Disappointment 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