Parenting

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Parenting Toolbox - Easy to use resources to help you on your parenting journey
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Dashing from one wall of the house to another, I press myself flat and check all the window shades. They’re all down, no cracks visible. I stand totally still, craning to hear any outside noises. All...
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Jan sipped her coffee and looked across the breakfast table at her husband. John was reading the newspaper as he’d done every morning for the past 28 years – nothing different – yet Jan felt...
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In the midst of my own midlife marriage crisis, I began trying to peel back the layers of misunderstanding and pain to examine what went wrong. I realised that working through midlife marriage was...
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One dreary Tuesday night, I insisted my husband and I go to a decidedly non-local drugstore to buy a pregnancy test. There I was, perusing the sexual-wellness aisle, feeling inexperienced and awkward...
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Most children are ready to be potty trained between 18 months old and their third birthday. What about your child? Girls are often ready before boys and tend to learn more quickly. While starting too...
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Is your child Bob the Builder or Dora the Explorer? Here's your chance to find out your toddler's play style. It's no secret. Toddlers love to play – with friends, with family members, and with toys...
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What is our role, and responsibility, as Christians when we see others being bullied on our school campus? What is it that stops us from standing up for others when we see cruelty happening in our...
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Good behaviour from children makes parents happy. But children often don’t behave the way we’d like them to because they need our help. You might have found yourself in situations such as these:...
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“I want a glass of water!” Most of us could write a book about bedtime excuses. With our own energy levels dragging, those stall tactics aren’t usually met with smiles. Staying up too late can have...
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When it comes to getting your kids to help with chores around the house, it's critical to consider the age of the child. At first, very young children are going to need lots of direction and specific...
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For Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Make the bed Draw a quilt with 30 patches. Each time your child makes her bed, let her colour a patch. The goal is to complete the quilt. In the same way, you...
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What chores are important for your children to learn, and what are they capable of doing? First, recognise the difference between a chore (an ongoing task that benefits the household) and a life...