Pam’s Blog

From the Heart

From the Heart

October 29, 2014 9:20 am / Relationships, Scripture, Step Families / no comments

 Scripture says in Proverbs. 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” In other words, we live our lives from our hearts. What ever is in our hearts is what we shall bring forth in our lives. Luke 6:45 says “The good man brings […]

 
Wisdom from a 6 Year Old

Wisdom from a 6 Year Old

October 8, 2014 2:40 pm / Podcasts, Relationships, Scripture / no comments

You are the reason I am here. I love your family, I understand the differentness of a step family and I really want the members of your family to come to a place where everyone knows where they fit. Stepfamilies have to negotiate and renegotiate their relationships. And success is […]

 
How Divorce Impacts Teens Ages: 13-18 Years Old

How Divorce Impacts Teens Ages: 13-18 Years Old

October 8, 2014 2:26 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Scripture / no comments

We have been discussing how divorce effects children differently, depending on their ages. It’s  important to be aware of the differences when a family is experiencing divorce, in order to help your child cope in ways that are most beneficial to them in their age group. Today we will discuss […]

 
Developmental Stage 9 – 12 year Olds

Developmental Stage 9 – 12 year Olds

August 22, 2014 5:02 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Scripture / no comments

Children ages 9 -12 often referred to as Tweens, are able to speak about their feelings and they understand the reality of their family situations. When their parents separate or divorce, they can control their feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety. They may handle their feelings resourcefully and disguise them […]

 
Development Stage Ages 6 – 8

Development Stage Ages 6 – 8

August 13, 2014 3:52 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Step Families / no comments

6 to 8 years olds are in the stage of self-discovery.   Despite all of their own accomplishments and feats, kids this age base much of their own self-image on how they and others perceive their parents. A child of this age desperately needs to see the good in his parents […]

 
Developmental Stage; Preschool Ages 3,4, 5

Developmental Stage; Preschool Ages 3,4, 5

August 11, 2014 4:23 pm / Divorce, Podcasts, Relationships, Scripture / 1 comment

We’ve been talking about the age of your child when the divorce happens so that you know how to best help your little one. The age of the child is of concern for how to help your child to cope with the divorce and the changes in their surroundings. Even […]

 
Development Stage 12 to 24 Months

Development Stage 12 to 24 Months

August 6, 2014 3:56 pm / Divorce, Podcasts, Relationships / no comments

Toddlers are quite the explorers, they have so much to learn and see and experience. He is walking, running, climbing, jumping all with wonder and excitement. Each new experience is building the child’s sense of self. When he falls down and you lovingly kiss him better, when he giggles at […]

 
Developmental Stage: 6 – 12 Months

Developmental Stage: 6 – 12 Months

August 4, 2014 2:18 pm / Divorce, Podcasts, Relationships / no comments

Babies begin to learn from ages of 6 – 8 months that they are a separate being from their parents and others. Before now, baby probably could be passed around from one person to the next without any fuss. But as he is learning to distinguish between himself and others, […]

 
Development Stage:  Birth to 6 Months

Development Stage: Birth to 6 Months

August 4, 2014 1:51 pm / Divorce, Podcasts, Relationships, Scripture / no comments

Studies have shown that divorce does affect children.  As parents, we want to minimize the bad affects for our kids.  We are going to take a look at the different developmental stages for kids and address how we can give the best care and support to our children so they […]

 
Giving Our Adult Kids Money

Giving Our Adult Kids Money

June 27, 2014 2:35 pm / Relationships, Scripture, Step Families / no comments

I pray that each of you are growing in the kingdom and learning to love each other as Christ has loved us. You know, I can’t think of a better place to learn how to really love than in a step family. It’s a daily choice to choose to love […]