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Having Hard Conversations with our Children: An Interview with Candace Couch

    Dear Parents,

    There are no words that can adequately describe the significance of the major events that have been going on in our community since March. Navigating our modern world as parents is hard. There are so many "big things" to talk about: racism, a pandemic, and there can be large discussions necessary in our personal lives as our anxiety rises. How do we talk to our children about these things?

    I recently had the opportunity to talk to Candace Couch, a local counselor. We had a great conversation about how to talk to your kids about ANYTHING that is big and feels hard. Any topic will work with the conversation strategies she provides, from anti-racism, to sex, to whatever your children may surprise you and ask about! She has tips and her wisdom is thought-provoking.

    We were able to record our video, and you can find it on our YouTube page.

    AFUMC Children's YouTube 

    I hope you find this to be a helpful parenting tool!

    Having Hard Conversations with our Children: An Interview with Candace Couch

    In the wake of these uncertain times, we can pray. I love this quote from Mother Theresa:

    "I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things."

    I love and miss you all dearly!

    In Christ,
    Katie Ryan