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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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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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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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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Pick your battles with care

If you try to fight all the little battles in your home, you won’t have the strength to fight the ones that really matter. In my book, Parenting With Courage, I expand on this in the chapter called “My personal parenting toolkit”.  Every parent should […]

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Serve your children your best

Our family is a ‘foodie’ family.  We love experimenting with new tastes and flavours.  When you serve a meal, you would normally serve the best to your guests, right? You don’t give them the scraped parts at the bottom of the pan.  When we parent […]

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Don’t stop praying for your children

Prayer is something beautiful.  Prayer is what we do in the secret place and prayer is essential.  We know our children by talking to them and spending time with them.  Prayer is a lot like that.  We get to know God by talking to Him […]

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SELF-CARE LESSONS FROM PRE-SCHOOLERS

Self-care is a term that I hear a lot about these days, but I often dismiss it and think I tackle it another day.  Taking care of and raising children is pretty high up on my priority list but like most Moms, I am notoriously […]

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