Navigating life

Children cry for the silliest reasons. Someone ate the last doughnut. They lose at Monopoly. Their socks feel ‘pinchy’. In moments such as these, dismissing our child’s tears may sometimes be necessary. Yet at other times, our kids will experience true sorrow. Eating lunch alone. Losing a pet. Endur…
I led a table at a seminar for parents on tackling screen time, organised by my local secondary school. For the first discussion, each of the ten parents at my table told a story to illustrate why we were there. We heard about ruined holidays, sexting, repeated arguments ripping apart families and y…

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Here you will find six sessions for 11+ following the same titles as the Growing Up Sunday school sessions.

We’ve written Growing Up after the popularity of our introductory resource, “Who am I?”, which taught about the identity our Creator God gives us and how that changes our sense of belonging and the value we have.

Growing Up: God’s Good Story goes further, providing age-appropriate

For one of my children, there was a three year period when bedtime often meant tears. The words that kept on putting a dagger through my heart were, “I have no friends.” I learnt that naming children in the class like a desperate form of bingo did not help. Nor did organising playdates. Nor did conv…
At Faith in kids our message to parents is:  “You are plan A for the children God has given you.”  We want parents to confidently embrace the role God has given them in raising their children to know and trust Jesus. We want parents to fully depend on God to work through his Spirit to do w…
I have a friend who grew up in Nigeria. As a child, his family would pray before going on a journey across their city. They never felt sure that they would arrive safely. His parents led him in everyday dependence on the Lord. The illusion of independence For many of us, our transport is safe, o…
Here are the top 4 Faith in Kids Halloween resources we have to offer for 2023. Church leaders/kids workers Using a carved pumpkin prop, this kids slot/short talk for Halloween shows that God is better than the best gardener, and that we don’t need to be scared of the dark because Jesus is the …
Uncomfortable shiny shoes. A new pencil case full of stationery treats. A staged photo on the doorstep, complete with fixed grin and new uniform. This is the evidence of a new school year. For many families, there is far more happening beneath the social media surface. Transitions matter A great…
This blog is part of a series on helping our kids when they feel anxious. If you haven’t already read “Answering our children’s worries” Kids are sponges, they soak in what is going on around them. They might not be able to understand it, or find the words to talk about it, but they sense it.&nbs…