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I followed a link from a discussion on the Homeshool Lounge that led me to Letter of the Week.  I was particularly interested in the Journal Ideas.  I am going to go through these and write a slightly expanded list as an ideas list for my children’s blogging. For example, one of the January Journal ideas is “How many brothers and sisters do you have, names and ages”  I will suggest that they “Introduce your brothers and sisters, and tell us what makes them special.”   Next year I would like to see the younger ones update their blogs more often and an ideas sheet will help them get into the habit of writing.

 

Last weekend we listened to Barack Obama’s Victory speech.  Nothing unusual in that you may think – except we are Australian!  We watched it, not because of the politics, but because he is a great orator and we wanted our children to watch how he used words, his expressions, his tone, his body to get his message across.  I don’t have the link to that but it was a very worthwhile activity.

 

I have quoted from Susan’s post, What are you sharing, several times in the last few weeks.  Oh, how important it is not to fill our days with things that robs us of the time to share our heart with our children.

 

Another blog I have been enjoying, is my friend who has moved to Thailand.  He is blogging as often as he can, considering very interesting internet connections but when he gets to write he is sharing real life stuff from village living.

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 Every week I'll email an encouragement to stay intentional and relational in all your family life.  But for now, download your set of reminder posters - posters which I've used over the years to remind me to keep my eyes and heart on what is important.

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Obedience looks a bit different as our kids grow older. Download this parent/teen discussion guide to understand this issue of obedience in teen years.

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Over 20 different verbal expressions divided into heart or self control to help parents discern these behaviours.

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Our children hear different words when we react to when we respond. Do your children hear blah blah blah when you correct them? Includes a parenting poster.

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