Category Archives: Children

‘I WANT THEM TO BE HAPPY’

I have a friend who is a narrative therapist. I met her when my children were still very young and over the years I have phoned her up and cried “HELP!” On one particular day she listened to me ramble … Continue reading

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HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET…

(Please note: names have been changed to toddler and child and children to protect their identities!!) This morning I came across a journal entry that I had written more than a decade ago. I had written about a week in … Continue reading

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THE THREE GREATEST GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD

The greatest gift you can give your child is a knowledge of God. There is no greater gift. In order to be able to give this gift to your child you, yourself, must first have a relationship with the living … Continue reading

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THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING A MOTHER

One of the hardest things for me as a mother is the fact that I sometimes struggle to not allow my children’s attitudes to rob me of my own joy of living. Their times of moodiness, their fighting, their lack of showing … Continue reading

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HOW EASILY WE FALL FROM GRACE IN OUR CHILDRENS EYES

I am, and always have been, a firm believer in the following verse “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in … Continue reading

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PRIMARY SCHOOL!! Some pointers to making it less stressful and more successful

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TEACH YOUR CHILD MANNERS It is the teacher’s responsibility to re-enforce those manners YOU ARE YOUR CHILD’S PARENT, YOU ARE NOT THEIR FRIEND. You need to discipline and disciple your child, care and nurture your … Continue reading

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PARENTING – A THANKLESS JOB!

This morning after I had dropped my children off at school the thought crossed my mind that “sometimes it is quite a thankless job being a parent”. God immediately replied “Tell me about it Noel. I totally agree with you! … Continue reading

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