Discipling our Children part 1

A mother of three gorgeous young children was recently chatting with me and asking me how to go about discipling her children in the Christian faith. As I was sharing Continue Reading →

Helping your children develop conversational skills

I believe that, within reason, I need to model to, and encourage, our children in how to initiate conversations with strangers. This is a great social skill, especially when they Continue Reading →

Acts of Kindness – school holiday fun

It’s school holidays here in Australia and that can raise a whole lot of emotions in both parents and kids. Now my kids are teenagers, it is a whole new Continue Reading →

What do you want your child to be doing at age 16?

Saturday morning and we had a relatively ‘free’ day without anything much planned. Quite unusual in our busy household of 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Both kids had beaten me Continue Reading →

Does Parenting Get Any Easier?

Throughout my parenting years, especially when the kids were babies, there have always been people willing to give me advice, even if I haven’t asked for it. If I listened Continue Reading →

Easter – communicating Easter values with our kids and teenagers.

Easter is this coming weekend. What do your preparations look like for Easter? In the last few years, I have been determined to not let the biggest and greatest event Continue Reading →

Friendships part 4 – How to be a good friend

“I thought she was my friend!”. How many times have you ever heard that statement? It usually comes after there has been some kind of hurt or disagreement or abandonment Continue Reading →

Friendships part 3 – Making Friends

“Princess, can you please ask that girl standing over there with her parents to join you and your friends”, was often a common request I would make of my daughter Continue Reading →

Friendships part 2 – Expectations

“It’s not fair, Mel won’t talk to me. She’s got a new best friend and doesn’t want me to be her best friend any more!” cries Jemma as she rushes Continue Reading →