I’m joining in the Ultimate Blog Party for 2012 hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom!  This is a time where I can get to know other bloggers and others Mums can get to know me.

So if you have arrived here from the Ultimate Blog Party – welcome!  Let me introduce my family, my blog and my heart.

My name is Belinda Letchford and I live in the north west of Australia on a small farm, just out from a small town.   My husband flies around to the cattle stations of the north as a vet.  He sees so much of our beautiful outback Australia.   We have four children:  Joshua 18, studying university externally, Jessica 17, taking a gap year to do the things that delight her heart, Naomi 15, and Daniel 12 still homeschooling.

This is my sixth year of blogging – my blog is now called Live life with your Kids!  When I started it was a place for me to process my thinking as we moved from schooling at home to a discipleship model of home learning.  I then began my website: Lifestyle Homescool, though continue to blog as well.  I write on my blog as I think through principles and practices in discipling (mentoring/training) my children.

My heart  for my family (which is then reflected in my blog and website and newsletter) is that they learn to love God and desire His ways, that they love Him with their whole heart, mind and soul.  That is that every passion, desire, character, choice, belief springs out of their love for God.  I am not just teaching them their 3 R’s, History and Science – I am teaching their whole being.

If you’d like to dig deeper into my blog here is a cross section of different posts

Thanks for dropping in.  I hope you’ve left me a comment and if you leave your blog link I’ll come and visit.  After all that is what a party is all about!   If you’d like to visit more blog partiers then pop over to 5 Minutes for Mom and see a listing of all the other bloggers who are joining in with the Ultimate Blog Party!  There are so many different blogs connecting with the party – I’m sure you’ll find some great reading – you may even find a kindred blogger!

Individual Education Planning Worksheets - brainstorming every area of your child's life.

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An Alternative to Chocolate

An Alternative to Chocolate

Not that I have anything against chocolate - but these jelly beans can help your kids share the message of Jesus, his love, death and resurrection at Easter time.  

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Parent Guide: How to make your Family Bible Study Really Work

Family Bible Study is Tricky with all the Different Ages

 

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Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

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Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

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A quick reference to help you discern between a heart attitude and a lack of skill for when your child loses it!

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Three things for parents to pray for in the Moment.

Make God your First Response

Print out this parenting reminder to call out to God in the middle of the moment.

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Download Grow in Character Worksheets

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Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

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Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

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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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When we Respond instead of React we find a way to deal with the heart not just behaviour.

 

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Download Character Lesson Guide

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When family relationships get tense - look for the niggles.

Heart Focused Parenting Resource for the Intentional Parent

 

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Hearts: Heart focus homeschool

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Find ways to Re-engage your Student

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FREE Parenting Worksheet

This worksheet will help you move from addressing behaviour to really parenting the heart, one issue at a time.

 

 

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Become a Better Parent

Personal growth starts with an honest assessment

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Give Effective Consequences

Think before you React

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One Another Verses

Be Intentional in the Teen Years

Use this Cheat Sheet to remind you of how you can love your teen.

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5 prompts to encourage the heart of your child as they learn to respond to God's Word

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Prepare a Heart focused Christmas

 

Free email course

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Blending Life and Lessons - and start your journey of changing your thinking about education.

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Download: One Another Verses pdf

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Download this list of One Another verses and teach your children how to love others.

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Raising Kids with Character

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A bonus for Heart Booster readers:  Learn how to teach character to your kids so that they can live their lives making values-based choices.

 

Live Session:  5th May 2021, 6.30pm AWST

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Raising Kids with Character

REPLAY OPTION : FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP

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Raising Kids with Character

WAITLIST

 

The Raising Kids with Character parenting workshop will be offered again this year - details yet to be confirmed.  Join the waitlist so you don't miss out. 

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Connecting everyday living with the Word of God

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Bonus Reading list

 

Sharing my Homeschool Belief File

Knowing what you believe and why about education and homeschooling helps you make good decisions.

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