Being a parent is hard. We are here to help. Using professional leaders, therapists, and parents and guardians like you, we bring knowledge and skills for parents to grow in their ability to manage life and faith life at home.
Punishment Vs. Discipline
Helping our kids is what we are about. So what do we do when they do wrong? Do we get into the mode of judge or teacher? In this little "podlet", Pastor Jay shares a few thoughts on how to discipline from a place of teaching.
Intuitive Eating with Christine Zimmerman
What if we changed our relationship with food? What if we helped our child care about what they eat and love food but not by using shame and denial, rather by tapping in to their intuitive nature to explore, try new things, get stuck and find their way back? Christine Zimmerman, licensed dietician and Intuitive Eating Counselor shares great thoughts here about how we can change the way we approach food with our kids.
Healthy Communication with Marjorie Laird, PhD
Marjorie Laird, PhD, (https://www.marjorielairdllc.com/) believes that we often think about communication after we have a problem. How can we get ahead of communication and work on how we care for one another before there is a problem? In this podcast Dr. Laird talk with us about healthy communication, establishing values, and learning to communicate well.
EFT, Tapping, and managing Anxiety with Teresa VanPelt, LMHC
On our 5th installment on trauma, we speak to Teresa VanPelt. Teresa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) whose journey led her to discover a technique for handling anxiety that can stem from trauma called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) otherwise known as "tapping". This is a technique that one follows a pattern of tapping different parts of the body to help focus mind and body. It's not for everyone, but for those who wish to try something new this may be a technique that can help. For more on EFT, you can try www.eftinternational.org.
Elizabeth Rawlings: Shaping a trauma informed ministry
In episode 4 of our series on Trauma, we speak to Elizabeth Rawlings who shares how her work in campus ministry evolved into a trauma informed ministry. Here she shares what she learned and ways we can handle trauma in ourselves and create safety for others.
Parenting and Trauma
We welcome Dr. Jill Van Horne to the Podcast. Jill is and old friend and professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where she recently received the 2020 Reich College of Education Outstanding Mentor Award. In this podcast Jill provides insight on parenting in times like these where trauma may be prevalent.