Sara Hall

Leading Our Kids (and Ourselves) Through Anxiety

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,…

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Leading Our Kids (and Ourselves) Through Anxiety

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,…

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Teaching Your Kids About Disappointment (Part 2)

To better contextualize this post, please consider reading Teaching Your Kids About Disappointment (Part 1). Disappointment in our kids usually shows up as rapid overreacting to a change. What seems like a minor bump in the road to us as adults is a huge deal to our kids who haven’t yet learned the mental flexibility…

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Teaching Your Kids About Disappointment (Part 1)

Disappointment is one of the most difficult forms of emotional pain. It is also one of the most difficult to deal with in our children. What makes it so difficult is its intensity. We experience disappointment when we expect something to happen, but it doesn’t. The more we have anticipated enjoyment or relief from our…

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Leading Your Kids Through Grief

Telling my 5 year old son that his baby brother or sister had died and was no longer growing in my belly was one of the most heartbreaking things I have ever done. Telling him that his uncle died just a few months later, and attending the funeral was a close second. Coming home from…

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Children Need Our Delight

For the Lord takes delight in his people;     he crowns the humble with victory. Psalm 149:4 NIV Did you know that God delights in you?When your Creator looks on you he feels delighted. For the Lord your God is living among you.    He is a mighty savior.He will take delight in you with gladness.    With his love, he will calm all your…

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Teaching Your Kids About Anger (Part 2)

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV The first step to teaching our kids how to “be angry and do not sin” is to help them learn to name their anger. We do that by naming…

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Teaching Your Kids About Anger (Part 1)

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV Did he just growl at me?I was in the kitchen making dinner when my two year old came in and asked for a “nak, Mama, nak!” (snack).“Mama’s making dinner,…

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