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Chosen for a Time such as This

The story of Esther’s courage is inspiring and a reminder to rise up in the face of uncertainty. As we all face the unsettling feelings and questions the Coronavirus presents, we must rise. To rise, we must believe God’s promises.


“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)


There is much good that can come from facing adversity together as a family and society. Here’s a few!

  • Use this time to draw closer to your children and have meaningful conversations that can teach them powerful social emotional skills such as self and social awareness, self-management and empathy. Here is a wonderful resource to walk you through these conversations.

  • School closing can offer time for teaching your children some of the most basic life skills, such as how to sew on a button, cook, write a check, balance a checkbook, chain the oil, change a flat, iron a shirt, set a table, and how about reading a book together and discussing different perspectives.

  • It can also be a good time to prepare for college entrance exams and review college and career options… you get the idea.

Where do I start?

  1. Pray first and trust God

  2. Practice spiritual and emotional self-care – remember children are watching and taking their cues from your responses. Check out these short helpful video links:

For parents - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYlXLMaFzgU

For kids - https://youtu.be/kiVpWZBXLug

3. Get the facts

4. Practice physical self-care as directed by the CDC

5. Be purposeful about this time and keep a routine


Learning to cope well in a crisis builds resilience in your children – an invaluable life skill. This is a great opportunity to build bonds with your family and fellow man. Let’s rise!


Their future – our tools – your influence! Join me…


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Author: Kathy Pierce Howard, creator of Prep4Success Academy curriculum for educators and parents to enhance student motivation and success. For more TOOLS and to sign up to receive this blog go to www.prep4successacademy.com




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