Parenting Archives - Page 4 of 5 - Seedbed

We all want children who will succeed in life, and part of their success hinges on their ability to value and perform hard work. How can we ensure that we are teaching children the value of honest work? Kathy Milans weighs in with sound advice.

In today's video interview, Don Joy shares some of the unique challenges that parents face in the 21st century, including the absence of fathers and parenting children through the temptations of social media.

A new school year is around the corner. Traditionally, children and their parents give teachers gifts for Christmas or teacher appreciation day. But, Kathy Milans suggests a radical new approach to gift giving. Why not start the year off with the best gifts of all, not only for our children's teachers, but for our children as well?

Children learn best by the hands-on work of play and journeying through everyday life. Marilyn Elliott shares a teachable experience she had with her kids. When their pet hamster died, she used the experience to help them understand what happens when a loved one passes away.

Being a parent is hard. Then, there is a spectrum of parenting styles to choose from. From micromanaging your child's life through play dates and arranged activities to completely free-range parenting, the choices are endless. Kathy Milans shares what a model of parenting with healthy play looks like from her perspective as a registered play therapist.

This week's Soul Care video features Catherine Stonehouse talking about nurturing children and how important it is for us to know how to do so.

How in the world can we talk with our children and help them understand death when we don't understand it ourselves? The topic makes us uncomfortable and afraid. It touches pain inside our own hearts from the questions we have that remain unanswered. Ellen Martin offers helpful, solid advice for helping our children death with death and grief.

How does the family system operate, and what happens when it doesn't work the way it should? In today's Soul Care Collective Aging and Spirituality Video, Dr. Don Joy explains how crucial the family system is in the development of a person's emotional life, and what the consequences are when the family system is dysfunctional.

We live in an time when media attention raises awareness (and also fear) of childhood sexual abuse. With all the danger we see, how in the world can we keep our children safe? Kathy Milans shares wisdom and tangible resources that will help you keep the children in your life more safe from sexual predators.

"I once had an 'out of control' teen brought to my counseling office by a Christian family. My first question to the parents was, 'Tell me the rules you have for your son in your home.' The parents looked like two deer mesmerized by car headlights. I knew that my work needn't be with the child in this family. My work was to teach the parents how to set healthy boundaries for their son." Are you seeking a healthier and more peaceful relationship with your children? Kathy Milans shares wisdom about the value of setting healthy boundaries.

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