Parenting

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When our youngest daughter, Alisa, was 3, she developed an intense fear of crossing streets. Even with no cars in sight, she would tearfully beg to be carried to the other side. I was glad she was...
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It’s one thing to deal with normal life stress. Add in a pandemic, interruption of school and work, and loss of income, and the effects of crisis and trauma aren’t far behind. Trauma can be summed up...
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A growing number of parents are concerned about the obsession their kids have with online games. Like many parents, we resisted buying video games for our children for some time. But when a friend...
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Our western culture is in the throes of concern over the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. As I write, people are purchasing household items and food at alarming rates, leaving store shelves empty of...
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What would it take to bring your family a little closer? Brett Ryan spoke on this topic at Northreach Community church in Townsville. It contains practical tips and biblical truths on how to bring...
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I once chatted with a 36-year-old man on the Internet who asked if I would like to see his requirements for a mate and marriage. “Sure‚” I typed. “Send them over.” His request was curious, but I was...
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Nine hundred and thirty-six. That’s how many weeks there are from birth to 18 years old. Eryn Lynum shares about the importance of cherishing each day with your children, as she drops a penny in a...
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Social distancing has a dark side. As COVID-19 strengthens its grip on the world, people are encouraged to isolate themselves to avoid contracting the virus. For many families and couples, the most...
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Crisis: A time of great danger or trouble. Control: To have the power of ruling, managing or guiding. Whenever I hear the words crisis control, I instantly think of a reaction to a really bad...
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When COVID-19 (coronavirus) first ramped up, two weeks at home with my husband and kids sounded exciting, cozy — a great way to reconnect. But now that the timeline is extending, it just seems like...
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Think about all the transitions that boys make from toddler to teenager. As a mum, it’s hard to let go of one growth phase and move on to the next. But, when you’re raising boys, it’s essential - not...
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A young boy is usually pretty easy to wrangle, but what happens when his wild side shows up? As a new mum, you may want to throw in the towel. But there’s a reason to stick it out. As he matures, you...