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Talking to kids about distressing news events

7 Tips for Parents Recent events in the news have been difficult for many of us to process. The images and video can be disturbing even for adults, but what about our children? We’re seeing children who feel confused, overwhelmed, sad, frightened and even angry. And they may have no idea how to express to…

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Truist Brings Christmas Blessing to Bethel

Bethel Receives 13 Major Appliances  With eight youth in each cottage, new appliances called “a much-needed blessing” Chattanooga, TN, December 15, 2020 — Bethel Bible Village announced today that it received funding from Truist Financial Corporation as part of its Lighthouse Project program to purchase 13 major household appliances. The Lighthouse Project is a long-standing…

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The Empty Chair at the Holidays

Holiday gatherings are a prime time for family relationship issues to boil to the surface. A new spouse, blended family or loss of a loved one can add extra stress. But planning ahead with these tips can make things easier on everyone.

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Laney’s Story: Making the World a Kinder Place

Laney faced a lot of meanness in her young life. She shut down and went into a shell, which caused issues at home and at school. Today, her life has been transformed and she is on a mission to make the world a kinder place.

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9 Bible Verses for School in 2020

Heading back to school in a pandemic will present challenges for both children and their families. The best way to prepare is to arm your family with the Word of God. Here are 9 helpful verses to share with your children and teens:    1. Finding Freedom from Fear “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the…

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Create Safe Circles for COVID-19

Socializing during COVID-19 can be scary for families who want to keep their kids safe. How can you allow your kids and teens some social time while minimizing risk? Bethel expert Danielle Miller, MSW, has tips on how to create “safe circles” for your children during this pandemic.

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Helping Kids Through Trauma

How are kids reacting to COVID-19 and the traumatic events of 2020? Many seem fine at first but begin to act out over time. Tips for parents on the signs of childhood trauma and ways they can help their children cope.

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Finding Your Zone of Regulation

  Family time is a gift, but in an extended time of quarantine together, things can get a bit stressful. Tempers can flare! And often, you or your children may not even realize what triggered an emotional response to begin with. Here at Bethel Christian Academy, we use a color-coded chart so students can figure…

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5 Reasons You Must Build a Blanket Fort

Not every family can perfect a dance challenge. But anyone can build a blanket fort. During these anxious days, it’s a way to create a safe, secure space and build relationships.

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How to talk to kids about the coronavirus

COVID-19 is scary enough, but imagine it from a child’s point of view. Here are 3 tips for parents to help calm children’s fears, make sure they understand what is true (and not true )about the virus, and even a fun experiment to explain why you need to stop touching your face.

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