08 December 2014
What are you expecting this Christmas? Like any other day of the year, we actually have very little control of the final outplaying of Christmas day. And the God who’s in control seems to like surprises.
24 November 2014
We just got back from a weekend away in the bush (no internet, and hence the late blog post). We had fun exploring a new corner of our country together and meeting some truly lovely people. And Matt and I are refreshed but also kind of exhausted.
10 November 2014
In the running around of every day life as a mum it is easy to feel like our lives are being weighed down by the constancy of everyone else’s needs.
27 October 2014
For our husbands; our kids; our friends; and our families.
06 October 2014
When you play games with your kids, are you a winner or a loser?
As parents, we often play board games with our kids. We usually fall into two groups – those who let their children win and those who don’t. Parents who are very competitive, which includes most dads, love to win. Victory is essential – but there are the other parents who will bend the rules a bot to enable their kids to win. So what’s the best for our kids?
Actually, when kids play games, they need to learn how to play fairly and be gracious losers. They don’t learn these lessons if you let them win every time. So go ahead and make them beat you. Of course, don’t gloat when you win. Help your child during the game and teach them strategies for victory. Making them learn how to follow the rules and defeat you fairly will not only create stronger players, but give them a real sense of accomplishment when they finally whip you.
For more helpful family advice visit www.families.org.au