After divorce many Mom's must be both a Mom and a Dad...
The double role usually causes more than enough stress to keep a parent
Preoccupied with things other than the emotions of their children
This preoccupation (impossible to avoid)
is very hard on children.
We hope the
resources listed below (each takes about 15 minutes) help Mom's
keep up with the IMPORTANT things in the lives of their children
as well as the urgent.
The years of life lost to the children of divorce is the same as repeating
the Oklahoma City Bombing 1,500 times a day every day of the year.
Printing or forward these pages is one way to help.
Statistics taken from "The Costly Consequences of Divorce"
Published by the National Institute of Health Research,
Compiled by Dr.'s David and Susan Larsen.
The one endless problem of the single or remarried mother is "Preoccupation", allowing emergencies, necessities and the urgent to crowd out the important. We hope and pray that God gives you enough TIME AND HEART to share the
following comforts with your children...and to encourage their other parent to do the same. Sharing these
activities is a great first step toward co-parenting. If co-parenting is not an option we pray you find a church
or support group to help...both you and your children.
The Half Day Creek Club
This page is for parents who need some looking after themselves.
Recovery in the Kitchen
Eating the family meal is not nearly so important as preparing it. Even the youngest child can get in on the rebonding.
A Heaven Father
Earthly Fathers (and Mothers) cannot meet all a chld's needs...sometimes very few of them. Giving children
a parent they can count on begins with "The Lord's Prayer". FATHERS have a special role in teaching their children to pray.
Too often that task like so many others falls to the mother or a grandparent., We hope you begin by visiting www.teachustopray.com
Whistle While You Work
Children who are taught to enjoy work when they are 5-10 years old just don't go to prison. Five minutes twice a day when your child is 5-10 can save you a lot of grief when they are 14-20 and make your house shine.
Helping Children (and ourselves) with anger.
Even after the divorce is over the anger lives on...often in the hearts of the children. This page can help turn anger into a bond that brings you closer together instead of a bomb that is constantly ticking.
May we also invite parents to visit www.ddiggs.com
Emergency First Aid
Divorce recovery doesn't happen overnight, not for anyone. Sometimes it never happens. There are however
some first aid measures which can spare your children some of the worst distress and suffering even if the divorce was messy.
Keeping your Goals Fresh
Divorce causes a lot of loss for everyone involved. Loss of dreams, loss of money, loss or friends, loss of faith etc. One of the losses
is usually our goals for our children. It is one of the most important and one of the easiest to reclaim.
| Pocket Scriptures
Whether you are an adult or a child having a bible verse in your pocket can take the edge off... fear... loneliness etc. and help you trust again.
| These pages are free. The one payment we do ask is that you forward each page you download to someone you think might use it.
The Christian Child Care Coalition
P.o. Box 8094
Topeka, Ks. 66618
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Some of our Favorite links
Best Lord's Prayer Coloring Pages on the Internet.
Great helps for children who struggle with anger. His or her greatest danger is a child's own anger.
Great VBS craft ideas and coloring pages.
The best source of parent friendly DAILY printable Bible verses in the world.