Stay Heart FocusedGet a weekly boost
Every week I write an email to encourage parents to stay intentional and relational: short reminders to keep on going in your family. I’d love to stay in touch!
The journey is different for each of our children –
but the destination is moral maturity & self governance.
What does it mean to reach the heart of a child?
Heart focus parenting deals with our child’s belief system, character, and passions.
The heart is the place where we process and hold our beliefs, values and virtues – which in turn affect our choices, our actions, attitude and will. The Bible says – out of the heart flows all of life. What a privilege to teach, encourage, train our children’s hearts. That being said – our influence will come as we live true to our own convictions and passions.
Each week will encourage you to:
Parent the heart, not behaviour
Build lasting relationships with each child
Celebrate being a family - and do it well
Be intentional in every area of your family life
My Heart for Your Family
Though our years of directive parenting are over, my hearts desire is to continue to encourage you as you walk your journey of parenting. Be it in the areas of faith or character, parenting, homeschooling, marriage or homemaking – I believe that your relationship with God is central to you and your family flourishing. I have been writing, teaching and speaking for over 20 years now and my heart message has not changed. I want to help parents to be confident in raising their children, to know what they want for their kids and how they are going to get there. I dearly want families to be built on strong relationships because I know that is what will get you through in the long run.
When we focus on the child’s heart
we do change behaviour.
Emails I receive back say:
“Thank you for the provoking thought rambling. This often made me think a lot more than reading a thick book, short enough to challenge me and apply it straight away. Thanks!” W.L.
“Your topic today was so helpful!! Thank you so much for all that you share on your blog it has been a great blessing in my life.” A.S.