Season: 5 Episode: 060
Shanda and Lisa talk about parenting children with special needs, parenting through the pandemic, and how understanding the brain and physiological needs of our kids helps them through difficult situations. Lisa shares her own experiences as a parent of an autistic child, and her wisdom that will encourage any parent no matter the situation.
“We should address our emotions; not obey them.”
“The Lord gave us our emotions so we would go to Him. They are the signal that something is going on.”
“Joyful eye contact shows you are excited to be with someone.”
“Pain becomes trauma when we feel alone in it.”
“Learn to validate yours and your children’s feelings.”
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About Lisa Hamel
Today, I have a special guest on the show for you. Her name is Lisa Hamel and she is going to talk about how to raise children with special needs, as well as what the body of Christ can do to support parents and children with special needs in the church.
Lisa is a speaker and coach on Integrated Maturity, or “The Bible and your Brain.” This unusual passion was birthed from of a long season of suffering from anxiety, depression and parenting special needs.
She and her husband Mike have two sons, one with autism, and live in a multi generational home.
Lisa holds degrees in Music and Christian Counseling. When she’s not teaching, studying, or building relationships of joy in Christ, she’s likely feeding two teenagers.
Lisa, welcome to the show and thank you so much for being here!
Before we get into the depths of this topic, I’d love for you to share you own experience as a parent of a special needs child and how that’s equipped you for this conversation.
The Bible speaks to godly parenting a lot, especially in the book of Proverbs. Does this look different when parenting children with disabilities?
How should parents address the message of salvation with children with mental disabilities? Some parents worry about what their child is grasping in regards to the Lord when it comes to certain disabilities, how can we reassure them through the word of God that He knows their children and His grace is sufficient?
Let’s talk about parents struggling to raise their kids during this pandemic. There are a lot of kids with emotional and mental challenges and parents are working or don’t know what to provide for their kids. Do you have any suggestions for these parents trying to navigate their own anxieties while trying to be there for their children?
Disabilities can be a broad topic itself. Can you mention some of the most common disabilities parents experience with their kids and how the Bible might speak to parents in these situations?
How can the church become better equipped to serve families with children with special needs.
What’s important for parents to remember when parenting during difficult times or in difficult situations?