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3 Ways to Battle Compassion Fatigue

January 20th, 2014

Little known fact… As an undergrad, I majored in Criminal (Juvenile) Justice. As I interned with the Kalamazoo Probate Court over three semesters, supervising troubled youth, I learned about compassion...

  • Encouragement for the Waiting

    Have you ever had to wait for something? I’m not talking about the kind of waiting we experience in line at Walmart. I mean have you ever been asked to wait on something which you know was of God?

  • As Statistics Continue to Rise

    It has finally become apparent in the European Union. What is it, you ask? The Global Orphan Crisis, that some say doesn’t exist. This article (from CNBC) lays it out…

  • The 5 Lasting Effects of Neglect

    Time magazine recently posted an ARTICLE titled “The Lasting Effects of Neglect: Altered Brain Structure in Children.” The article is worth the reading time, info I had never read before,…

  • Taking Back Orphan Care

    Love this article from World (California) magazine! The church is heeding God’s mandate to care for the orphaned! How do you view the church’s response?

  • Most Important – Parenting Success

    “I recognize that my role as parent is the most important in my child’s life. I do not allow others to take my role as parent away from me, nor…

  • Less Is More – Parenting Success

    “For our family’s schedule, less is more. We all need adequate time to rest, reflect, and recharge our batteries. Our schedule allows us time for ourselves and for each other.”…

  • Remain Calm – Parenting Success

    “I remain calm despite the storms that may blow around me. When life brings chaos and confusion, I control myself and do not get swept up in what is happening…

  • Guide Rather Than Direct – Parenting Success

    “I use my words to guide rather than direct. My words can provide opportunities for thinking and growth, or they can deny those opportunities.” Dr. Nicole Beurkens, Parent Success Cards,…

  • Flexible – Parenting Success

    “I am flexible. Flexibility is as important for me as it is for my child.” – Dr. Nicole Beurkens, Parent Success Cards, Horizons Developmental Remediation Center

  • Engage – Parenting Sucess

    “I look for opportunities throughout the day to engage my child. As I go through my day, I try to be aware of moments when my child and I can…

 
 

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