You Are Not Alone

Author: Dena Yohe
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
ISBN: 1601428375
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers guidance and inspiration for parents dealing with children suffering through self-injury, mental illness, depression, bullying, or destructive choices, sharing healthy ways of maintaining other relationships and retaining hope through difficult times.

You Are Not Alone

Author: Dena Yohe
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 1601428383
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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You would go to the ends of the earth for your child. So, if your teenager or young adult is in the midst of crisis due to self-injury, mental illness, depression, bullying, or destructive choices, you probably feel broken, powerless, and isolated. Dena Yohe wants you to know you are not alone. You are not a bad parent. And you are going to be okay. Dena has been where you are. In You Are Not Alone, she speaks from experience as she offers healthy ways to maintain your other relationships, suggestions for responding to friends who don’t understand, and ideas for keeping up your emotional and spiritual well-being when your world feels as if it’s crashing down. It is possible to find purpose in your pain, joy beyond your fear, and hope for every tomorrow. Includes prayers, exercises, websites, and other helpful resources. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hope for Hurting Parents Parent Notebook

Author: Dena Yohe
Publisher: EABooks Publishing
ISBN: 9781945975639
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Hope for Hurting Parents Parent Notebook is a product of the Hope for Hurting Parents ministry (HopeforHurtingParents.com). It was developed to be used by the parents who attend one of their support groups. These groups help moms and dads with broken hearts due to the choices and behaviors of their teen to adult children. The purpose is to help these parents process their pain with others who understand, instead of isolating in guilt and shame. Hope for Hurting Parents strives to come alongside these brokenhearted to give comfort, encouragement and hope so that they can move from surviving to thriving. These groups can include step-parents and grandparents, too. The Parent Notebook explains what to expect in the support group, introduces the authors, provides group guidelines, and tells what others are saying about these faith-based groups. The notebook also contains the content that is discussed in the meetings. The topics are: grief and loss, enabling, guilt, fear, detachment, worry and anxiety, anger, resentment, letting go, expectations, guarding your marriage, guarding your family, powerlessness and control, communication, waiting, surviving the holidays, courageous love, forgiveness, thankfulness, self-care, expectations, and hope. A page for journaling or note-taking is at the end of each session. The intention is for parents to bring their notebook with them each time they go to a meeting. The Appendix has extra material used in some of the sessions. A list of recommended books, websites, and other resources is a huge bonus. The sessions are beneficial to be read and referred to not just during the support group meetings, but also at home. Hope for Hurting Parents support groups are not high content-driven. The focus is on being safe, confidential, loving communities where parents can be real, share their feelings with others who understand, and won't think less of them or give pat answers. This is a place where they can find the comfort, encouragement, and hope they need for what may be a long, difficult journey.

Engaging Today s Prodigal

Author: Carol Barnier
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802481477
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many families today experience the profound guilt and shame filled pain of seeing a child walk away from their faith and values. Churches and parents feel powerless to change the relationship and engage the prodigal in positive ways. Carol Barnier has the insight to help. She left the faith of her pastor father, became an active atheist, debated Christians, and explored a variety of worldviews before she found the truth in a relationship with Jesus. But far more than her personal story, Engaging Today's Prodigal equips readers with a better understanding of a prodigal's motivation, useful responses that won't prevent reconciliation, clear boundaries to protect themselves and other children, actions to take when you know you have contributed to the problem, and the value of realistic expectations. With effective wit and humor, Carol provides material relevant for churches, parents and even the prodigals themselves. Can your family or church interact with a prodigal in ways that build a relationship bridge that can provide a way back home when they are ready? Let Engaging Today's Prodigal equip you with clear, specific actions that can overcome the shame, hurt, and loss to bring real hope for the future.

Prayers for Prodigals

Author: James Banks
Publisher: Discovery House
ISBN: 1572935391
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When you’re the parent of a prodigal, you know you can never pray enough. But how do you persevere when you’re tired and discouraged? Prayers for Prodigals offers encouragement for parents to “come boldly before the throne of grace” and intercede daily for their children through a series of inspirational prayers. The book also includes fourteen brief meditations, which are drawn from Scripture and the writer’s and others’ personal experiences with prodigal children, such as Ruth and Billy Graham and Monica, the mother of Augustine. This unique book inspires parents in a sustained, daily prayer effort for their prodigal children.

Hope for Hurting Parents Support Group Facilitator Guide

Author: Dena Yohe
Publisher: EABooks Publishing
ISBN: 9781945975622
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Hope for Hurting Parents Facilitator Guide is to be used to start a support group for parents with broken hearts due to the choices and behaviors of their teen to adult children. The Facilitator Guide includes everything that's needed to get started, plus twenty-two sessions; enough for a whole year if the group meets twice a month (once in November and December). How often you meet is up to you. This guide includes decisions to make before you start your group, practical tips, group guidelines, a sample timeline, ice breaker questions, prayer strategies, and testimonies. The topics of the sessions are: grief and loss, enabling, guilt, fear, detachment, worry and anxiety, anger, resentment, letting go, expectations, guarding your marriage, guarding your family, powerlessness and control, communication, waiting, surviving the holidays, courageous love, forgiveness, thankfulness, self-care, hope, and resilience. Each is a stand-alone session and can be used in any order. It also has a list of recommended books, websites, and other resources. A Parent Notebook is also available to order for group members. It contains the same notes that are in the Facilitator Guide without the instructions. Pages for journaling are at the end of each session. Recommended books are listed at the back. Hope for Hurting Parents support groups are not high content-driven. The focus is on being safe, confidential, loving communities where parents can be real, share their feelings with others who understand, won't think less of them or give pat answers. This is a group where they can find the comfort, encouragement, and hope they need. The emphasis is put on facilitating rather than leading. Your role is not as a teacher or instructor, but a fellow parent sharing content, asking open-ended questions, guiding discussion. You aren't expected to know everything or have your act together. We're all fellow strugglers on the same heartbreaking path. Authenticity and a willingness to be vulnerable with your trials, is your best asset. This material is written from a Christian worldview. Our ultimate source of help has been Jesus Christ. These groups are not Bible studies or prayer meetings, but the Scriptures are used and discussed, and a time of prayer is encouraged. Support groups are a powerful way to bring parents from surviving to thriving. They draw them out of isolation as they journey through some of the most difficult times of their lives. By giving yourself as a facilitator of a Hope for Hurting Parents group you will receive the same comfort, encouragement, and hope. Request a free sample at HopeForHurtingParents.com.

When Good Kids Make Bad Choices

Author: Elyse Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736933727
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There is perhaps no greater fear in a parent's heart than the thought that a much-loved and well-cared-for child will make bad choices or even become a prodigal. What are parents to do in such circumstances? Authors Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick speak from years of personal experience as both parents and biblical counselors about how hurting parents can deal with the emotional trauma of when a child goes astray. They offer concrete hope and encouragement along with positive steps parents can take even in the most negative situations. Includes excellent advice from Dr. Laura Hendrickson regarding medicines commonly prescribed to problem children, and offers questions parents can ask pediatricians before using behavioral medications. A heartfelt and practical guide for parents.

Mom I Hate My Life

Author: Sharon Hersh
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307552187
Format: PDF, Docs
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“I don’t know why my daughter is so angry. She yells at me all the time!” “Our daughter comes home, goes straight to her room, turns on her CD player and won’t talk to anyone– especially me.” “The emotional ups and downs of our daughter’s life make us all feel like we’re on a roller coaster.” Navigating an adolescent daughter’s emotional life is one of a mom’s toughest challenges. A teenage girl’s volatile emotions can seemingly toss her–and you–like a hurricane. When a scary external world and a turbulent internal world collide, the result is sometimes overwhelming and confusing. What can you do to protect your relationship with your daughter, guide her through this chaotic time, and assure her you are truly on her side? Your Adolescent Daughter’ s Struggles Can Help Her–and You–to Grow and Thrive. The good news is you are equipped with the most powerful resource available for maintaining and developing connection with your daughter: a mother’s heart. Learn how you can use hand-in-hand mothering skills to become the ally your daughter needs–parenting out of love, not fear–and find out how you both can experience dramatic, life-changing growth in the process. From the Trade Paperback edition.

When Parents Hurt

Author: Joshua Coleman, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061877239
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This unique book supports parents who are struggling with the heartache of having a teenager or an adult child who is troubled, angry, or distant. Such rifts can cause unspeakable sorrow that parents too often must bear alone. Psychologist and parent Joshua Coleman, Ph.D., offers insight, empathy, and perspective to those who have lost the opportunity to be the parent they desperately wanted to be and who are mourning the loss of a harmonious relationship with their child. Through case examples and healing exercises, Dr. Coleman helps parents: Reduce anger, guilt, and shame Learn how temperament, the teen years, their own or a partner's mistakes, and divorce can strain the parent-child bond Come to terms with their own and their child's imperfections Maintain self-esteem through difficult times Develop strategies for rebuilding the relationship or move toward acceptance of what can't be changed Understand how society's high expectations of parents contribute to the risk of parental wounds By helping parents recognize what they can do, and let go of what they cannot, Dr. Coleman helps families develop more positive ways of healing themselves and relating to each other.

How to Get Your Kid to Eat

Author: Ellyn Satter
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
ISBN: 1936693291
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Answering a multitude of questions—such as What should a parent do with a child who wants to snack continuously? How should parents deal with a young teen who has declared herself a vegetarian and refuses to eat any type of meat? Or What can parents do with a child who claims he doesn't like what's been prepared, only to turn around and eat it at his friend's house?—this guide explores the relationship between parents, children, and food in a warm, friendly, and supportive way.