About Me

South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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01 March 2009

A post for us parents ...

Raising my 2 little girls, I am always scrounging around for some great parenting tips. Here are 4 tips I read this morning that make so much sense!!

"Parenting is not a call to be perfect - just to be real."

1) Learn together: intentionally look for things you can do together - read the books they love, watch movies you can both enjoy ... in essence, take notice of the things that interest them and find ways to share their interests.

2) Listen, listen ... LISTEN: Before you tell your child what to do or get angry with him/her, ask them to help you understand what makes them behave that way.

3) Live out your values: Modelling is the best teacher of all. You opinion about your child does matter to him/her. 

4) Love unconditionally and tell your child so, even if you don't like the way your child is acting or the choices he's making. Make your home - and you - a safe place. 

(taken from the book "Questions kids ask about sex: honest answers for every age")




Joyful Mom said...

Ha---That's just the book I need :) In light of recent discussions in our home, I'll take all the advice I can get!
Thanks for sharing my friend.
Oh how I would love coffee and a chat.

Janine Robinson said...

It is so brilliant my friend!! You totally should get your hands on a copy. I'm only a few chapters in, and so far so good. Your blog put me into quick action to get all the answers ready - ha ha ha ...