As we begin to see commercials and back to school supplies out, it presents a wonderful opportunity to help kids think about, prepare for and set expectations for a new school year.  Many children experience anxiety when they do not know what is coming.  

CLICK HERE for some easy ways for help kids prepare for the fall - things like a paper chain, a prayer time and a bible verse for the year.

CLICK HERE for some back to school tips for parents. 

RESOURCES FOR Family Relationship Building

BUILD THEM UP:  One way to decrease anxiety is to build confidence.  Take the month of August and each day, pick one thing about your child that you love and see in them and let them know about it.  Use your words to build confidence in what God has built into them. 

USE LIFE GIVING PHRASES Speak life over your child with words of truth. 

OVERCOMING THE BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES:   Identifying things that cause a student to be sad or worried as school starts can help them prepare.  Think about some habits and strategies to change them to prepare for back to school. 

11 BACK TO SCHOOL PRAYERS:  Some sample prayers that you can use as school begins.

additional resources

Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. It provides help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.

Family Life

FamilyLife's mission is to help people change the world one home at a time. Created on the principle that the family provides the foundation for society, the ministry offers a wide range of tools to help families become stronger.

Plugged In

Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live.
Proverbs 31 Ministries

A great resource for ladies to be inspired and encouraged in their faith.

Midnight Mom Devotional 

Devotions for the mom who is up in the middle of the night