Blended Families “It’s a funny thing when you join two families and two houses, you don’t mean to be, but you’re actually really quite threatened about trying to maintain territory. And I think we learned that we both had to give a lot more than 50 percent to make it work.” Parenting can be pretty […]
Chris’s daughter, Rachel, was diagnosed at age three with a rare genetic disorder. After battling against doctors who didn’t believe her and even accused her of mistreating her daughter, Chris developed a fierce determination to trust her own instinct when it came to knowing what was best for Rachel. Listen to Chris as she shares how, as Rachel’s parents, they continue to experience life and joy through Rachel’s eyes.
With 40,000 children in desperate need of care around Australia, foster care organisations around the country seek to provide hope for young and vulnerable children. Listen to Ann, a foster parent, and Margaret, a foster care placement worker with Lutheran Care in South Australia, as they share the unique struggles and joys that come with foster parenting.
Katrina faced her biggest fear at the birth of her second child when she was 23. Listen as Katrina shares how she coped with challenges she didn’t understand. Find out what gave her strength and peace in raising a child with severe disabilities.
“I was at home with four children, homeschooling, a job I have never desired before. Suddenly I was faced with mum I need help, mum I'm hungry, mum I need this, mum I need that, and I'd be standing at the door going
enough already this is too hard.”
Finding ourselves in situations that are not of our choosing can be very stressful and overwhelming. Listen as Jo shares her struggles of home schooling during lockdown. How do you survive the extra challenges thrown at you without feeling like a failure?
Parenting a teenager isn’t easy and we often get it wrong. Listen as we talk with Matthew about father daughter relationships, and how dads try to find the balance between wanting to protect their daughters and empowering them towards independence. What happens when we, inevitably, mess up?
Family life can be tricky at the best of times, let alone through coronavirus restrictions. It can be a struggle, especially when you’re stuck at home all day for days and days. Things aren’t always so great and no family is perfect Listen as Rob Schubert shares how great things can happen through imperfect families.
Talking Openly With Kids There are scores of books for new parents or parents of toddlers, but none of these will prepare you for communicating with your pre-teen on the issues of peer pressure, sex, drugs, violence and death. This booklet offers practical advice on how and when to address these subjects with your children. […]
Raising Your Children With Respect Raising a family is hard work, especially in today’s world. Many external forces reach into our homes and influence our families, but studies still show that children look to their parents for guidnace in the major areas of their lives. In this booklet parents will find helpful tips for building […]
Parenting With Purpose How do you parent with purpose? Order our booklet ‘Parenting with Purpose’ for insight into managing the balance between life and loving and protecting your children the best way possible. Please enter your name and email address below so we can send you a password to download the booklet. Name EmailOrder the […]