I am very thankful for all my visitors to Live life with my Kids – but especially to those who keep coming back, to those who leave comments and send me emails.  To you ladies (and some men) I thank you, it is your words of encouragement that keep me sharing my thoughts here in this blog.

I guess everyone shares ‘top 10 blog posts’ at the end of each year – and I’m no different.  Some of these posts surprised me, some I knew touched the heart of where my readers were at.  So if you missed any of these posts throughout the year – I hope your heart is encouraged, and your motivation is strengthened to live life with your kids – in an intentional and relational way!

How we give instructions is one way to help our easily distracted child.

1—Giving Instructions to the Easily Distracted Child:   How we give instructions is one way to help our easily distracted child.

The purpose of a consequence is to teach our child why and how to do the right thing.

2—Think Before Giving a Consequence:  The purpose of a consequence is to teach our child why and how to do the right thing so we must think before we act.

Habits reflect your values. When you practice these 10 habits you will build a strong marriage.

3—Practice these 10 Habits and Build a Strong Marriage:  Habits reflect your values. When you practice these 10 habits you will build a strong marriage.

I use Google Calendar as the basis for my homemakers binder - a digital version.

4—How I use Google Calendar for my Digital Homemaker’s Binder: I have discovered Google Calendar as a way to make a digital homemaker’s binder – no more heavy binder to carry, and no more pieces of paper to print off!

Parenting the strong willed child is about capturing their heart - just like any other child.

5—Capturing the Heart of a Strong Willed Child:  Parenting the strong willed child is about capturing their heart – just like any other child.

Our homeschool afternoons were spent in delight directed productivity - a time where the kids chose what activities they spent their time on.

6—5 Ways to Encourage your Kid’s Unique Talents: Each child has unique talents, abilities and interests – it is the parents job to help discover and encourage those skills to grow.

Character is not a head-knowledge thing – it is a life of making wise choices and chore time gives our children an opportunity to make those choices, and grow in character.

7—Chores teach our Kids Character: Character is not head-knowledge; it is a life of making wise choices. Chore time gives children an opportunity to make those choices: to grow in character.

When I know my goals I can start organising my week to meet those goals instead of just following someone else's' system.

8—Organising my Week to Meet my Goals: When I know my goals I can start organising my week to meet those goals instead of just following someone else’s system.

Teaching our children to work hard is an important part of preparing them for their future but how do we do it when we don't know what their future is?

9—How to Teach your Children to Work Hard:  Teaching our children to work hard is an important part of preparing them for their future but how do we do it when we don’t know what their future is?

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.

10—How to Deal with Inappropriate Verbal 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.

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

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

 

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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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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. 


Weekly Heart Boost emails with practical and encouraging ideas to be heart focused in all areas of family life.

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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

 

Free email course

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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

ATTEND LIVE : 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.

 

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.

 

Replay available from 6th May until 16th May 2021

 

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Raising Kids with Character

WAITLIST

 

The Raising Kids with Character parenting workshop will be offered again this year - details yet to be confirmed.  Join the waitlist so you don't miss out. 

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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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