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The Parenting for Faith podcast

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Parenting for Faith exists to equip and encourage parents to raise God-connected children and teens. In the podcast, Rachel Turner offers ideas and tools, answers questions, reviews books, hosts interviews and panel discussions. Discover our free course for churches and more at https://parentingforfaith.org Parenting for Faith is part of the Bible Reading Fellowship, a registered charity.

Parenting for Faith exists to equip and encourage parents to raise God-connected children and teens. In the podcast, Rachel Turner offers ideas and tools, answers questions, reviews books, hosts interviews and panel discussions. Discover our free course for churches and more at https://parentingforfaith.org Parenting for Faith is part of the Bible Reading Fellowship, a registered charity.

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United Kingdom

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Parenting for Faith exists to equip and encourage parents to raise God-connected children and teens. In the podcast, Rachel Turner offers ideas and tools, answers questions, reviews books, hosts interviews and panel discussions. Discover our free course for churches and more at https://parentingforfaith.org Parenting for Faith is part of the Bible Reading Fellowship, a registered charity.

Language:

English


Episodes

#104c Explaining sin, shame and guilt for preteens and teens

4/7/2021
This is the audio version of the Facebook Live session on explaining sin, shame and guilt to preteens and teens. Watch the video or grab the notes at parentingforfaith.org/post/sin-shame-and-guilt.

Duration:00:18:15

#104b Explaining sin, shame and guilt to 5 - 11s

4/7/2021
This is the audio version of the Facebook Live session on explaining sin, shame and guilt to 5 - 11s. Watch the video or grab the notes at parentingforfaith.org/post/sin-shame-and-guilt.

Duration:00:27:48

#104a Explaining sin, shame and guilt for under fives

4/7/2021
This is the audio version of the Facebook Live session on explaining sin, shame and guilt to under fives. Watch the video or grab the notes at parentingforfaith.org/post/sin-shame-and-guilt.

Duration:00:19:50

#103 Understanding Jesus' emotions, love languages with teens and prayer for you and your baby

3/30/2021
Becky explores how we can read the Easter stories with our kids so they understand Jesus better and get an insight into what he might have been feeling. Rachel answers a question from a mum who is not sure how to use love languages with her teenager. And in our wildcard section, we listen to the soundtrack from one of our new videos for parents and carers of 0s to 3s, thinking about what prayer might look like both for you and for your children. You can watch the video and others in the same...

Duration:00:20:45

#102 God behind the scenes, is chatting to God irreverent and a book review

3/23/2021
Anna Hawken shares how we can notice what God is doing behind the scenes and draw our kids' attention to that as well. Also how we can equip them to get good at spotting what God is doing too. Rachel answers a question about whether encouraging kids to chat to God is irreverent. In our wildcard section, a listener shares some fiction books that have been helping her family: The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson. Find out more about the books at andrew-peterson.com/the-wingfeather-saga

Duration:00:21:03

#101 God's generosity, sibling envy and Mark Arnold on additional needs and lockdown

3/3/2021
Firstly, high fives to everyone's who's survived another stint of lockdown learning! Yesterday, we officially launched the Parenting for Faith certificate in partnership with Cliff College. Find out more at parentingforfaith.org/certificate Anna shares what she's been learning about God's generosity and how it's provided an opportunity for some unwinding. She shares a story which involves surprise pizza! Rachel answers a question about sibling envy in catching from God and how to address...

Duration:00:25:05

#100 The whys as well as the whats, laying good foundations and Colour and Shape Online

2/23/2021
In our 100th episode, Becky shares why giving kids the whys as well as the whats makes all the difference, Rachel answers a listener’s question about how to help her nine year old daughter realise that Jesus is more exciting than a tacky teen drama, and we interview Eleanor Oliver, founder of Colour and Shape Online, about her exciting vision for the network and how people can get involved. Find out more at colourandshapeonline.com

Duration:00:25:56

#99 Encouragement, struggling to engage with Chat and Catch and a taster of the new book

2/9/2021
A reminder that this is your last chance to book onto the Parenting for Faith zoom course with online small groups. FAQ and booking details at parentingforfaith.org/zoom2021 and it starts on 25 February. Rachel shares something God reminded her of which is great encouragement for parents and carers struggling with all the different demands on our time and energy during lockdown, She answers a question about how to help children who struggle to engage with Chat and Catch and suggests some...

Duration:00:20:20

#98c Reconnecting with church community for preteens and teens

2/2/2021
This is the audio version of our Facebook Live session on reconnecting with church community for preteens and teens. For some notes or to watch the video instead, go to parentingforfaith.org/post/reconnecting-live .

Duration:00:20:28

#98b Reconnecting with church community for 5 - 11s

2/2/2021
This is the audio version of our Facebook Live session on reconnecting with church community for 5 - 11s. For some notes or to watch the video instead, go to parentingforfaith.org/post/reconnecting-live .

Duration:00:20:27

#98a Reconnecting with church community for under fives

2/2/2021
This is the audio version of our Facebook Live session on reconnecting with church community for under fives. For some notes or to watch the video instead, go to parentingforfaith.org/post/reconnecting-live .

Duration:00:21:47

#97 The power of songs and memory, making a Christian commitment and the Dads' fire circle

1/26/2021
Becky shares a story about the power of songs, music and memory and asks how we might use this with our children. Rachel answers a question about when and if there is a right time to encourage a child to make a Christian commitment. Mark Arnold shares about 'The Dads' Fire Circle' (thedadsfirecircle.com)- which is a a place for dads of children with additional needs to gather and journey together.

Duration:00:27:07

#96 Being a lazy genius in lockdown, managing emotions with God and explaining forgiveness

1/12/2021
Anna shares some ideas from Kendra Adachi's book The Lazy Genius Way about order and chaos. She asks how those different days and moments give us opportunities to create windows of how we connect with God for our children. Rachel answers a question about handling and processing emotion with God, and particularly some ideas that might help for children on the autistic spectrum. She interviews a couple of dad friends, Mark Hewitt and Adam Price, on how they've talked to their kids about...

Duration:00:27:28

#95 The inside scoop on 2021

1/5/2021
Rachel, Anna and Becky share what's new and coming up for you this year. A few links of some things we mention: The Comfort in the Darkness audiobook - audible.co.uk/pd/Comfort-in-the-Darkness-Audiobook/B08QNJQG8T The new babies and toddlers book, coming out on 19 Feb - brfonline.org.uk/products/babies-and-toddlers Nurturing Babies and Toddlers’ Spiritual Lives Training Morning - brfonline.org.uk/products/nurturing-babies-and-toddlers-spiritual-lives-training-morning The Cliff College...

Duration:00:18:09

#94 Looking back over 2020, explaining your role in church and a parent coming to faith

12/29/2020
Rachel starts off by reviewing 2020 and thinking about how we can chat to our kids about this year and how to process it. We chat to Annie Willmot about how to explain your role in church to small children. This was recorded pre-pandemic - neither Annie or Anna have been at in person services recently! We also chat to Jennifer Fellows about the experience of being a child and your parent coming to faith - what that feels like and how the parent can help guide and support their child through...

Duration:00:21:16

#93 Father Christmas, a historically accurate Christmas story and sharing our own stories

12/22/2020
Rachel explores how we can have really interesting conversations at this time of year prompted by the Christmas films, characters and ideas that we see. Warning: this section involves some discussion of Father Christmas which you may not want children to listen to. She answers a question about whether or not it is important to share a historically accurate version of the Christmas story. In the wildcard section, Anna shares how a missing Pilates instructor got her thinking about how to be...

Duration:00:26:18

#92 Gift giving on a tight budget, disagreeing with school's approach and guided prayer in pregnancy

12/15/2020
Today's episode starts by exploring how to approach Christmas if money is very tight this year. What spiritual and creative opportunities does that bring as we think about giving gifts and making the most of the season? Our question this week is about how to handle a situation where you disagree with your child's school's approach or stance on something. In the wildcard section, Anna interviews Helena Whitwell, a Christian doula, on how to connect with God during pregnancy and childbirth and...

Duration:00:28:26

#91 The Christmas story and COVID, missing the mountain tops and The Selfish Giant

12/7/2020
Rachel kicks off by asking what's the Christmas story got to do with our recent experience of COVID and lockdown. She answers a question about how to help a twelve-year-old who's missing the mountain top moments of summer camps and events. In the wildcard section, Anna Hawken interviews Jared More from Riding Lights about their Christmas play, The Selfish Giant. Find out more at ridinglights.org/the-selfish-giant/

Duration:00:25:58

#90 Reshaping behaviour, spiritually inputting when they're not your kids and godparenting

12/1/2020
Rachel starts off by looking at what to do when we don't like behaviour that we see in our child. Maybe they are being controlling, aggressive or making other children feel small. How do we take this as an opportunity to help them learn and grow? Our question today comes from a babysitter who (with the family's permission) wants to help the children she babysits for to meet and know God. Rachel explores how we can spiritually input into children who aren't our own. She references telling the...

Duration:00:28:10

#89 Changing up your way of connecting to God, when God doesn't 'make it better' and living by faith

11/24/2020
This week, Anna reflects on the decluttering, throwing out and moving things around that happens with moving house and asks how we might apply this to our spiritual lives and our connection with God too. Rachel answers a question about what to do when we pray for God to make something better and the prayer isn't immediately answered in the way that we expect. In our wildcard section, Simon Parry from Allstar Kids Club, shares about living by faith as a family and how to frame and share with...

Duration:00:26:23