This month I refreshed several blog posts from the archives – if you have some reading time I’m sure you’ll find something to encourage you.  Click on the image to take you to the article.

As our children grow older our parenting strategies need to change.  As teens and young adults our role is more like a mentor, coach as we walk along side of them, letting them make their choices, but guiding and encouraging as needed.  They aren’t on their own just yet!

We speak words to our children all day and though we may have different purposes for what we say – instruction, correction, praise etc – they are all opportunities for us to speak words of life.

Giving our children a chore when they are bored is behavoiur modification, not training life skills.  I know it is frustrating when the kids say they are bored – but it also gives us an opportunity to teach them a life skill.

My job is to help my children to use their time wisely and grow in their talents.  So when they say they are bored – it is a time to train them, not punish them.

When our children are too addicted to the screen, we have to take action – but removing technology from them is only half the solution.

I don’t believe that the so called Socialisation issue is a reason not to homeschool – not at all – but that does not mean homeschool parents do not need to look at social skills and make sure your children are growing in those areas.

Furphy – it is an Australian word

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