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3 Things That Determine Your Family’s Culture

The culture of your family will be based on 3 things: What you allow What you don’t allow What you demonstrate/how you live your life I know what you’re thinking: that is way too simple, and way too obvious. Yes! Just the way I like things. At least when things are simple, I can pretend to understand most of them. Although these 3 elements are simple and seem obvious, the number ...

By |2022-10-18T17:50:13+10:00October 18th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Culture: Constantly Talked About – Not Often Thought About

It’s become one of the major focuses for business in the last few years. Sports teams are constantly talking about it and whenever there are issues in society, it becomes a major focus. So what about the family? The basic building block of a strong society? It’s interesting that the majority of us have never given it a second thought. It is possible to have the family you want -- the ...

By |2022-09-17T08:38:01+10:00September 19th, 2022|FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Never Apologise for Being a Dad

Generally speaking, learning the fine art of apologising is a life skill we all must learn. The health of our relationships pivots on humility, as much as they do honesty. Child therapist Meri Wallace, writing in Psychology Today, echoed this sentiment, stating that an apology is a sign of strength, not weakness. ‘It shows,’ Wallace affirmed, ‘that mums and dads care enough to take responsibility for their negative actions and make ...

By |2022-09-16T12:59:22+10:00September 16th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Making a Change for the Better

Change is difficult. It can also be complicated. Despite our best intentions, sustained change often eludes us. We’ve had many spouses tell us that their husband or wife promised to change, and things were good for a while, but then there was a relapse. Their good intentions were not enough to sustain their energy for change. So what can we do when we really need a change to stick? What needs ...

By |2022-08-20T16:41:02+10:00August 20th, 2022|FAITH, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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The Art of Apology

Have you ever experienced the situation when someone has apologised but, while the words were said it lacked something, making it difficult for you to accept it? Sadly, most of us are not as good at apologising as we need to be. We think that it’s obvious, should just be instinctual, or that our love should somehow make it magically work. Well, it isn’t obvious, and it is not instinctual. We ...

By |2022-08-12T10:30:09+10:00August 12th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Discover Your Unique Love Profile

How do you and your spouse prefer to receive love, and what makes you feel unloved? Here is a quick list to help you boost the quality of your marriage by better understanding one another. Do you know your love needs and love busters? Do the quiz below to determine your top five love needs and worst three love busters. Love Need: A behaviour or gesture which communicates love to you ...

By |2022-05-27T20:26:11+10:00May 27th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Dad-Life Hacks for Raising a Strong-Willed Child

Parenting a strong-willed child can be challenging, but with various techniques, it can be very rewarding. Channel their energy into productive activities, and communicate clearly with them to achieve mutual goals. I’ll begin by saying: I love my strong-willed child. She’s full of light, is daring, boisterous, spirited, and loud. Strong-willed children, as defined by Psychology Today, are children ‘who are stubborn and always have to get their way.’ Writing for ...

By |2022-04-01T18:06:49+10:00April 1st, 2022|Children, Dads, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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What Guide Dog Training Taught Me About Raising Kids – Lesson 2: Consistency

Consistency is crucial in training both pups and kids to develop good habits and reach their full potential, as guide dogs and as human beings. Let me kick this article off by introducing the first pup we raised. His name was Lennox and he was a Golden Retriever. He was a lovable caring boy, who loved having his photo taken and literally going out of his way to smell the flowers ...

By |2022-02-18T18:19:16+10:00February 18th, 2022|Children, FAITH, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Supporting Your Child Through a Trauma

Loss and grief are naturally part and parcel of our finite lives. This does not make it any easier. How can we teach our children to handle the pain? When my father passed away suddenly, I was quickly forced to understand how a traumatic event can tip a family upsidedown. Not only was I coming to a place of living with my own grief -- I also had to be a ...

By |2021-12-15T09:05:55+10:00December 13th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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10 Reasons Why Dads Should Read to Their Children

Dr. Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This famous children’s book author was certainly across his subject. Here are 10 good reasons why you should read to your children. Hopefully you are inspired. 1. Dads Bring Something Special to the Reading Equation. Harvard-trained Dr Elisabeth Duursma said, “In most families, mothers are the ones ...

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