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Caring for Parents of Young Children


By Steve Wiens from his blog The Actual Pastor I have three boys ages 5 and under. If you are parents of small children, you know that there are moments of spectacular delight, and you can’t believe you get to be around these little people.   But there are also many moments when I have no […]

How Can We Protect Our Kids From Bullying?


From:  Five Actions Adults Can Take NOW to Protect Kids from Bullying Make SURE Kids know you CARE.  Don’t assume that a child knows. No matter how busy you are, tell young people often, “Your safety and well being are the most important things in the world to me. If anything bothers you, I want to […]

Statistics Say It All


Today, when you turn the faucet on to get a drink of water, do you think: I wonder if this water is safe to drink? Will it make me sick?  These questions most likely do not even enter your mind because the United States has some of the best drinking water in the world. However, this is not […]

How Do I Care For A Young Person Whose Parent Committed Suicide?


  There is no deeper sense of abandonment than the feelings provoked by a parent’s suicide.  It can be tempting to quickly respond to such pain with:  “It is not your fault. Your parent is in a better place. It’s ok because I love you.” When Barb’s husband committed suicide, she and her four children were crushed. In […]

Multiple Choice Caregiving


My neighbor is ill and I want to help, but I just do not know what to do. If only they would just tell me how to help them! What should I do when I don’t know what to do? This was my question last winter when Debbie, a neighbor, was ill. I solved the […]