Archive for July, 2016

C4P 8: Mom vs. Dad Dilemma - Part 2

Men and women usually have very different ideas about how things should be done. This is also true as Moms and Dads raise children. When you have a child with special challenges, Moms and Dads often have unique perspectives and different ways to tackle the situation. Often these differences can cause stress on the marriage if the parents are together and lots of turbulence for couples parenting separately. It can be heart wrenching. Join us for Part Two of “Mom vs. Dad Dilemma” where Julie has a special message for the Moms.

Bible Passage:

1 Thes. 5:14-24


Moms:

You are beginning to realize that something may be amiss with your child.

Sometimes your child can drive you crazy and you feel badly about that.

You are now in full pursuit or ready to be in full pursuit of finding out:

*what could be going on with your child

*what professionals you need to get involved

*the absolute best you can bring to your child to help them have every opportunity to the best they can be.

You also may be struggling with Dad's reaction to what is going on with your child

and your desire to pull out all the stops and scour the highways and byways for what and who can help your child.

You may be feeling resistance from Dad. 

· Do you feel a tension and a battle with your child's Dad to get the kind of help you want to for your child?

· Does it seem that he just doesn't see things the same way you do and he doesn't understand why you want to go to such measures?

Join us for some practical ways to work with Dad for the sake of your child.

Tip for the Day: Help Your Children Hydrate!


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C4P 7: Mom vs. Dad Dilemma - Part 1

Men and women usually have very different ideas about how things should be done. This is also true as Moms and Dads raise children. When you have a child with special challenges, Moms and Dads often have unique perspectives and different ways to tackle the situation. Often these differences can cause stress on the marriage if the parents are together and lots of turbulence for couples parenting separately. It can be heart wrenching. Join us for Part One of “Mom vs. Dad Dilemma” where Tom has a special message for the Dads.

Show notes for Podcast 6 “Mom vs. Dad Dilemma - Part 1”

Bible Passage:

1 Thes. 5:16-18, 23-24

Dads:

You love your family. You feel the responsibility to make sure their needs are met and work hard to make sure that happens.

You start to see differences in your child.

You are in fix-it mode and are all about getting him or her involved in activities to increase maturity.

Mom’s ideas may seem a little strange. You are a little uncomfortable with methods she introduces you to that she wants to implement to help your child.

Tip for the Day: How to Help with Bee Stings

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C4P 6: Realizing Your Accomplishments

When raising children, and especially those who have challenges, we often find ourselves at the end of the day feeling that we have not accomplished a thing. However when we take a closer look at how our time was actually spent, we are surprised at all that DID get done. Join us and get some ideas on steps you can take to realize your accomplishments instead of focusing on your inefficiencies or the undone task list you created. It will change your whole perspective.

Shownotes:

Bible Passage:

Phil. 4:8

An Activity for You:

Did you hug your child today?

Did you feed your children food today?

Did you clean up after your child today?

Did you wash your child’s clothes, toys, shoes, crib, high chair,

bouncy seat, baby wrap, car seat cover, blanket, stuffed animal, pacifier,teething ring, bike, etc. today?

Did you wash your child’s face, hands, hair, feet, arms today?

Multiple times?

What ELSE have you done?

Reflect on not necessarily what was on your task list – but what you actually spent your minutes doing today.

Look back over the day and Document what you DID do!

Get detailed.

Become aware.

Get encouraged.

Get motivated.

Rejoice!

Tip for the Day: A Solution to Bedwetting

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C4P 5: Creating an Awesome Summer Plan

In the summer (and during holiday times), schedules change. Do you find yourself dreading summer or holidays because you remember last time being filled with bored, unhappy children or children who are happy to be fixated on electronics, ALL-DAY-LONG, and you had such a battle trying to get the children to do other activities to enrich their minds? Do you feel a bit overwhelmed trying to figure out how to plan out the days so that they enhance your child’s development, refresh all of you, give you days to look forward to, and leave you with good memories? In this podcast we share with you ideas to help you create a way to make the summer wonderful for you and for your child(ren).

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Bible Passages:

Proverbs 16:9,  “A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”

Proverbs 19:21, “Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.”

Proverbs 20:24, “Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?”

Psalm 37: 23,  “The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way.”

Acts 17:28 “For in him we live, and move, and have our being.”

Practical Steps to Create an Awesome Summer Plan

Schedule a time to plan:

  1. list all of the things about your summer days with your family that really are non-negotiable.

  2. list the activities you would like to include in your "free time"

  3. list the skills you would like to work on with your children

  4. list several ideas for YOU to recharge.

  1. Prepare your child's thinking for the changes ahead

  2. Implement activities and exercises that will not only keep your child fit but also do great things for and in his/her brain.

Tip for the Day: Practical Mind-shift Steps on a Bad News Day

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