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This is true for me… I am going to live with a toddler for 31 days in October.  We are respite foster carers for a little girl, and for the month of October we have her full time.  So what better time to write about toddler stuff.  With my kids all growing up having a toddler around certainly changes life and I have had to dig deep to remember those skills that I used to have when we had toddlers around full time.  Because our little girl is a foster child, we won’t be placing photos on this blog – so this won’t be about ‘what we did today’ but rather, what parenting practices, or ideas we lived out throughout these 31 days.

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day 1: Be Intentional

day 2: Parenting Toddler Resources

day 3: The Importance of Routine

day 4: Toys, Toys, Toys

day 5: Camping and other Outings

day 6: My Character – Enthusiasm

day 7: One of those days

day 8: Teach them to Stop

day 9: Obedience and Power Struggles

day 10: No Longer a Baby

day 11: Instructing the Heart of a Toddler

day 12: When they lose the Plot

day 13: My Character – Patience and Tolerance

day 14: Give Instructions and Follow Through

day 15: Pick your Battles

day 16: Time for a Cuddle

day 17: Saying No

day 18: Tantrums

day 19: The Need for Rest

day 20: Toddler’s Social Skills

day 21: My Character – Diligence 

day 22: Start to Teach Chores

day 23: Talking, Talking, Talking

day 24: Every Child is Different

day 25: Parenting with Grace and Understanding

day 26: Respecting my Stuff

day 27: Enjoy your Toddler

day 28: Don’t Compare

day 29: Teaching Manners

day 30:

day 31:

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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

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When family relationships get tense - look for the niggles.

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Think before you React

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Be Intentional in the Teen Years

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