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How can I help my child deal with rejection?

Rejection is part of this world system and almost inevitable. 

Everyone experiences it but learning to deal with it and work through it early might be helpful. 

As a young girl, I grew up feeling a little bit rejected because I was perceived as weird. I was a completely left handed girl, wearing braces on my teeth with gums that are beautifully dark and I wore glasses. ( proper geek mode eh?)

Sharing my experiences wasn’t  always easy and possible because I went to boarding school.

I learnt to come to grips with the fact that not every person is your person. You were not created to be in every circle. As a result of my fair share of childhood rejection, I learnt quickly that one shouldn’t linger in places where one is tolerated. People who genuinely love you will not do that. 

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Parenting a strong-willed child

Battle of wills. Strong opinions, not afraid to voice them, sometimes argumentative, wants to have his or her every time?

This is your typical strong-willed child. Full of life never backs down. 

It can sometimes seem quite challenging navigating your parenting journey around this type of child. 

I have included a link to a document and specific prayers to pray over your strong-willed child. I’m on this journey myself and this helps me. 

Click here to find the steps on parenting a strong-willed child 

Click here for prayers and confessions over your child.  Read more “Parenting a strong-willed child”

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SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

Personality or Attitude      

I think there’s a fine line between these two. However,  it is not an illegible line to those who chose to look for it. Temperament, make-up, nature are a few synonyms of the the word personality; The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character as defined by oxforddictionaries.com.  

While Attitude ( Manner,frame of mind,)  is defined as a settled way of thinking or feeling about something.  

How can we tell the difference between these two as we support our children’s development into well-rounded, positive, successful, world-changing adults?   

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Copy of you

How long has it been? I have missed sharing with you.

Recently I sat wondering about the Parent-Child relationship in respect to temperaments and dispositions.

I discovered that as unique as each child in a home is, he or she takes on a similar temperament or disposition to one or maybe both parents. Also, the parent whom this child emulates and the child in question sometimes seem to never get along. As it was in my case while growing up.

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You, Me & Integrity

 

A person’s possessions and belongings comprise   tangible and intangible things. The ‘touch and feel’ things are acquired and achieved through pursuit and hard work. The intangible things are inherently endowed and striven towards by a different focus; a focus that is more towards the REAL things that make up character- (the real person).  
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Making the Right Choices…

I came across this quote recently, ‘’Do something today that your future self will thank you for’’ and it got me thinking about the choices I have made in my Life. Some good, some very good and others not nice at all- don’t ask me. I won’t ask you about yours.

In retrospect, I had the opportunity to pick one or the other, make one decision or the other. I don’t think all the choices you or I have made were shoved down our throats.

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Respect??

My children don’t like me very much. I know that but it’s alright. They’ll come round when they’re past 18″. These were the words of a mother of three boys who had a firm grip on her children. She said this to another set of parents who were asking for help with parenting their two tween children.  ‘We have tried being their buddies but it seems to backfire nine out of ten times’. They were genuinely not sure what to do and asked for the opinion of this firm mother with flushed and embarrassed faces. They said they noticed her children seemed to respect her.

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Fruits that keep giving

It’s a been a minute since I last wrote to you. But I’m glad I am able to do that now. I hope you have been well.

I thought to share what I have written below with you. I hope you enjoy it.


Fruits are always evident in the lives of people.  Therefore, whatever seed we sow as parents will be more evident and publicly displayed in the lives of our children.

So, I have been toying with the idea of a contrast between raising/rearing and training children. Read more “Fruits that keep giving”