The Trends of Childhood Stress and Anxiety

Kara Powell, a leader and research at Fuller Institute, shares a wealth of expertise and wisdom around the seeming increase in stress and anxiety in today’s children. Tune in as she helps us unpack these tough times at home, especially with all things childhood mental health. Her time with us is packed with lots of […]

Forming Kind Kids in the Chaos

Ashlee Eisland, author of Human(kind), engages with Saddleback Parents about teaching our kids about kindness through our words, deeds and model. There are lots of great values and fruit to be harvested in this at-home season. Do not miss the opportunities!

Winning with Your Struggling Teen

Mark at Amazon Saddleback Parents is joined by Mark Oestreicher, well-known trainer and leader of youth workers across America with almost 40 years of experience in student ministries. He shares his heart and wisdom in the midst of teens feeling stuck and list during this at-home season of life.

Hope for Mental Health Community with Pastor Scott Sauls

Join us for our Hope for Mental Health Community – a safe place for anyone living with or affected by mental illness. Our monthly gatherings are a time to connect and learn about mental health. This month Pastor Scott Sauls shares about his experience with mental illness as well as his passion to lead the […]

Let’s Talk About Race

By Julius Lester REVIEW: A beautifully written story about the story that each of us has to tell and are. Many things contribute to our story, race being one of them? Somewhere along the line, people started telling untrue stories that “My race is better than your race.” Lester challenges young readers, probably best elementary […]

God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story About God’s Delightfully Different Family

By Trillia Newbell REVIEW: Rightfully titled, this book takes us back to the beginning of “God’s Very Good Idea” in the creation of man and woman. Traversing through the key Biblical lessons in creation, sin, forgiveness and salvation, Trillia helps elementary-age children intertwine their faith journey with the challenges of living amongst different types of […]

The Skin You Live In

By Michael Tyler REVIEW: This is a colorfully illustrated, sing-song rhyming book for younger kids in early elementary and below. It is a joyful appreciation of the skin that you live in. First, it underlines the beauty of your skin in its appearance, functionality and tones with vibrant, positive adjectives. Then, it addresses how skin […]

The Other Side

By Jacqueline Woodson REVIEW: There is power in simple friendships, a great message for school-age children from preschool through elementary, addressing the realities of our racially separated history. A long fence separates the black side and the white side of town. Yet Annie, a white girl, curiously always toes the line playing near or sitting […]


parent pit-stop

Pause and breathe. You are covered in our prayers in this heavy time in life. Thankfully, Colossians 1:9-11 is full of practical and extremely applicable wisdom in this season of uncertainty and unpredictability. Dig into God’s Word to help guide you in your parenting.