Entries by Amy Carney

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How Do We Make Kids Feel Safe In An Unsafe World?

Growing up I was fearful of roller coasters, bees, and thunderstorms. Our children are growing up scared of being shot or blown up while at school, the movies, church or at an entertainment venue. When I was young we used to practice tornado and fire drills at school. Today, kids are taught to silently hide […]

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How to Strengthen Your Kid and Your Entire Family

There’s nothing I love more than the week after my kids get home from sleep away summer camp. Our kids hang around home reminiscing about their few weeks away in the Missouri humidity while we tend to their bug bites, bumps, and bruises. One is nursing a painful ingrown toenail; one is peeling profusely from […]

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One Sure Way To Strengthen Your Child This Summer

In a few days our kids will shut down their technology. All Snapchat streaks must come to an end. They will bid farewell to their normally scheduled academic and athletic programming and head to the woods. Our four teenagers will go live amongst strangers and bugs and humidity and uncomfortable beds. I’m going to assume they […]

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Could your family adopt from foster care?

You are raising your kids and you think your family is complete. But, there are many children living in foster care who need you. These kids have no stable place to lay their heads at night and are living in the midst of uncertainty. There are many older children waiting and wondering if they will […]