As the year comes to an end let me take the opportunity to thank you for your support.  This year I have been blogging for ten years and some of you have been with me for that whole time!   Since I started blogging social media has been added to the mix and I have tried to get my head around using Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.  Thank you for sharing on these platforms throughout the year.

And now for the 10 posts that have been read the most – maybe one of these was a favourite of yours sometime through the year, or maybe you never actually saw it first time round. These posts cover topics from toddlers to teenagers, family life and homeschooling – may you find something to help you build a strong family.

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10 things we did as intentional parents that have shaped who we are today.

These ten things obviously reflect the things that we want for our children – your ten things may differ.

But the key is to ask yourself what do you want for your family, and how are you going to get there?

Parenting teens with bedtimes and curfews doesn’t actually help us reach our goals.

Our teens need to grow strong social, emotional and moral muscle for themselves – make sure we don’t short change them by our rules.

Parenting teens with bedtimes and curfews doesn't actually help us reach our goals.
My homeschool curriculum recommendations based on my best choices over the years.

Over the years of homeschooling I’ve chosen many different resources – here are my favourites.

In our desire to teach our kids to be responsible there are 10 things that subtly slip in that actually lead to irresponsibility.

In our desire to teach our kids to be responsible there are 10 things that subtly slip in that actually lead to irresponsibility.
In our desire to teach our kids to be responsible there are 10 things that subtly slip in that actually lead to irresponsibility.

As our children grow older our parenting needs to change.

Here are ten tips that will help you build a relationship with your teen and yet still be the parent.

Parents – don’t settle for normal. Just because everyone says your kids go through this particular stage, don’t let that define what you want your children to be like.  You don’t have to ignore it or be afraid of it.

Parents - don't settle for normal. Just because everyone says your kids go through this stage, don't let that define what you want your children to be like.
The way our children communicate is an insight into their heart - we can teach and train their verbal behaviour as much as their physical behaviour.

The way our children communicate is an insight into their heart – we can teach and train their verbal behaviour as much as their physical behaviour.  But first we need to read their heart properly.

Homeschooling through the eyes of the student – an interview with my kids.

I asked my kids a series of questions to get them to reflect on their homeschooling years.  I enjoyed their answers – I hope you will too.

Homeschooling through the eyes of the student - an interview with my kids.
Our kids messy bedrooms can be a point of conflict, especially as the kids grow older - or we can accept it as a training process.

Our kids messy bedrooms can be a point of conflict, especially as the kids grow older – or we can accept it as a training process.

When my toddler gets angry I need to know they are struggling to handle life around them and I need to have the attitude that it is my role to help them find their self-control

When my toddler get angry I need to know they are struggling to handle life around them.
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10 most read blog posts for 2015 - thank you for your support throughout the year.
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 Character 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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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

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

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Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

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

 

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Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

 

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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Print it out and use to teach the hearts of your kids.

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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

Download this checklist and stir your child's curiosity

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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

Replay available until 16th May 2021

 

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Raising Kids with Character

REPLAY OPTION : FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP

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.

 

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Raising Kids with Character

WAITLIST

 

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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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