The Inconvenience of Raising Kids who Help Others

At the beginning of the last school year, I printed off a beautifully coloured weekly timetable for our family which not only included all the after school activities but fitted Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Help Kids Develop Discernment & Wisdom

A number of years ago, I can remember one child running home to let me know that the other child had thrown a rock through the window of a neighbour’s Continue Reading →

What lengths would you go to?

What lengths would you go to to enable your child to meet their real-life, modern day hero? Four years ago I wrote this blog post. Next Sunday, Matey’s hero back Continue Reading →

Our talk becomes their self-talk

Did a parent or teacher ever make a negative remark to you that you can still remember? “You are stupid” “You’re ugly” “You’ll never amount to anything” “You’re dumb” Words Continue Reading →

Discipling our Children part 2

Basically, we desire for our children to not just know about God but to know God intimately. How can we most effectively accomplish this? As discussed last week, it is Continue Reading →

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 →