Last week I shared my top 5 popular blog posts for 2014, today I share my personal favourites.  I hope you take the time over the coming week and have a read.

 

My personal top 5 (I chose these because I think they are helpful, relevant and reflect aspects of my life)

graduate homeschool highschool ID-100249317 (1)5 Basic Skills for Graduation (from Homeschool Highschool):  Naomi has finished year 12 this year, I wrote this mid year as I reflected on what I really wanted her to achieve in her final homeschool year.

gifted child homeschool ID-100232696 (2)Why I held back my Gifted Child:  A bit of a play on words, but still, a part of our journey.

stand up for yourself assertiveStand up for yourself; Teach your kids to be Assertive:  There is a fine balance between considering the other person and standing up for yourself at the right times.  It is something we need to teach our kids.

hubby works away from homeDealing with Life when Hubby Works Away: Once again, this was a blog post that drew on our own personal experience and journey.  Pete does work away from home a lot, and we’ve learnt ways to make family life still work.

our home - homemakerBeing a Homemaker:  The finer art of homemaking have often been laid aside for the purpose of teaching my kids life skills, and getting on with a very busy life.  As I come into a different season of life (as my kids grow up) I have more time to reconsider the art of homemaking.  First of all, I want to make sure I understand my definition of being a homemaker.

 

Thank you for being a part of my blog.  Thank you for the notes and other feedback that is sent.  I am encouraged each time I hear from a reader.

One of the things I am working on for 2015 is to upgrade my blog  – to merge my website and my blog together and to give it a bit more modern image.   Since my blog comes second to my family life, and my life in Kununurra – this will happen when it happens.  In the meantime, I hope to blog at least once a week here – please drop me a line if there is anything in particular you would like me to write about.

 

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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

 

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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Download yourCharacter Certificates

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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Download your Cheat Sheet

 

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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Be Intentional

 

To be an intentional parent means you need to know what you want for your family, and think about how you are going to get there. 

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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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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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Daily emails  (6 days) to help you walk towards being a heart focused homeschool family!

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Find ways to Re-engage your Student

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Stay Heart Focused

 

When you parent the heart, the tone of your family will change. 


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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

 

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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

Download: One Another Verses pdf

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

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Connecting everyday living with the Word of God

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Sharing my Homeschool Belief File

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