If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that things don’t always go according to plan. The job that you thought you’d retire from suddenly doesn’t exist anymore. The school that your kids attend isn’t able to hold classes. Church is now live-streamed in many areas and our chances to assemble with fellow believers looks a whole lot different than it used to.
Guiding Our Children through the Unknown
It’s challenging for us as adults, but it’s challenging for our kids too. But it’s challenging to them in different ways. Normally our kids would look to us for guidance on how to get through life’s challenges. We’re usually pretty good at helping them because, more often than not, we’ve already been through the challenges ourselves and can show them how we managed them.
Covid-19s Impact on our Children
2020 has shown us that this model isn’t going according to plan either, as most of us have never experienced a global pandemic. It’s new to us just like it’s new to our kids. This time, they get to see us flounder. That brings up another point of stress: Covid-19’s impact on our kids and how we can help them manage these pain points and come out stronger on the other side.
Discussing Mental Health Struggles with June Hunt
June Hunt is an author, speaker, singer, and founder of Hope for the Heart. Hope for the Heart is a worldwide biblical counseling ministry founded in 1986. The ministry offers practical help through biblical counsel, coaching, and content for contemporary concerns in more than 60 countries on 6 continents. June’s books have sold more than a million copies. In February, June will release her newest book called Anxiety: Calming the Fearful Heart. Today June and Trace Embry will look at the impact Covid-19 has had on our teens.
Navigating the Struggles of a Pandemic
- Are children and teens struggling with the will to live?
- How has isolation impacted the suicide rate and mental health overall?
- Recognizing indicators and signs of anxiety, fear, concern, and suicidal ideations.
- What phrases should parents look for in teens who are suicidal? What actions are indicators?
- What should I do if my teen shows signs of anxiety or suicidal ideations?
- What are the causes of kids/teens feeling hopeless?
- What is the role of hope?
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