Survival Kit

As school, play, work and more have moved at-home, Saddleback Parents wants to help you not only survive but win during your time at-home. Check out these resources below to help you win at-home. Also, follow our “Saddleback Parents At Home” Pinterest account for ideas constantly being added to make the most of your time.

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Temperature Goes Up

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The temperature has gone up as our world revolves around and at-home. Step back, settle in, and see things from a fresh perspective.  

Having Faith Conversations with Your Family During the Quarantine

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It’s such a crazy time for all of us. Families are feeling the stress and yet, for many of us, we have more time to have meaningful conversations. I wanted…

Make the Most of This Time

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About a month ago, many of us were complaining that we were too busy, that life was moving too quickly, and that we wished we had more time to spend…

Getting Along While Staying At Home

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By: Kay Warren w/ Kay & Milan Yerkovich

Hope for Mental Health Community with Dr. J.P. Moreland, PhD

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Join Kay and Dr. J.P. Moreland as they share about anxiety. Dr. Moreland is the author of Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace.…

Farewell What Should Have Been

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While I know this is our new norm, honestly, reality hasn’t fully set in. The statewide reports and letters announcing the closures of schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020…

The Process

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By: Kinsey Hunting There’s a lot to process through with all of the drastic changes that have happened in our society over the last few weeks. This pandemic has created…

Before COVID-19

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  By: Laleanne Stanbery Before COVID-19 we filled our lives with... Busyness School Work Sports Extra-curriculars Bible Studies Lunches Meetings, meetings, and more meetings The occasional, penciled into the empty…

Temperature Goes Up

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  By: Shawn Hyde If you’re feeling a bit more exhausted than usual, you’re in good company! Each of us has had to make some big adjustments in our daily…

Your Best Response to Your Back-At-Home College Student

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The freedoms and growth of college may have halted as college students return home sooner than anticipated. Learn how to navigate the early return-home with your college student.

Middle schoolers be like, Part 2

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If you are raising a middle schooler, sometimes you just have to have a good laugh. Can you relate to any of this?!?!

More Than Enough

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In this episode of Parent Pit Stop, Kurt shares one of the most famous moments of Jesus' ministry and reminds us that oftentimes God not only meets our needs... but…

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.

“A Faith That Makes Tough Choices Easier” with Pastor Rick Warren

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“A Faith That Handles Difficulties” with Pastor Rick Warren

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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…

Middle schoolers be like

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If you are raising a middle schooler, sometimes you just have to have a good laugh. Can you relate to any of this?!?!

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…

“Defeating Fear During the Virus Crisis” with Pastor Rick Warren

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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis is unprecedented in our lifetime. With fear and panic being spread everywhere we look, it can be difficult to have hope. In this special message, Pastor…

As Children Face Disappointments, Parents Can Help Them Develop Resilience

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Hey Parents!  From time to time during this health crisis, we will be sharing links to stories, articles or resources that we think may be helpful.  Not all of them will be…

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…

How to Talk to Your Kids About Fears

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YOU’VE GOT THIS Most nights, our family gathers together for family time. Some nights we shoot baskets on the Over the Door basketball hoop. Other times we talk about school,…

The Juggle

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One of the most consistent compliments I get is my high capacity—multitasking juggler of many kids, jobs, roles and responsibilities. You would think that would be an asset in this…

Picture Perfect Parenting

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Homeschooling, two full-time jobs relocated, at-home sports, virtual friend dates…we are PICTURE perfect as you can see! Here is the key word in this…PICTURE. It is all a captured façade…

College Ministry Profile

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Even though your college student is technically a young adult, they are still your child. Check out these frequently addressed topics that college students are facing today so that you,…

The Gospel in 5 Words

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The Gospel In 5 Words As parents and kids spend more time at home together during our current health crisis, there is certainly an increase in the amount of time…

Three Questions Parents Can (Should) Ask Their Students During Times of Uncertainty

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By Jason Pogue If your students are anything like mine, they spend a TON of time in their bedrooms. In fact, they typically only come out of their rooms for…

Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Tough Stuff

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We are navigating uncharted territory with the coronavirus and the closure of virtually everything “normal” in our day-to-day…schools, sports, extracurriculars, playdates, amusement parks, stores, and church. One thing is certain,…

Working From Home

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Our Friend Adam McLane is a parent who has worked from home for almost a decade,  and we think his insight might be helpful to those of you who may…

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…

True Confessions in Training Children Spiritually

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I’m a children’s minister; have been for the last almost 15 years. I’ve been a follower of Jesus for more than 20 years. Been through seminary classes and countless Bible…

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…

Two-Minute Tips

Who You Are in Tough Times

March 17, 2020

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Include God in the Everyday

August 30, 2019

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Pray Before Worrying

November 30, 2018

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