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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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November 22, 2023

Is There Anything I Can Do To Help My Child With Their Anxiety?

Anxiety has become the most common mental health issue of our time for kids and teens. Between 40-50% of kids and teens locally report experiencing worries and anxieties significant enough to impair their ability to function.

What if you could snuggle up with your child and read a beautifully illustrated book that would give your child the tools they need in a language they understand to help them calm the worry wave? You can with Emilie DeYoung’s new book Peanut Butter Pie.

Emilie DeYoung is the Clinical Director for Winning At Home’s Counseling Team. She holds a PhD in psychology with an emphasis on child and adolescent counseling and a master’s degree in social work. She has been working with children and families since 1996. Specific areas of expertise include childhood anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, childhood temperament and trauma recovery. 

Journey through the pages together and together find practical ways to calm the worry wave with your child.

Emilie also shared with us the personal benefits of having a grateful heart.


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.