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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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.
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.
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.
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