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Discipling Children from Trauma Backgrounds

Compiled by Jenny Riddle, with contributions from Traci Newell and Mark Sly When children enter homes from traumatic backgrounds, their lives have already been shaped by circumstances that make brokenness a part of their story. Difficulties children may have faced include medical…

Back to School in a Pandemic

Compiled by Jenny Riddle from contributions by Lynn Beckett and Angela Mains In the middle of this pandemic, almost every decision feels like the weight of the world. Lifeline Children’s Services understands that parents across the country are dealing with a myriad…

Celebrate Father’s Day

God’s Word is clear about the influence and value of a father in the life of a child. We are grateful for all dads, including biological, adoptive, and foster dads. We know that you feel the same, so we wanted to help…

Felt Safety… Right Now?

Lifeline Family Counselor speaks on how parents can help their children feel safe.

Too Much Togetherness?

We are all spending A LOT of time together now. Is your family struggling with “too much togetherness?” Whitney White, a family counselor, discusses togetherness, its effects, and how we can avoid fights and frustrations.

Response to the Unexpected: Siblings

  Mutual hardship can bring either disharmony or unity.   Alexandre Dumas in “The Three Musketeers” wrote, “All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.”   Winston Churchill said, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies…

Response to the Unexpected: Attachment

 The recommended and mandated safe responses to the novel coronavirus require most of us to veer out of our normal routines and schedules. Parents are working from home, and children are schooling at home. There are no play dates, lunch with…

Response to the Unexpected: Parenting

Although sheltering in place can bring many positive opportunities to our homes, the unpredictability and stress of the situation can caused unexpected challenges. Your child’s behavior may have regressed due to the unpredictability and stress of this new normal during the COVID-19…

Educational Tip for at Home: Sensory Development

At the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak, Herbie Newell, president and executive director of Lifeline Children’s Services, gave the Lifeline team the challenge to be a “good neighbor” and pray as we began to work away from our offices and in our…

Response to the Unexpected: Behaviors

  In Birmingham, Ala., spring is in the air (and so is coronavirus disease 2019). Our daffodils are blooming, the azaleas are budding. It is the time of year we should all be out enjoying baseball and picnics and the beginning of…

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