Bullies and What to Do About Them – MBFLP 176

One of the reasons many people start homeschooling is to avoid “negative peer interaction,” which often means bullying. Sadly, though, it can happen at church, at homeschool meetings, or simply any gathering of kids. It can even happen inside your own family! This episode, we’re talking about approaches for dealing with bullying situations – how should we parents respond, how can we help the victims, and what can be done about the perpetrators.

(Check out our article, “Five Things to Do When Your Child is Being Picked On”)

Name Calling – MBFLP 148

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Sticks and stones … right? We’ve all heard that, and probably told our kids that one time or another. Yet name-calling is not only a plague of childhood, it’s actually a problem throughout life … and we adults are warned by Christ Himself to be wary of the temptation! This episode, we look at what the Bible says about a deceptively simple and “harmless” practice that can trip us up when we least expect it!

Online Stories We Mentioned

“Young Adolescents as Likely to Die From Suicide as From Traffic Accidents,” N.Y. Times, 11/3/16

“Nation’s Christians Look Forward to Questioning Each Other’s Salvation in Post-Debate Discussions.” Babylon Bee, 10/19/16 (Note: SATIRE)

Selected Scriptures We Referenced 

“[The tongue is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. … My brethren, these things ought not to be so.” — James (James 3:8-10)

“The law is fulfilled in this one word, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!” — Paul (Galatians 5:14-15)

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this, all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”  — Jesus (John 13:34-35)

 


 

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Freedom from Mean Girls

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Freedom from Mean Girls – Sarah Jeffords, Laura Nolette, and Meredith Curtis

This show is for young women who are struggling with toxic relationships. All of us deal with rejection sometimes, but when it comes during the young teen years, it can be devastating. What happens when you are excluded from girl cliques, gossiped about, or betrayed? Recover from and rebuild confidence so you can enjoy healthy relationships in the future. There is a word of advice to moms and dads at the end.

 

 

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MBFLP 102 – Family Life Q&A

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One thing we’ve seen since we started this ministry is how often families encounter the same questions, the same problems. You’re not alone, and this episode we talk about several questions we’ve heard recently!

Show Highlights

1:31 – What do you do when fellow church members are hostile toward your parenting decisions?
5:40 – How do you manage bullying, including in your own home?
10:47 – When should you begin handing over personal responsibility to your budding adult kids?
15:24 – What should I do, now that I caught my 10-year-old watching sex on YouTube?
20:09 – What’s your decision process for extracurricular activities, especially for younger kids?
23:13 – How do you survive parenting an active little boy?

MBFLP 90 – Boys and Noise

Got boys? Then probably, you’ve got noise! This week we turn to a reader’s question about how to manage the volume (and tone!) of her energetic houseful of boys … four of them, eight and under. We’ve been there, and we’ll talk about the difference between simple boyishness and the things that actually need discipline, how to distinguish between fun and bullying, and more — join us!

MBFLP – Boy Question Free-For-All

Another of our popular sessions answering your questions about raising sons —

  • How can you encourage sons to pursue their individual gifts?
  • How do you keep rough-and-tumble from coming fighting and bullying?
  • How do you teach your sons not to look down on their sisters for being girls?
  • How can you help make your faith their own?
  • What do you do about embarrassing behaviors in public?

And more!

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