Are your kids feeling as anxious as you are these days? This past year, maybe like no other, has been a test of…well…everything. My kids are grown now, and I can only imagine what 2020+ has been like for parents of young children.
Oddly enough, my children’s book Jack vs. the Tornado, which released April 6, tells the story of a 10-year-old boy named Jack Finch who does NOT like uncertainty, but has to deal with it in big ways.
As part of the release of books 1 and 2 in the Tree Street Kids series, I also wrote “Life Lessons for Anxious Kids,” a FREE 5-day, devotional available through the YouVersion Bible app.
Each day uses a fictional vignette adapted from Jack vs. the Tornado to help kids find comfort in uncertainty:
🏠 Day 1 Moving to a new house
😥 Day 2 Feeling as if your problems are bigger than a house
👦🏻 Day 3 Making new friends
⛈ Day 4 Being scared when the world seems dark
🌪 Day 5 Feeling anxious about–everything
Here’s a peek at the Day 1 story:
A brief Scripture reading starts off each devotion. Key words from those verses then become “words to hold on to”–just a few kids can memorize and pray or meditate on when they need encouragement and strength.