C4P 28 - Nothing is TOO Hard

Show Notes for Podcast 28 “Nothing is TOO Hard” Bible Passage: Jeremiah 32:17 Devotional: Nothing is TOO Hard Tip: One Simple Tip to a Calmer Kid – Jumping Jacks and Dance Breaks Sometimes our children get in a tizzy. Sometimes they just cannot focus. When our children get into an emotional state, what can we do to bring them back to reason? Tune in for some practical ideas to help your child to return to calm. And remember… It is NEVER too late. There is always HOPE. Visit us at www.Champions4Parents.com and Support us at: http://www.pefministry.org – then click “Website”, then click “USA”, then find our photo - click it and then click “donate” Resources: Sign up for our Ministry Monthly Updates by emailing us at Champions4Parents@gmail.com and our March Forth Family Parenting Newsletter by emailing us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com MarchForthFamily.com (Parent Coaching and Classes) – email us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com

C4P 27 - We Need Each Other

Show Notes for Podcast 27 “We Need Each Other” Bible Passages: Acts 1:12-14 Are we really SO Different or are we more the same? What is your child’s Label? Diagnosis? Struggle? Are our children so very different or more the same? Do you know a child with Downs who needs the same kind of therapy as a child with Autism? Do you know a child diagnosed with ADHD who can benefit from the gifts and talents and personality of a child with CP? Increase your circle of friends regardless of diagnoses. A child with Dyslexia could benefit from being friends with a child with high functioning Autism who writes easily. A child is a child. We are more the same than we are different, no matter what our issues, capabilities, gifts, concerns. In fact, a child with even multiple disabilities is more like a typical child than they are not. A child is a child. It is NEVER too late. There is always HOPE. Visit us at www.Champions4Parents.com and Support us at: http://www.pefministry.org – then click “Website”, then click “USA”, then find our photo - click it and then click “donate” Resources: Sign up for our Ministry Monthly Updates by emailing us at Champions4Parents@gmail.com and our March Forth Family Parenting Newsletter by emailing us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com MarchForthFamily.com (Parent Coaching) – email us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com

C4P 26 - Enough or Push More

Notes for Podcast 26 “Enough or Push More” Bible Passages: Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:1-4, Matthew 5:48, 2 Corinthians 13:14 Do you find yourself wondering how much you should push your children to develop? Parents we know have had several schools of thought: 1. No interventions at all. 2. Do hours and hours of research, interview many experts in all the therapy fields, hook their children up with the best. 3. Intervention on steroids potentially to the detriment of siblings, spouses, friends (and maybe even the child). 4. Learn from the experts, go for certifications and degrees in the fields that will most help your child, and do most of the interventions yourself at home. 5. And variations and combinations of all of the above. THINGS TO CONSIDER" Medical fragility Season of life Other responsibilities This child’s personality This child’s capabilities This child’s spirit Siblings Aging parents The budget So, what is a parent to do? - Consider the above. - Pray. - wise counsel. - Get others to pray with you and for you and for your child. - Be willing to evaluate. - Don’t get discouraged or compare yourself to others. Remember: - YOU are the parent. - God has given you everything you need for life and godliness. 2 Pet.1:3 - He who calls you is faithful. 1 Thes. 5:24 - He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isa. 40:11 Learn to: - Listen - Move - Be okay with current resources. - Be willing to step it up. - Consider what you can do at home. - Consider getting trained yourself. God gave that specific child to YOU to raise for a time. Whether by adoption, foster care, or biologically, God has appointed you and He will equip you. It is NEVER too late. There is always HOPE. Visit us at www.Champions4Parents.com and Support us at: http://www.pefministry.org – then click “Website”, then click “USA”, then find our photo - click it and then click “donate” Resources: Sign up for our Ministry Monthly Updates by emailing us at Champions4Parents@gmail.com and our March Forth Family Parenting Newsletter by emailing us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com MarchForthFamily.com (Parent Coaching) – email us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com

C4P 25 - Love Endures and Options

Show Notes for Podcast 25 “Love Endures & Options” Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 13 Devotional: “The Greatest of these is Love” Things to Remember: - Who is God as we raise our children? - The One who calls us - The One who equips us. - The One who cares. - The One who invites us to lean on Him. AND... - Our God is the Answer. - He is sufficient. - Our Savior is the Resource. - He deeply cares. OPTIONS As parents we are bombarded with gazillions of decisions we have to make for our children. As parents of children who have challenges, the decisions for those children can be quite daunting because they are outside our comfort zones and outside our familiarity. If the fit is not good – keep looking. Be open to new possibilities. Re-evaluate and regroup, if necessary. Tips to help as you evaluate: · Write out your questions · Search several trusted resources · Don’t be afraid of seemingly opposing ideas. o Mull them over. Talk about them. Identify pros and cons. · Most importantly PRAY. PRAY. PRAY. · Ask others to pray It is NEVER too late. There is always HOPE. Visit us at www.Champions4Parents.com and Support us at: http://www.pefministry.org – then click “Website”, then click “USA”, then find our photo - click it and then click “donate” Resources: MarchForthFamily.com (Parent Coaching) – email us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com NCBP – The National Center for Biblical Parenting – www.biblicalparenting.org

C4P 24 - Transitions

Podcast 24 “Transitions”

Do you ever get weary?
Bible Passage: Galatians 6:9, Matthew 11:28

Who is God as we raise our children?

  • The One who calls us
  • The One who equips us.
  • The One who cares.
  • The One who invites us to lean on Him.

Remember:

  • God is the Answer.
  • He is sufficient.
  • Our Savior is the Resource.
  • He deeply cares.

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Transitions

What we have learned through the raising of our four children is that communication is key for just about everything in life. So, the question is: how practically can we hep up the communication to alleviate the stress on both the child and us, as parents, with regard to transitions?

Three Points of Contact:

 

  1. Preparation
  2. Heat of the Moment
  3. Moving Forward

 

Preparation – what can we put into place ahead of time to help our children with their transitions?

In the Heat of the Moment – what can we do during the resistance and/or meltdowns?

Moving Forward – what can we do to help our children learn how best to move forward

Practical Helps:

 

  • Visual charts
  • Auditory input
  • Role playing
  • Toys as props
  • Teaching
  • Books from the Library
  • Social stories
  • Relieving sensory stress

 

Helpful Links:

http://www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/resources.html#tab=resource_online&text=transitions

http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2011/12/13/26-sensory-integration-tools-for-meltdown-management/

It is NEVER too late. There is always HOPE.

Visit us at www.Champions4Parents.com and

Support us at:  http://www.pefministry.org – then click “Website”, then click “USA”, then find our photo - click it and then click “donate”

Resources:

MarchForthFamily.com (Parent Coaching) – email us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com

NACP – The National Center for Biblical Parenting – www.biblicalparenting.org

 

C4P 23 - Special Needs Preschoolers

Show Notes for Podcast 23 “Special Needs Preschoolers”

Bible Passage: Isaiah 43:19

You are pretty new at this special needs thing. You may even be pretty new to parenting. Maybe you are a little overwhelmed and want to know what to think about next with regard to your child. Join us as we chat about the swirling emotions, overwhelming options, and practical every day developmental helps for our preschoolers with special needs.

You have landed in a different place than you expected.

Take care of the caregiver.

You may have more options for:

  • Therapies
  • Medical Intervention
  • Education

than you think.

Ideas for helping with your preschool child’s development at home.

INPUT   INPUT   INPUT

(Be sure to look below at our Resources section for fresh input for you as you guide your child.)

Fun-based learning:

  • Outings
  • Manipulatives
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Homemade records of information you want them to know.
  • Creating and communicating routines helpful to your family life.
  • Setting up learning stations in your home.
  • Presenting “themes of the week”

 

Remember: it is NEVER too late. There is always HOPE.

Visit us at www.Champions4Parents.com and

Support us at: http://www.pefministry.org – then click “Website”, then click “USA”, then find our photo - click it and then click “donate”

Resources:

MarchForthFamily.com (Parent Coaching) – email us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com

Wee Folk Art: www.weefolkart.com

Before Five in a Row: http://fiveinarow.com/before-five-in-a-row/

http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/WhoWeAre.html

https://www.abcmouse.com/landing/brand:goog?gclid=CPKvhdCZsdECFZO2wAodqrUCEg

https://www.amazon.com/Slow-Steady-Get-Me-Ready/dp/0962232211

 

 

C4P 22 - Gifts That Help

Show Notes for Podcast 22 “Gifts that Help”

Bible Passages: John 3:16, John 1:12, Matthew 2:11, James 1:17, Romans 11:9, Ephesians 2:8

During holidays and birthdays, our children are often given gifts. On today’s podcast, we’ll talk about how diverse our kids can be and what some moms have to say about helpful gifts for their children.

Tip for the Week: Holiday Free Time – Keeping the Kids Occupied

Looking for ideas to keep the kids occupied while they are off school for the holidays? Tune into our Tip for the Week.

One activity you may want to do is Roberta Meier’s God’s Special Messenger and “Hide and Seek – Happy Birthday Jesus”.  We’ll explain how in this Podcast.

https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Special-Messenger-Roberta-Meier/dp/0996890106/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482460212&sr=8-1&keywords=roberta+meier

Visit us at www.Champions4Parents.com and

Support us at: http://www.pefministry.org – then click “Website”, then click “USA”, then find our photo - click it and then click “donate”

Resources:

MarchForthFamily.com (Parent Coaching) – email us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com

C4P 21: Help! Holidays are Coming

Do holidays and special events sometimes leave you and your child especially exhausted and sometimes overwrought? On today’s podcast, we are going to talk about strategies that may help holidays and special events to run a little smoother and to help you create an opportunity where you and your child may even have a pleasant experience.

Bible Passage: Luke 2:41-47

Join us for ideas on how to GUARD your:
- Schedule
- Health
- Expectations
- Rest Time

Tip for the Week – Making it Better during Events

Traditions, Holidays, Gatherings, and MY Child

Things to consider:

·         Researching the event to see if it is appropriate or feasible for my child

·         Allergies and popular party foods

·         Sensory Overload

·         Family members who just don't "get it"

·         Preparing the child

·         Helping the child to be flexible when "out of the ordinary" happens

·         Educating family and friends with tips on helping the child participate

·         Helping people with gift ideas

Visit us at www.Champions4Parents.com and

Support us at: http://www.pefministry.org – then click “Website”, then click “USA”, then find our photo - click it and then click “donate”

Resources:

 

C4P 20: Tis the Sneezon

Bible Passage: Galatians 6:9

Tips for restoring your body back to health and for strengthening your immune system.

· Learn about the peroxidizer.

· Consider therapeutic grade essential oils. We like http://hopewelloils.com/

· How much Vitamin C?

· Less food, more broth, more water.

· Rest.

· Look into the medicinal properties in raw honey.


No symptoms? Would you like to keep it that way?

· The BIG 3: Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, and Omega 3s

· Fruits and Veggies

· Hydrate

· Rest

· Move

· Breathe


Tip for the Week – Disobedience, Defiance, or Disability?

Is your child having difficulty “listening” to you? We may be able to help you with the reason why.

Visit us at www.Champions4Parents.com and

Support us at: http://www.pefministry.org – then click “Website”, then click “USA”, then find our photo - click it and then click “donate”

Resources:

MarchForthFamily.com (Parent Coaching) – email us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com

Hopewell Essential Oils: http://hopewelloils.com/

National Center for Biblical Parenting – biblicalparenting.org - heart based parenting strategies

Dr. Mark Hyman – health ideas – drhyman.com

Are you wondering what supplements may be helpful for your child? Check this out:

 

http://store.drhyman.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=children

C4P 19: Gut Stuff

Bible Passages: Psalm 119:103, Luke 12:23, John 4:34, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 10:31, John 6:35

Gut Stuff

Today we are going to talk about one thing that could be at the root of a child’s learning concerns and/or behavior challenges. Join us as we explore yet another potential answer to a child’s struggles.

Is your child:

·         Uncomfortable?
·         Stuck in some of his development?
·         Sickly?
·         Struggling academically?
·         Annoying?
·         Miserable?

Avoid:
·         High fructose corn syrup
·         Hydrogenated oils
·         Artificial flavors
·         Artificial and sugar substitutes
·         Too much sugar

Consider the effects of dairy and/or gluten on your child.

Do the process of crowding out. (Institute for Integrative Nutrition). Buy more and more good stuff and less and less bad stuff. Eventually, your pantry and refrigerator/freezer will be filled with healthy foods.

Consider supplementing vitamins and minerals as needed.

Tip for the Week – Helping Your Child Get the Job Done

Some suggestions:
·         Step back and figure out what you want them to know.
·         Make a step by step list of the way that you want the job done. That list is for you.
·         Now, create a chart with those steps signified by pictures or a few signal words.
·         Post the chart in his/her room.
·         Every few days for a few weeks, go into the child’s room WITH him or her, communicate each step and do the steps together. Make it a positive experience. Work together cheerfully.

Take to the next level

Motivational Tip

Visit us at www.Champions4Parents.com and

Support us at: http://www.pefministry.org – then click “Website”, then click “USA”, then find our photo - 
click it and then click “donate”
RESOURCES:
MarchForthFamily.com (Parent Coaching) – email us at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com
National Center for Biblical Parenting – biblicalparenting.org - heart based parenting strategies
Dr. Mark Hyman – health ideas – drhyman.com