5 inspiring tips to discipline your children

How can your children know that you really love them?  One of the ways is to discipline them in love as you raise them.  Parents show their love for their children by guiding them through the ups and downs of life. Do not handicap your […]

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Teens, slang and the world wide web

Every generation has its own slang, a language unique to that grouping of teens.  I was part of GenX, we loved grunge music and used words like ‘lank’ and rad’. Cellphones and the world-wide web were not part of our world.  Our’s was talking on […]

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Talk about life issues with your kids

How much time do you think parents spend talking to their children in a day?  It’s less than you think.  Some statistics indicate that many parents spend less than 7 minutes per day engaging in meaningful conversation with their children. It’s not about how many hours […]

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Discipline can be discipleship

“My seven-year old is struggling with anger and is fighting with everyone, even at school.”  My teenager keeps on telling me:  “‘You doesn’t like me, you only like my baby brother’ and then she uses that to manipulate me into doing what she wants.”  “My […]

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Mothers of our world

In ancient times, mothers in the East were looked upon with great respect, especially the mothers of kings. Proverbs 1:8–9 (NLT) says: “My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace […]

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The art of paying attention

Being a parent is sometimes a bit like being a DJ.  Think about it for a moment.  If you have more than one child, chances are that once they hit school going age, you will find yourself juggling so many things at the same time.  […]

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Trust your instincts when it comes to your kids

Trust your instincts when it comes to parenting your children – it’s called ‘momstincts’. A while back, I wrote a blog post about their being no perfect parents and in my book, Parenting with Courage, I explored what it looks like to be the mother […]

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Sport, parenting and 5 life-lessons

Smelly socks, hungry kids, sweaty bodies and a car full of sports clothes and school books will hold fond memories for me for years to come.  Sport is wonderful.  It is a something that our family really enjoys.  At any given time, one of the […]

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Affirm your child and see them grow

Children who are affirmed and grow up with a positive self-image are a joy to us all. When your child struggles with self-confidence or you see their love tank is heading towards empty, affirm their value and identity to fill them up.  Try the 20 […]

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Power of a mother’s love

A mother’s love is goes deeper than even she could ever have imagined. I know, because I am a mom. Today is World Down Syndrome Day around the world and I would like to salute these moms today!  A Down syndrome child is one who is […]

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