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Here are some of the things that I’ve read over the last few weeks – these posts often inspire conversation in our family:

Following on from my newsletter a few weeks ago Time to Think about Christmas, our family has talked about how we want to celebrate and make Christmas meaningful as older kids/teens/young adults.  My eyes caught this post 10 Creative ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season with your Teens .  Some fun ideas to think about there as we recreate some of our ‘traditions’ and make them more appropriate for our family as we are today.

Why Switchfoot won’t sing Christian songs:  Though I have never heard of Switchfoot (and maybe I should have???)  their response struck a chord with me, and it is something we have talked about a lot in our family.  What makes something Christian?  Christian music, art, writing, story?  etc….  I want to encourage my kids to be creative, do the things they want to do without labelling it ‘Christian’ and yet always giving glory to God.  And I think I’d like to hear their music!!

I love this tree!  I know this is an Advent calendar but I could be happy with a simple tree like that (one day).

I’m printing this poster out – 6 Types of Questions your Student needs to know about – so that we can be aware of these things in our family conversations. I have issues with Socrates in that he didn’t bring things down to an ultimate truth (which we know comes from God’s Word) but his method of questioning is central to thinking deeply.

I read this article a few weeks ago, and the challenge still goes around in my head:  how can I be aware of supporting and encouraging those who are hurting on the inside, when the hurt or need isn’t as obvious as a new baby or physical illness.   Families dealing with Mental Illness need Support too.

And for those not on Facebook, here’s a photo of our family after we decorated our tree, and one of our new dog…

We put the shoes up on the box so Bandit can’t get to them, then he chooses to sleep up there and pushes the shoes off!! Puppies are lots of fun.

We always have crazy fun putting up the Christmas tree – this year we chose to have a sedate family photo taken!!

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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

 

But there is a way to make this a rich learning and bonding family time.  This Guide includes tips, planning worksheet, and discussion prompts.  

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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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Download Parenting Poster

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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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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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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

 

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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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Connecting everyday living with the Word of God

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

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