Enjoying the Teenage Years Tip 2

Our children are fabulous incubators. They watch and listen and then often surprise us with an awkward moment, repeating our words and behaviour. This can work both ways. If we sow great thoughts, powerful speech, and loving behaviour, we can see amazing results in our children. Continue Reading →

Enjoying the Teenage Years Tip 1

For both the parent and child, the teenage years can be likened to a roller-coaster ride, World War 3, or an exciting adventure through the Amazon. We can be proactive and implement some strategies to assist during this time. Continue Reading →

Monthly Prayer for our Children from Proverbs

My daughter turned 18 on Friday. I remember nursing her as a baby, believing I had all the time in the world with her. Now at 18, I realise how fast time has gone. I realise my influence is now primarily through prayer. The power of prayer has been reinforced within me over this last week as I have reflected on parenting her. Please, never underestimate the power of prayer! This month the prayer guide for our children is taken from the Book of Proverbs. Continue Reading →

Enjoy the Teenage Years part 2

Late at night, snuggled up warm in bed, desiring to sleep, and our teenagers arrive home bursting to share with me their evening. I have a choice. Listen or tell them to wait until the morning. In reality, there isn’t a choice as I realize that in the morning, our kids will not share to the same level. If I sacrifice my desire at that moment, they will share all the stuff that has happened and allow me a further glimpse into their life. I hear their genuine feelings. Continue Reading →

Prayers for our Children for April 2021

Prayer changes lives. Prayer can greatly influence and change our children’s lives. I love praying for my children and their future. I have created a prayer guide for April as we pray for our children, incorporating principles from the Easter story as well as praying for their spiritual development. Continue Reading →

Secrets or Surprises

One of our roles as a parent is to ensure the protection and safety of our children. An area that has often led to children becoming unsafe is around secrets. Secrets can be harmless. However, there are some secrets that should not be kept. Continue Reading →