What to do when your kid is hurting? Sometimes as parents we don’t know the right words to say to our kids when they experience rough times. I’m here to tell you, I’ve been there – we’ve all been there. However, today we’ve got some help!


In today’s episode, I spoke with New York Times bestselling author and psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman about his new book, When Your Kid Is Hurting: Helping Your Child through the Tough Days. Having written over 60+ books and having raised five children of his own, Dr. Leman knows a thing or two about children and parenting. Our conversation was filled with Dr. Leman’s wisdom on how our weaknesses can work for us, ways we can give ourselves grace as parents, and practical tips for helping our children when they’re experiencing difficulty.

While Dr. Leman certainly has plenty of practical experience with other people’s children, he is able to help parents because of his perspective being the kid his parents worried about. His own personal journey of graduating at the bottom of his class to becoming a well-educated, successful individual, both personally and professionally, compels me to have faith in the process of parenting. Dr. Leman is a true testament to the fact that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Even though he’ll tell you that he doesn’t have all the answers, I definitely think our conversation will equip you with a few tools to navigate the tough times with your children and to help you parent them better over all.


Highlights from Today’s Episode:

  • What to do when your child is hurting
  • What motivates your kids
  • Enjoying your children
  • Learning to give yourself grace


Resources From Today’s Show 

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Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  1. How do you approach your child(ren) when they are hurting?
  2. Do you feel that you effectively help your child(ren) through the tough times? Why or why not?
  3. After listening to today’s show, what are some ways you can improve your approach to parenting?

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