Talking to children so they actually listen

‘Listen to me!’ A familiar cry that we overhear from a frustrated parent in a busy shopping centre. We want our children to listen to us when we speak to them. We don’t want to have to repeat ourselves. Ideally, we want our kids to get what we ask them to do right – the first time. We want our kids to hear our instructions so they don’t get hurt. 

So, how can we help our kids listen to us? Here are a few suggestions to help your children to listen: Continue reading “Talking to children so they actually listen”

Fostering Hope – Stand Sunday

Our news, airways and social media feeds are filled with coronavirus and restrictions. The world collectively is experiencing a year like never before. Behind the coronavirus news are stories of both hope and sadness. Unfortunately, social isolation, economic hardship, and job loss have led to an increase of domestic violence, abuse and neglect of children. This has lead to an increasing number of children entering out of home care. This is why we are fostering hope through Stand Sunday. Continue reading “Fostering Hope – Stand Sunday”

Choosing the slow lane

I’m sure that we would all agree that 2020 has not turned out the way we expected. It has been challenging for many, with disruption and change seeming to come from every side at times. We have all in some way experienced social isolation and lockdown this year, and for me the time at home brought with it some interesting reflection and changes. We are choosing the slow lane. Continue reading “Choosing the slow lane”