Archive for January, 2017

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