RESOURCES

FOR

KIDS  

For Parents

WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED FROM ME THE MOST?


While each child is unique and has unique needs depending on their age and personality, there are some needs that are universal among all children. All kids need to feel safe, know they are loved, be taught life skills and to be held accountable for their actions. For more information visit: https://connectedfamilies.org/4-messages-for-kids/




MY CHILD JUST DOESN'T LISTEN TO ME! HELP!


Many children struggle with obedience. By building real connection with your child and becoming a place of safety for them you can start to unravel the why’s of what makes it difficult for your child to comply. Looking under the surface will yield true cooperation rather than simply blind obedience...or rebellion. For more information visit: https://connectedfamilies.org/consequences-for-kids/




MY CHILD STRUGGLES WITH ANGER. WHAT CAN I DO?


While every human gets angry from time to time, some children just seem to be born full of fire. If your child struggles with anger, please visit: https://connectedfamilies.org/angry-child-e-book/




WHAT ABOUT SPANKING?


Spanking is perhaps one of the most controversial subjects in Christian parenting. While many of us grew up getting spanked, emerging research on emotional and brain development are beginning to demonstrate the complexities behind this age old practice. While each family must make it’s own discipline choices, it is important to remember, there are many effective alternatives to spanking and corporal punishment. For more information please visit: https://connectedfamilies.org/spanking-in-the-bible/




HOW DO I TALK TO MY CHILD ABOUT SEX OR LGTBQ ISSUES?


Topics surrounding sexuality are deeply personal and each family has their own sexual ethics. God has given us instruction in His Word about how to discover and express our sexuality in ways that honor Him and are healthy for individuals and society at large. While it can be uncomfortable to talk with our kids about sex if we don’t pass on our values, others will be more than happy to instruc our kids. Maintaining a shame-free stance and talking openly about even hard issues is vital to gaining our children’s trust and maintaining our influence in this sphere of life. For lots of information on a variety of topics related to sex, sexuality and gender, please visit: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/topic/parenting/sex-education/




HOW DO I TALK TO MY CHILD ABOUT RACE?


As children we were often taught to be “colorblind” and not to discuss racial differences. But kids naturally notice how we are all the same and how we are different. Acknowledging that we are all image bearers of the Lord and that there is beauty in our difference is important for breaking down racial injustices. For more information please visit: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2017/august-web-only/how-to-talk-about-race-with-kids-racism.html




I CAN'T KEEP UP ON THE MOVIES AND YOUTUBERS MY KIDS ARE WATCHING! HOW CAN I MAKE WISE ENTERTAINMENT CHOICES FOR MY FAMILY?


Keeping up with the newest trends in entertainment could be a full time job! Let Plugged In help you navigate your family’s media choices by reading reviews of movies, TV shows, YouTube channels, music, books and games! https://www.pluggedin.com/