Adversity is a normal part of life, and when we keep our children too protected, we rob them of the opportunity to learn and practice essential life skills--like discernment, understanding, boldness, and resilience. On Wednesday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, author, teacher, and mom, Lauren Gaines shares strategies for purposeful parenting that combine her expertise in school psychology and her personal experiences as a mother of three. Armed with biblical wisdom and research, she helps parents shape their child's minds, hearts, and identities to enter the world with unshakable confidence.
According to AP, nearly 50,000 people committed suicide last year, an absolute record in terms of raw numbers and the highest rate in nearly a century. Nor do these numbers about suicide tell the whole story. Along with increases in substance abuse related deaths, alcohol abuse, other addictions, and mass shootings, we face an outbreak of what is being called 'deaths of despair'. Wednesday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Heather Palacios, founder of Wondherful, Inc. an organization dedicated to saving the lives of those who are struggling thru mental crisis, shares how their ministry's goal is to stop a suicide, because one more suicide is one too many.
Lauren Gaines is a writer, teacher, and mother, as well as the creator of Inspired Motherhood, a thriving online community for moms to find practical tools to raise spiritually and emotionally healthy kids. Lauren has a master's degree in school psychology and experience teaching undergraduate psychology. She and her husband, Darryl, live in Pennsylvania with their children.
Heather is the founder of WONDHERFUL, Inc. She is married to Raul Palacios, has two beautiful children D.J. and Andy, and lives in sunny South Florida.
Heather is a multiple attempt suicide survivor and believes if you wake up breathing, that's GOD'S proof to you to keep going. She has dedicated her life to helping those going thru a mentally difficult time and have attempted or are contemplating suicide. Heather is a graduate of Judson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She is a frequent speaker across the USA at Business Events, Mental Health Conferences, Churches, Prisons, Police Stations, Halfway Houses and various other venues.
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