How to help your kids manage their emotions

How to help your kids manage their emotions - If we adults often need help with our emotions, how much more do our kids? Today I share how we you can help your little ones with their own emotions. What can we do as parents?  Let's see!

If we adults often need help with our emotions, how much more do our kids? Today I share how we you can help your little ones with their own emotions. What can we do as parents? Let’s see!

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At some point in our lives we all go through sadness, loss, pain, illness, among many things. The feelings are affected and it is normal to live it. As parents we often do not know how we can handle and / or provide tools to our children so that they can somehow manage their emotions. What can we do?

  • First of all, pray! – I think praying is the first thing we must do. Ask God for help, wisdom and strength! We trust and rely in God’s care and provision to every need we have. And helping our kids with the emotions is one of them.
  • Second, get yourself some information and knowledge based in the Word of God. If you look closer and deep, the bible tons of help for the parents. Take a look at the book of Proverbs!
  • Third, listen and listen again! – Make yourself available to listen and pay attention to words and body language of your kids. Sometimes, they can express something and demonstrate other thing with their behavior. Pay attention!
  • Fourth, love and love! – Give them gestures of love, even when it’s hard to understand their emotions. Being present, providing a hug, give them security! Give words of affirmation always!
  • If your kids are older (8, 10, 12 or older) talk with them about your own experiences with your emotions and how you deal with your emotions in different settings. Perhaps, they feel identified and this helps them with their own emotions.
  • Don’t let them deny or avoid their emotions. Provide a space for ventilation. May they feel safe talking to you. Give them confidence and do not share what they tell you with other people who are not from the same family nucleus.
  • For toddlers and preschoolers, let them come to you in every need! – Pay all your attention to them. If they come crying to you, expect them with arms wide open. They come to you because they feel safe and secure with mom and dad! – Get yourself some tools like books of different topics (this have help me a lot) to explain to them according to their age.

As parents we must be available to our children and promote emotional health. Guide them using faith and the Word of God as a basis at all times. Have you implemented any of these tips with your children? How did it go?

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5 bible verses for stress relief

We have been alerted in the bible to the difficult times we were going through. What we are experiencing is not something new, perhaps it is new for this generation. But, in the Bible we are told about the end times and what we, the children of God, should do in these times.  I'm sharing 5 bible verses for stress relief in this times we are living.

We have been alerted in the bible to the difficult times we were going through. What we are experiencing is not something new, perhaps it is new for this generation. But, in the Bible we are told about the end times and what we, the children of God, should do in these times. I’m sharing 5 bible verses for stress relief in this times we are living.

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There is no doubt that all these events cause anxiety and much stress in the world. This is real. And what it says in the bible is real too. 2 of Timothy 3:1 in the AMP Version says the following:

But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear].

Related post: How to survive this time at home

Many people are experiencing illness, loss, loneliness, hunger, among many other things. As children of God we are not exempt from this,we never have been. However, we are blessed to have the Word of God as our spiritual food to strengthen us, increase our faith and fully trust God in these difficult times.

We have been alerted in the bible to the difficult times we were going through. What we are experiencing is not something new, perhaps it is new for this generation. But, in the Bible we are told about the end times and what we, the children of God, should do in these times.  I'm sharing 5 bible verses for stress relief in this times we are living.
God is powerful to sustain us, strengthen us and guide us in difficulty.

Read these 5 biblical verses well, because they will strengthen you and lead you to deliver your anxieties, stress and burdens into the hands of the Lord

5 bible verses for stress relief

  • casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. – 1 Peter 5:7
  • “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. – Matthew 11:28
  • “Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me. – John 14:1
  • I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] – John 16:33
  • Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. – Philippians 4:6

Sometimes one of the things we do the least is go to the presence of God to seek the rest that he promises to give us. We pay our full attention in the circumstances and forget that God is powerful to sustain us, strengthen us and guide us in difficulty.

Trust God all your worries and stress and He will give you rest! #stress #God #faith #stressrelief #bibleverses

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Blessings, Always – Tayrina

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4 fiction books about faith for kids

4 fiction books about faith for your kids - As a child I always liked to read and play with dolls. When I got to high school, I focused more on reading and learning English. There are many children today who love to read instead of playing video games and that it's good! Today I am sharing 4 fiction books about faith for kids.

As a child I always liked to read and play with dolls. When I got to high school, I focused more on reading and learning English. There are many children today who love to read instead of playing video games and that it’s good! Today I am sharing 4 fiction books about faith for kids. Let’s see!

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Here I share 4 books on fiction and faith! It is a great series called “The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle”. Maybe, you have heard about it or maybe not. I’m sharing a little review here. This series is about a seventh grade thirteen-year-old named Wally McDoogle, who loves to write on his computer different stories. Each book includes a super fun and faith focused story.

Bill Myers’s beloved children’s book series is back, and updated for a new generation of young readers. In addition to updated pop culture references and an easy-to-read typesetting, these new editions bring Wally to life with illustrations throughout the text.
The Wally McDoogle series is full of hilarious hijinks and outrageous adventures. In between the laughter, readers will learn essential lessons about friendship, pride, and faith – and the importance of trusting God with it all.

What I like about each book is that it inspires children to trust God, to share about Jesus, among other faith topics that are so important today. To give children these resources in their hands is to provide them with an injection of faith.

You can get each book (each one will bring a new story your kids will love), they are many titles available now! – Check out more information about the books here and get them all here.

Free Resource Kit:

If you purchase any of the book you can a free resource kit (which is great!!!!) – Once you buy it enter here to fill out this application.

4 fiction books about faith for kids you will love! #wallymcdoogle #wallybooks #billmyers #tommynelson

Inspire a love for reading and the Word of God through these great resources. Do your children love to read? They will love these books for sure!

Blessings, Always – Tayrina

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4 fiction books about faith for your kids - As a child I always liked to read and play with dolls. When I got to high school, I focused more on reading and learning English. There are many children today who love to read instead of playing video games and that it's good! Today I am sharing 4 fiction books about faith for kids.

How to keep the family together and get to know each other more

In times of technology that we are living today, it is a little difficult to keep family members together in the same place. I know that everyone has their cell phone or video games and it is less time spent together as a family.  Is a reality!

In times of technology that we are living today, it is a little difficult to keep family members together in the same place. I know that everyone has their cell phone or video games and it is less time spent together as a family. Is a reality!

What can we do today to foster family unity and get to know each member of the family better. I remember as a child that they gave me board games and we spent hours playing together. These games were a great way to share, talk, and have fun as a family.

Now that has been lost a bit. However, there are still alternatives to unite us more as a family. Today I share a small game in size but big on purpose. This game will help us keep the family together and get to know each other more every day.

How to keep the family together and get to know each other more:

This fascinating game is called THE RANK GAME by Storyastic! and its main purpose in addition to bringing fun is to encourage time together as a family. It is a game for member of 14 yeards old or more, however I think that the smallest children inside the house can also join in and contribute. Let’s know a little about this game:

This game will help us keep the family together
  • You can four games with just one! You can use it in 4 games modes!
  • It’s all about guessing your RANK and prove how well you know each other.
  • In just one small box (that you can take with you wherever you want) includes everything you need to play!

THE RANK GAME is designed by Dana Brown, a former Walt Disney Imagineer, and Chip Brown, a former Disney Studios producer and Christian publisher, to engage the diverse backgrounds, interests, personalities and opinions of every player. By celebrating our individualism, THE RANK GAME actually brings people together, through rich conversation and competition. Created for groups of all sizes, THE RANK GAME leverages our own social behaviors—ranking the things or experiences in our lives.

Hours and hours of fun for the whole family

This game will add hours and hours of fun for the whole family. In this cute little box you will get all the necessary materials to play wherever you are, including cards, scorecards and more. This is a game that you will surely like to have in your home. Know more details about this amazing game HERE!

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Blessings, Always – Tayrina

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How to teach your kids to do acts of kindness

The Bible teaches us that kindness is one of the fruits of the Spirit. Teaching kids kindness is important from an early age. But how can we do it? Here I share with you a few tips on how we can teach our kids the acts of kindness.

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The Bible teaches us that kindness is one of the fruits of the Spirit. Teaching kids kindness is important from an early age. But how can we do it? Here I share with you a few tips on how we can teach our kids the acts of kindness.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (Galatians 5:22)

The dictionary of Bible Themes says about kindness the following: The quality of compassion and generosity, characteristic of God’s dealings towards the weak and poor, and demanded of believers. The kindness is also shown in the words and deeds of Jesus Christ.

In the Bible we have the best example that we can use to illustrate and teach our children about this topic. JESUS! – If we speak about compassion, generosity and kindness we are speaking about Him, and how God (our Father) made a great act of love and kindness with us through Jesus.

The first thing to say here is focus your teaching on Jesus. And you will be giving your children a solid foundation in kindness.

You can teach your kids with the following:

  • Being yourself the example of kindness with themselves. Teaching values ​​begins at home and it is important that we are willing to not only talk to them about kindness, but willing to model it through our actions.
  • When we do acts of kindness it is important not to draw attention to ourselves. Children must learn that these acts are born from love and in the heart.
  • An idea to practice it may be choosing a day to perform acts of kindness with family members. And then, do it with the neighbors and so on.
    • Write a letter of encouragement.
    • Set the table for dinner.
    • Help with cleaning the dishes.
    • Help your neighbor to clean the yard.

Encourage your children to be kind to everyone regardless of differences (race, color). It is very important to teach these things from an early age because today we see a great need for healthy and loving adults in society. When your children do these acts of kindness, give them affirmation words that positively reinforce what they have done.

Finally, pray together as a family and ask God that you can always do acts of kindness and that each act is to give glory to Him. Have you had the opportunity to do this with your children? If not, would you like to start now? Comment below!

Focus your teaching on Jesus. And you will be giving your children a solid foundation in kindness. #faith #teach #kids #howto

Blessings, Always – Tayrina

Recommended Kids Books about Kindness you can buy as resources and tools: