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Does your Child Recognise Authority outside of the Home?

I am sure that obedience is one of the significant traits that you work on in your home. For us is is one of the top three - obedience, self-control and respect. Obedience means to carry out the directions and wishes of those who are responsible for me. (Character...
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When your Kids Struggle with Things you Find Easy

What our children find hard will differ to what we find hard. They struggle in math, numbers are your thing; they hate writing, you find using words easy; you love sport, and they are not interested; you can say no easily, they always want to say yes; you love being...
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Do you Allow your Kids to have an Opinion?

I was walking around the grocery store the other day when I heard a young teen trying to convince her mum. She kept saying over and over, “kids have a voice” “kids have an opinion, you know”. To me, it looked like mum was just humouring her, even teasing her which I...
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Pinterest can’t help me do the Important Things

Pinterest is amazing – It is like having an endless supply of ideas and inspiration right there at your fingertips.  For anything: for parenting, homeschooling, homemaking, gift giving, and marriage advice – you name it, it is there in Pinterest.  But not only that,...
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Do Your Kids know how to study the Bible?

Do your kids know the Bible beyond the 'Bible stories'?  Do they know how to study God's word for themselves? All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness that the man of God (each...
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This is the Reason Women don’t like their Men Fixing Stuff

“I don’t want you to FIX it!” Said every wife ever!! I am sure we all know this tension – woman has a problem, man wants to fix it, woman feels frustrated, man feels frustrated. It is a vicious cycle – our husbands first response to many of the niggles or pains or...
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