Help Your Kids Overcome Disappointment

Parenting Pathway PodcastDisappointment and loss are normal parts of life. And one of the goals of parenting is to train our children to have the skills necessary to overcome it and “pop back.” But, as the school year approaches and so much of our lives are different, our children are faced with almost daily reminders of what was and is no longer. Most parents have one of two responses: either push our children to “get over it,” or attempt to shelter them from the “it”. In either case, we are missing an opportunity to train our children how to feel the discomfort of loss and how to develop the skills necessary to face adversity.

In this Parenting Pathway Podcast Part 1, Pastor Dave Carl invites Student Ministry Pastor Nathan Kocurek to talk about all the losses and disappointments our children are facing. How we train our kids to respond in the face of such difficulties will have a big impact on the adults they will become. Since the goal is to teach resilience, we will discuss how to step into their lives in a way that does not bring shame upon their feelings but encourages children to grow as a result of their experiences.

Continue the discussion with Part 2: Helping Your Kids Overcome Disappointment

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  • Dave Carl is the Family Ministries Pastor at Stonebriar Community Church and is responsible for the ministry focusing on children birth through high school graduation and the parents who love them. With a ministry philosophy based on Luke 10:27, his primary focus is to give parents the skills to raise kids who truly love Jesus and want to serve others. Dave has a passion for ministering to families in crisis in our community. He has spent several years pouring into fathers and husbands and helping them learn that they need community, were designed to guard and protect, and that they really can be the spiritual leaders of their family.

    Dave and his wife of 30 plus years, Cathy, have two adult children and one in high school and recently became grandparents for the first time. They are completely in love with this new member of their family. Dave is an avid woodworker and loves to write. He sees all stories in the form of pictures, and he would love to connect with you!

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Dave Carl is the Family Ministries Pastor at Stonebriar Community Church and is responsible for the ministry focusing on children birth through high school graduation and the parents who love them. With a ministry philosophy based on Luke 10:27, his primary focus is to give parents the skills to raise kids who truly love Jesus and want to serve others. Dave has a passion for ministering to families in crisis in our community. He has spent several years pouring into fathers and husbands and helping them learn that they need community, were designed to guard and protect, and that they really can be the spiritual leaders of their family.

Dave and his wife of 30 plus years, Cathy, have two adult children and one in high school and recently became grandparents for the first time. They are completely in love with this new member of their family. Dave is an avid woodworker and loves to write. He sees all stories in the form of pictures, and he would love to connect with you!