52 Weekly Devotions for Family Prayer by Karen Whiting

If spending more time in prayer and with family is one of your goals this year, 52 Weekly Devotions for Family Prayer by Karen Whiting can help.

This colorful and well-thought out family devotional is flexible so that you can enjoy 52 weeks of family devotions in as little as five minutes. The author also provides extended time options including meaningful questions and activities that are perfect for children ages 4-12.

52 Weekly Devotions for Family Prayer starts out with a note to parents, followed by benefits of family prayer and tips on how to succeed. The author encourages you to choose your family style and approach and gives you ideas on how to get kids excited about devotionals.

Then you are on your way to 52 weeks of devotions that include Scripture readings, stories, opportunities to share and learn, chat and journaling prompts, and a variety of activities to keep everyone engaged.

52 Weekly Devotions for Family Prayer gives you a plan to nurture your family’s faith journey.

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  • Publisher ‏ : β€Ž RoseKidz (October 1, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : β€Ž English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€Ž 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : β€Ž 1649380267
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€Ž 978-1649380265
  • Reading age ‏ : β€Ž 3 – 15 years
  • Grade level ‏ : β€Ž 3 – 4

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

PBS KIDS Resources for Discussing the News with Young Children

The tumultuous events events at our nation’s Capitol, the ongoing global pandemic, and discussions of impeachment while preparing for Inauguration Day, leave us facing a chaotic news cycle that is not only tough for parents to digest, but also difficult for kids to ignore.Β 

We can’t prevent kids from seeing scary things in the news – even if parents don’t feel ready to have conversations about them. Curious kids have questions as they inevitably overhear bits and pieces of what is going on in the world around them. PBS KIDS has created the following resources to help parents steer these tough discussions:

  • A step-by-step guide on helping kids navigate scary news stories: Listen, clarify, look for the helpers, and reassure your child. Parents might not have all the answers, but this step-by-step guide will make tackling difficult subjects something parents can handle. 
  • A lesson on resilience with Arthur: What can you say to kids when upsetting events occur? Can empathy build social skills? This list of resources, activities and videos from Arthur will not only help kids build resilience, but will help parents cope as well!
  • Tips to expand your child’s circle of concern: While children are hard-wired for empathy, it is important to help them to be empathetic to people outside of their immediate circle. This effort is critical to your child’s development, and this list of tips is a useful place to start when tackling tough news stories.