Favourite Christmas Books

Christmas is a favourite time of the year for our family. We purposefully try to slow down our activities and make deliberate choices about what we do and don’t do Continue Reading →

Entering the Christmas Season

As we enter into this Christmas season, how are you feeling? What is your reaction at the moment to the thought of Christmas? This may give you some sense of Continue Reading →

Seven Steps for Coping with Sudden Unexpected Change as a Family

When sudden, unexpected, personal traumatic events occur, they can place extra stress on the family as a whole as well as on individual family members. How your family responds to Continue Reading →

Kids wanting your attention

On holidays recently, my gaze was drawn to a family nearby. Mum, standing, was on the phone, cradling her newborn. Dad was sitting over the other side of the restaurant Continue Reading →

Your Teenager and their first paid job

One of our roles as a parent is to help our children develop the necessary skills so that they can function well as an adult in today’s society. In raising Continue Reading →

Parenting Prophetic Children Part 2

Last week I wrote about parenting prophetic children, specifically looking at the likely characteristics they will display whilst a child and how to recognise if your child may have a Continue Reading →

Parenting Prophetic Children part 1

Every child is unique and one thing I am learning is that there is no singular right way to parent every child. Every child needs some adaptation to our parenting Continue Reading →

Appropriate Dress Code

For my daughter’s fifth birthday, our next door neighbour gave her a bra and pants set. My daughter was excited. I certainly wasn’t. The set soon ‘disappeared’. Somehow society in Continue Reading →