Equipping you for difficult conversations with your kids
As children grow up, they face new challenges and difficult questions, and they need guidance from their parents, especially on issues that are embarrassing, uncomfortable or awkward. But when they don’t get that from us – or they feel like they can’t talk to us – they start to look elsewhere, and the mire of confusion only gets worse. The world is far different today than when we were growing up, and in order to help our children navigate their way through, we need to educate ourselves on the issues they’re dealing with instead of hoping they’ll figure it out for themselves.
At Focus, we have lots of information to equip you to have important conversations with your child before they’re faced with difficulties and temptations. And where a child has already made poor choices, we want to help you have those grace-filled conversations as well, so your child is assured of your unconditional love.
Today’s children need to be provided a healthy, godly perspective on sex and sexuality before their view is warped by the culture around them. They need to be protected from being victimized by others – whether through bullying, sexting or sexual assault. And they need to be guided through the digital world by parents who understand the technology they use and are aware of the everyday risks of pornography, cyberbullying and more.
Here are some free resources designed to help empower you to talk to your child, tween or teen about issues that are often difficult and awkward – but ones that are crucial to talk about in order to guide them along a path of discernment where they can learn how to make healthy choices:
- Talking with your child about healthy sexuality
- Discussing tough issues like bullying, depression and
- Navigating technology and online safety
Click here to view all these resources and get equipped for handling these difficult conversations with your kids.
This may feel like a lot of information and I want to encourage you not to feel like you have to tackle it all at once. We are here to help you in your parenting journey and these are just some of the ways we want to empower you to navigate these difficult conversations with your child.
If you would like to speak with someone on our team and receive prayer support – or even get in touch with our counselling team for a free, one-time phone consultation – please call us at 1.800.661.9800, email [email protected] or visit Focusonthefamily.ca/help today. Whatever you and your family are dealing with, we want you to know you don’t have to face it alone. We’re here to help!
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