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April is Military Child Month. Join Family of a Vet on Tuesday, April 29 as we pay tribute to, and gain more awareness of the Military Children who, just like their parents are serving our country. Show host Debbie Sprague and guest Debbie Nichols, Founder, and CEO of Military Children’s Collaborative Group, Inc.
We will be exploring how military children might feel different, most military children look like any other child in school, but they have invisible pain. They also face unique challenges such as feeling isolated and face many challenges when they are separated from their parent during deployments or training. We will also discuss one of the biggest challenges today, which is identifying where military children are located, and how we can take action to address this problem. Finally, we will learn ways that you can help improve the military child's life while they are experiencing a separation from their parent.
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Approximately 8-10% of Service members who served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq experience post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Research has documented ripple effects of PTSD on families, including children. Although most offspring are resilient and do not develop long-term problems, parental PTSD is associated with higher risks of distress and behavioral problems among children. However, these youth and families do not need to suffer alone, and many resources are available.
Tonight's guest, Michelle Sherman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has dedicated her career to supporting veterans and their families with mental illness, trauma, and PTSD. She has worked in the VA system for almost 20 years, and has developed family education programs that have been used nationally in the VA. Further, along with her mother (a teacher), she writes books for teens dealing with parental mental health problems, including "Finding My Way: A Teen's Guide to Living with a Parent Who Has Experienced Trauma" (www.SeedsofHopeBooks.com)
How to talk to children about anxiety?
How can we support kids who have a anxiety? In this podcast I will talk with Jake Hedges, a Mental Health Counselor at Integrative Counseling Services, who is currently pursuing a certification for Child Centered Play Therapy. He has experience counseling adults, children, and adolescents. He earned his Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 2015, and has focused his studies on psychological trauma. He is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, and is interested in how individuals can find resilience in response to trauma and anxiety. He will help us understand how we can help children be Freakishly Well-Behaved. There might even be some things we can learn and use too. BONUS!
Author, Professor, Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, International Speaker, & Mom-- Dr. Mullen has learned from the thousands of children she has worked with insights and actions necessary for parenting that will lead to the behavior and attitude changes you are looking for with your children.
If you are willing to learn, listen, grow, and work hard at this, your results will be nothing short of miraculous! You can have Freakishly Well Behaved Kids too! Remember to check out NAUGHTY NO MORE an activity book to help kids make better decisions. When kids feel good, they behave that way!
Liz Peek-Columnist for FoxNews.com and The Fiscal Times says, "One reason voters see Mrs. Clinton as inauthentic, is that she is inauthentic…"
Aubrey Shines-Founder of Glory To Glory Ministries located in the inner city of both Tampa and Orlando Florida asks, "What does mixed race mean?"
Senator Jim Talent-Former Senator and congressman, he is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where he directs the National Security 2020 Project discusses Rebuilding America’s military.
Jen Horn-From the entertainment capital of the world-Hollywood, CA Jen reports on the latest Enews, TV, Movies and culture news.
John Hart-Editor-in-Chief of the conservative political website, Opportunity Lives, and former Senior Aide to Senator Tom Coburn and an award-winning writer and journalist, talks about the new app for Government Waste.
Coach Kevin Collins-Obama goes to Roseberg Oregon but the people don’t want him there, McCarthy out as next Speaker of the House, Israeli Oil Discovery Will Change Face of Middle East, plus More Email trouble for Granny Clinton.
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I am 9 days into a 30 day video challenge to supply as many women and children with tools to empower themselves as I can get out there. Join me today while I share what these tools are and how you can get daily inspiration that shifted my life and that can shift your life as well!
Do Your Kids Respect You? 9 Ways to Change Their Attitude
By Janet Lehman, MSW
We often forget that children aren’t born with a built-in sense of respect for others. While each child has a different personality, all children need to be taught to be respectful. From birth, kids learn to manipulate their world to get their needs met—this is natural. But it’s our job as parents to teach them respectful ways of doing this.
People wonder why kids have gotten so much more disrespectful these days—we see children and teens arguing with adults (or ignoring them outright), using foul language, copping an attitude, and not using manners or respecting those in authority. Sadly, this has become the norm for many children and teens. In my opinion, it really is a different world right now than the one we grew up in. Movies, music, video games and television all seem to glorify a disrespectful, angry, rude way of dealing with others. This means that in some ways we have to work harder as parents to teach our kids to be respectful. Added to this is the fact that parents are also busier than ever before, which makes it much harder to respond immediately to our kids. Let’s face it, it’s easier to let things slide when you’re worn out and stressed from working so hard.
Today's show will focus on praying for our children. We want to pray for their protection, their well being in and out of school, and their health. Our children are our future and we want to cover them in prayer in all things that they do, wherever they go and whomever they encounter. Let God be their shield. Amen!
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Wendy Hullinger is an advocate for domestic violence awareness. She knows first-hand the difficulties of safely-escaping and ending an abusive relationship, after dramatically ending her own 15 year violent marriage. Her message includes the fact that domestic violence is found everywhere and at all social and economic levels. Silence, secrecy, and social stigmas feed and strengthen the violence. Everyone has a responsibility to speak out if they are aware of or witness any domestic violence within their families or communities. She is grateful for those who did that for her and her children, when she couldn’t do it for herself.
What else would a 3 time grandmother do while preparing for the next “blessed event”? Well, if you are award-winning author, Kim Gosselin and you heard that TWINS were on the way, you’d write your first book in 15 years! How’s that for inspiration? Today on Tell Me a Story, we welcome Kim as she brings us the humorous, heart-filled look at the world as told from the perspective of a baby, more correctly Babies of Two. In the past, Kim has written books to helps educate children about chronic conditions and/or special needs and Babies of Two is her 17th picture book to date. This will be a delightful program indeed so be sure to mark your calendars. Find Kim here http://www.kimgosselin.com/ where you can find links to all her social media, her amazing blog and how to order her charming book, Babies of Two. Tell Me a Story is a presentation of The Magic Happens Radio Network. Find us at http://www.themagichappens.com/
Dorothy Lockard, a licensed minister with New Wine Ministries, has seen the damage and horror that domestic abuse can bring. She has a passion to bring hope, healing, and restoration to those that are entrapped.
October is domestic abuse awareness month. Every 9 seconds a woman is battered. 1 in 4 are murdered. 1 in 7 of domestic abuse cases are men. 3 to 4 million children between ages of 3 to 17 at risk of exposure to domestic violence. There is help. Call 800-799-7233...800-787-3224 TDD...hotline.org
This, unfortunately, is also inside the church. Discover how you can help and be a part of the solution on Bringing Heaven To Earth.
The worst nightmare – and the worst wound – for any parent is the loss of a child. Such a loss cuts to the core of one’s spirit and soul. But that painful experience sometimes opens our senses to mere inklings as well as clear indicators that there is an energy of life that survives mortal death. Such was Donna Mebane's experience.
Then, without warning or explanation, Donna's daughter Emma died at age 19. Left with unanswered questions, the family was devastated. And then, while still digesting their loss, Donna and her family began to sense Emma's presence, to see signs she was still with them, and they came to know , without a doubt, that Emma lived on.
Donna fictionalized her experiences with Emma in Tomorrow Comes, the first in a three-book series that imagines Emma's life on that other plane while chronicling Donna's evolution from hope to knowing. And while the book may be a fiction, Donna's experiences, and those of her family, are very real.
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