Sunday 29 Aug 2021 · Parenting
Here are some tips to make things go smoother, learned over many years of extensive shopping, with multiple children, in public places!
Sunday 8 Aug 2021 · Parenting
Studies suggest pretty clearly that there is a right way to parent - authoritatively with a big emphasis on autonomy support rather than control.
Thursday 3 Jun 2021 · Parenting
Many parents hold the belief that if we don’t discipline our children, they’ll grow up to be out of control, but spanking is not discipline.
Thursday 5 Jul 2018 · Lifestyle
It’s somehow strange that we should have to exercise discipline and self-control to do the things that make us feel most alive but sadly it’s true.
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Monday 4 Jun 2018 · Parenting
Depending on which research you read, about 70-80% of Aussie parents admit to smacking their kids. Some do so quite proudly. Are those who champion smacking onto something or is it doing more harm than good?
Thursday 24 May 2018 · Parenting
Most people, regardless of their baseline level of self-control, can be taught to exercise greater control.
Thursday 12 Apr 2018 · Parenting
When something requires willpower, many children give up, get distracted, or refuse to do as they’re asked. New research suggests a fun way to help us get stuff done with our kids called the “Batman Effect”.
Friday 6 Apr 2018 · Parenting
Ironically, it’s when we stop throwing our authority around and focus instead on building our relationship with our children that they begin to feel safe. We become trustworthy and our influence grows.
Tuesday 20 Mar 2018 · Parenting
I asked, “How did Abbie feel when you did that?” Her reply: “Sad”. I asked, “What is the best way to help her feel good?”
Tuesday 12 Dec 2017 · Faith
Learning to ignore distraction and 'circle up' is essential to finding perspective and peace, and being able to focus on what is really important.
Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 · Parenting
Disciplining your child is hard work, but you can do it in a God-centered, grace-based way!
Friday 23 Jun 2017 · Focus On The Family
Author: Lisa Brock| Focus On The Family. “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.