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Don’t Waste the Time you have with your Kids when in a Car

Even when we try and reduce our busyness and stay at home more we still find ourselves in the car often. This time can be wasted time or it can be used to our fullest advantage. When Peter and I were engaged I had yet to meet his folks so we took an all day drive up...
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What do your Children Believe about Themselves?

Did your mum tell you about the little man that sits on your shoulder and reminds you of the right thing to do – he is especially active when you are about to do the wrong thing!! I guess Mum was talking about my conscience, and I have tried to communicate that to my...
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Quick Guide to Communication for when it Hurts

There are always going to be hurts in our relationships. Whether it is between husband and wife, sibling and sibling, parent and child or friend and friend. We need to learn to communicate, even in the midst of the pain, if we are to restore relationship. A healthy...
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What Chore Time Looks Like for Mum

My kids have always done a lot of household chores - their chore roster has covered the daily cleaning in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and rubbish/pets/outside. They are totally responsible for their own bedroom and ironing, and they cook an evening meal a couple of...
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Top 10 Household Chores to Give your Preschooler

There are 3 benefits in teaching your kids to do household chores They learn to be responsible for themselves: for their time, energy and money They learn the skills so they can help and care for other people They learn that they are a part of the family, and together...
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Are your Kids Domestically Blind?

Do you ever get frustrated that your kids just step over stuff – for days?  It seems that kids just don’t see mess – certainly they don’t respond to mess!  Today I’m sharing a newsletter I shared with my readers over 6 years ago – but I really believe kids don’t...
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