A March Thank You 2018

 

We talk to parents often about the importance of other voices in the lives of their kids. It's not necessarily that those other voices say anthing different than the parents... but, because they're a different voice, their words often have a different impact. And, hopefully, an added power. At Daystar, one of our great privileges is being other voices in the lives of over 1500 families. 

Basically, we're like automatic backup. Particularly so, in situations where parents feel lost or alone. Recently, a family came in who were going through a divorce. The father was not very involved in the lives of his boys. She needed help. And so, this mom brought her sons in for two of our counselors to be another voice in their lives.

Recently, the oldest son told his counselor about something that happened at home.  He heard his little brother using a curse word.  As we know oldest children can do, he went directly to his mom to tell her about the incident.  She reassured him she was going to take care of it.  He waited for what he considered a good amount of time, and circled back to make sure his little brother would get punished.  And maybe, he'd even get a more severe consequence if the incident was reported twice.

His mother's words to her oldest and trying-to-be-in-charge son were, "I want to tell you again that you're his brother and you're not the parent.  I am-and I've got this.  And Mr. Alex has got this, too."
Mr. Alex, the younger brother's counselor, was her automatic backup.  He was her other voice.  We are grateful to stand alongside this mom, as well as thousands of others who are a part of our Daystar, offering hope and help for their journey...particularly on those backup needing kinds of days.  
Thank you for your part in helping us to do be another voice.  You are making a profound difference in the lives of children, adolescents, and their parents.
Gratefully,

His mother’s words to her oldest and trying-to-be-in-charge son were, “I want to tell you again that you’re his brother and you’re not the parent.  I am-and I’ve got this.  And Mr. Alex has got this, too.”

Mr. Alex, the younger brother’s counselor, was her automatic backup.  He was her other voice. We are grateful to stand alongside this mom, as well as thousands of others who are a part of our Daystar, offering hope and help for their journey…particularly on those backup needing kinds of days.  

Thank you for your part in helping us to do be another voice.  You are making a profound difference in the lives of children, adolescents, and their parents.

Gratefully,