Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions: Helping Them Understand Loss, Sin, Tragedies, and Other Hard Topics

Author(s): Elyse Fitzpatrick


The Honest, Loving Answers Children Need to Hear What should you say when your five-year-old asks about his dying grandma? Or when your seven-year-old wonders if the devil is real? Or when the sixth graders in your Sunday school class are talking about a tragedy they heard about on the news? When it comes to the dark and tragic aspects of our world, it can be hard to know what to say and how much. Mother/daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson will carefully walk you through difficult conversations, one topic at a time. Speaking from personal experience, informed by child development research, these two moms offer practical insights and age-appropriate guidance. Talking about tough topics may not be as hard as you think, and, more important, you'll see how these conversations can lead to meaningful discussions of God's unchanging goodness. "I love this book! I will recommend it again and again."--Paul David Tripp, president, Paul Tripp Ministries "I'm so thankful for Elyse and Jessica's hard work, precision, and focus on Christ in this book."--Gloria Furman, author of "Glimpses of Grace "and" Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full"

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Elyse Fitzpatrick is a nationally known speaker and author, speaking regularly at such conferences as The Gospel Coalition and Revive. She holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an MA in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 17 books on daily living and the Christian life and lives with her husband in Escondido, California. Learn more at Jessica Thompson speaks at women's conferences and homeschooling conferences. She has a bachelor's degree in theology and coauthored "Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus "with her mom, Elyse. She is married with three children and lives in Poway, California.""

General Fields

  • : 9780764211874
  • : Baker Publishing Group
  • : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group
  • : August 2014
  • : October 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • : Paperback
  • : General Adult
  • : 176