I want to introduce you to Tina Yeager. She’s a mental health professional, coach, speaker, and podcaster. In this episode, she helps me tackle some tough topics that are affecting families these days. There’s so much tension, anxiety, and depression affecting our kids and it just continues to trend upwards. She helps us understand how to help our kids find identity in Christ in this crazy world.
In this episode Tina and I discuss:
- How we are being systematically distracted from connecting with one another and the priority of the urgent.
- How screens are dehumanizing our kids and leading to violent behavior.
- How kids are looking for acceptance and approval and that must come first from God.
- How parents can handle their own stresses and still keep a watchful eye on their kids.
- Learning to put the important first over the urgent and make connections with your kids.
- Making time to connect with God and letting the Holy Spirit be the manager of your time.
- How to overcome developmental and academic delays caused by the disruptions of the last few years.
- How the best things you can do are free and not extravagant.
- The need for firm safety guidelines for your kids so they are not bullied or manipulated.
- Instilling the understanding of finding identity in Christ in your kids
I hope you’ve been encouraged and equipped by these thoughts and tips from Tina. As you start a new school year with your kids, I challenge you to help your kids find identity in Christ and to work towards building solid relationships with them.
About Tina Yeager
Award-winning author, inspirational speaker, and life coach, Tina also hosts the Flourish-Meant podcast and publishes Inkspirations Online, a weekly devotional for writers. She has won over thirty writing awards, including a 2020 Golden Scroll Award and 2013 FCWC Writer of the Year. Her fiction and nonfiction strive to clarify how we might relate better to others, to ourselves, and to God. Licensed as a counselor since 2005, she has over twenty years of experience teaching parenting to at-risk families, writing skills, communications, inner healing, and spiritual growth. She has counseled and
taught adults, teens, and children in academic, clinical, and faith-based settings. Tina enjoys working with diverse populations and has practiced in community mental health settings and private practice since 2000. She specializes
in ADHD, stress management, purpose definition, abuse recovery, and esteem-building, and currently runs an online life coaching practice, Divine Encouragement, LLC. Yeager holds a BA in creative writing and an MA in counseling. Yeager serves on the steering committee of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, as director of traditional groups with Word Weavers International, and as an active member of the Christian Authors Network and Christian Women in Media Association. Her courses on Subdue Stress and Anxiety, Psyched Characters and Kindle your Creative Spark are available online. Though currently a life coach, author, speaker, and podcast host, Yeager is also familiar with shame’s oppression at a personal level. Tina wrestled with isolation from peers, body image, and low self-esteem issues, even trending into eating disordered behavior. The Lord sustained Tina through a desert-like journey of character transformation, training, and effort.
References and Links
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- Visit Tina’s website
- Follow Tina on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube
- Listen to Tina’s podcast
- Get Tina’s Resources:
- Pre-order Upcycled: Crafted for a Purpose (October 2022, Bold Vision Books)
- Beautiful Warrior: Finding Victory Over the Lies Formed Against You
- Inkspirations Online (weekly devotional publication by writers for writers
- Subdue Stress and Anxiety course
- Learn more about Parenting Beyond the Rules
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