Tag Archives: parenting

On God our Father

My baby turns 10 months old today. He has been walking, unsteadily, for about a week. He was taking 2 or 3 steps for a couple of weeks before that. Last Tuesday evening, I saw a change in his thinking. … Continue reading

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Myth Busting 10: Newborns can’t smile

My third child, now 9 months old, was not very happy about being born. It was a lovely calm home birth in water. According to the ‘rules’ he should have been calm, staring into my eyes with fascination and then, … Continue reading

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Spare the Rod – Harper’s Bazar (1867)

From the November 23. 1867 edition of Harper’s Bazar, pg. 50: Spare the Rod “Spare the rod, and spoil the child,” says Solomon, which the severe interpret to mean literally the laying on of the birch, the rattan, and the … Continue reading

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Myth Busting 8: Breaking a lamb’s leg

Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear him. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Then Jesus told them this parable: Suppose one of … Continue reading

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Myth Busting 7: You must hate your parents!

A while back, someone made the following comment: How people, who should know better, who where raised in serious christian families, try to construct their life into being a victim of their ‘bad’ or ‘afouled’ parents and their ‘bad’ view … Continue reading

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Husband vs. Children?

This post is a mini-carnival post – please check out this post for another take on this topic 🙂 There seems to be a pervasive idea in the Christian community that the husband’s needs should come before the children’s needs. … Continue reading

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Dealing With Anger

Michelle asked for tips on controlling our tempers. This is an area I struggle in a lot, and I don’t really feel qualified to answer the question, as I fail so often. But I have improved a little over the … Continue reading

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Writing Home… part one

Have you heard the saying, ‘act in haste; repent at leisure’? While it had been good for ‘me’ to get all of my huge emotions out on paper, the exercise had not resulted in anything action-worthy. I guess I have … Continue reading

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Myth Busting 2: ‘Pick your battles’

In my opinion, ‘pick your battles’ is one of the better pieces of ‘standard’ advice given to new parents. It discourages the idea that children ought to respond promptly and cheerfully to every parental whim. It allows us to take … Continue reading

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Control

Control.  It is such a little word, yet the implications of it are huge.  There are things in life we can control and things we can’t.  I can control my temper.  I can control the air temperature in my house.  I … Continue reading

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