With everything that is going on with the Corona virus and all the changes our kids are going through right now they could be feeling a little worried, scared, sad, or even fearful. We as parents might even be feeling that way. We need to have some conversations with our kids. We need to be a place that our kids can come to and talk to us about how they feel or about what’s going on. This may seem a little intimidating for parents you may even avoid it because you don’t know what to say. As parents, even when it’s uncomfortable we still need to press into these conversations. I heard 4 simple steps from another kid’s pastor, and I wanted to share them with you.
1. Be honest with your kids. Let them know that they can come to you and that you will tell them the truth. There is a lot changing in their world and they might be scared. Speak truth and life into them.
2. Allow your kids to ask questions, be honest but remember they are still kid’s so give them information that is appropriate for their age.
3. Remind your kids we do not live in fear. God did not give us a spirt of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. Read scripture over them and remind them who God is and that no virus is bigger than God.
4. Lastly but most important, pray together. Pray with your kids and seek God. Pray for the people that are affected by the Corona virus. Pray for the doctors and nurses, pray for our leaders and pray for God to show you how he wants to use you during this time.
This is for sure a challenging time to navigate as parents, but I believe that God wants to bring families back together and unite us. I pray that during this season you and your family would draw closer to God and closer to one another and we would see God move in amazing ways.
We love you all and pray for your families daily. Have a blessed day!