How to Bring Jesus Into Your Parenting
Do you want to learn how to bring Jesus into your parenting? In this interview, Sarah Hamaker talks with Dr. Amanda Craig, a licensed family therapist. She shares how to bring God into the everyday moments you share with your kids, how to make faith a part of conversations, and why we need to rely on Him in our parenting.
Enter Amanda Craig, A family therapist who has seen and experienced much of this in her practice and has legitimately written the book [Worthy Books – ISBN 978-1546003083 $23.99 Hardcover, $13.99 Kindle, and available on Audible] on it! Her advice is to stop trying to parent and seize the opportunity to connect with your child instead while they’re still listening and trusting you. When as parents, we worry about our children, we’re creating separation and disconnection with them instead of fostering the connection that’s already been built up to now. There is a neurological explosion that is taking place before us as tweens experience four significant changes that shake them (and us) to the core. As parents, we’ve already been through it, so there’s no visceral reference for what’s happening, only distant memories. For the tweens, this is all brand new and very visceral. Their brains are changing. They feel and experience emotions they do not recognize. They’re hyper-aware of themselves. They do not know how to express themselves. Parents still have a “seat at the table” to make positive impressions on their tweens as they prepare them for the teenage years.
Find Amanda's book, Who Are You & What Have You Done with My Kid?: Connect with Your Tween While They Are Still Listening, here!