Parenting

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Pardon me while I brag a bit about my grandchildren. Why, they’re the cutest, smartest, most adorable kids! Did I mention they’re especially talented? And clever? And have I told you how our youngest...
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Emily awoke at 2 a.m. after hearing a noise downstairs. Nervously pulling back the blanket, she slipped quietly out of her room toward the mysterious sound. Anxiety turned into anger as she...
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The term family violence refers to violent or abusive behaviour in the home directed toward one or more persons. In Australia, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (2005) Personal Safety Survey found...
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Family is where your heart is....... What do you think when you hear the word "family''? Family can envisage many different experiences and emotions. Some pleasant, but for some, it is the opposite...
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Jo and Derek Bradshaw went through some enormous challenges in their marriage. First were Derek’s major health issues and then were the subsequent difficulties of trying to have children. Derek and...
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Is your child the life of the party, or more serene? A determined leader? A perfectionist? You’ll learn, from Hettie Brittz, the four main personality types of children, how God has uniquely designed...
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God has uniquely designed your child. From Hettie Brittz you’ll learn about the four main personality types of children, and how you can better nurture, communicate and discipline your child based on...
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Sure, nothing says "Happy Mother's Day" like elbow macaroni glued to construction paper. But how many of these macaroni cards does one mum need? Dads, it's time for us to up our game. With a little...
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My husband, Stan, was just seven months old when his dad died, and his mother never remarried. I have often wondered, How did Stan learn to be such a good father to our two sons? While a mother’s...
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I revved the engine of the minivan, anxious to get home. Ethan, then a preschooler, was telling me in no uncertain terms, "I have to go number two!" My nap-deprived 2-year-old daughter was getting...
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All I asked for was some help planting flowers in the pots and flower beds in our yard, I ruminated. This was my honest answer to their question about what I wanted for Mother's Day. It seemed simple...
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It takes childlike faith to be a mum. A young mother, Erin Hawley, shares about transitioning from a full-time career to primarily staying at home with her two boys and the priceless spiritual...