Pain During The COVID-19 Crisis

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With COVID-19, the quarantine, and the economic turmoil, our intake of information has increased, and with it, comes the news of pain around the world. It can be a simple scroll…

Running on Empty

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In this episode of Parent Pit Stop, Kurt talks about making sure you find time to do the things that fill your tank.

The Short & Long-Term

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The uncertainty of tomorrow, next week and next month can be overwhelming. Be reminded about how to live in the short-term, day-to-day, while keeping a long-term, bigger picture vision in…

Connection in Social Distancing

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As someone who thrives off of in-person connections and relationships, social distancing has been like my kryptonite. Guess that is why God blessed us with a high-energy household of kids…

Surviving At-Home

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There is no time like the present, in the “new norm” of being at-home for work, school, play, meals and more, to take an intentional pitstop. Get your at-home living…

Struggle Well

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It is an inevitable part of life and parenting, that there will be challenges. You will face a parenting struggle. Your child will struggle with a friend, coach, teacher or…

Helping Your Child Face Fears

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“AH, a spider!” “Daddy come get this BIG bug.” “I don’t want to go upstairs by myself, it’s dark and scary!” “What if there are monsters in my closet?!?!” In…

Kids Need Parents Who Are Leaders

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I’m afraid too many parents have indulged and enabled their children to such an extent that they have helped create irresponsible and even narcissistic kids. When we have weak, inconsistent…