It’s alright to be afraid. But being afraid is temporary.
It’s also ok not to be afraid. And we can teach our children new responses when fear arises.
Part of learning to grow up with a strong, confident identity is to learn how God views us – and to put our trust in him even in the face of fear.
In the book, Helping Your Kids Deal With Anger, Fear and Sadness, Norman Wright lists these scriptures to help grow a solid foundation and identity in your child or teen:
Uniquely created in God’s image.
2 Tim 1:7
I am the salt of the earth.
I am the light of the world.
The truth has set me free
I have peace.
I have God’s glory.
I am forgiven through Christ.
I have no condemnation.
I have been given gifts.
I can do all things through Christ.
I won’t worry about tomorrow.
I can be strong and courageous.
I can be free from my fears.
God has given me a spirit of power, love and self-discipline.
Helping your child hide God’s word in your heart is a huge part of living as a child of God that is the foundation and combat the fear we all face.
There are some great practical thoughts in this book. You can buy a new or used copy here.
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