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The Five Pillars of Balance: Parents Edition

What is a balanced child? A balanced child is one whose parents are paying careful attention to the five pillars of balance namely, spiritual, mental, physical, emotional, and relational. This does not mean that you have all the answers or have it all down pat. It is the application of the five pillars of balance in order to produce a well-rounded child who is a joy to himself/herself, her parents and the community at large.
 
 
So, when it comes to […]

LIFE IN BALANCE- Raising Confident Children Part 2

Continuing from part 1
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Raising Confident children
6. Ground them in your core values: Your children should be brought up to live by your principles. Your beliefs about life, about God, about the world around you, about how to treat people, should be their guiding principles. That way, they have something to fall back on, if and when the world becomes perplexing. Without guiding principles, they will lose confidence very quickly. My husband and I raise our children by Christian principles, […]

LIFE IN BALANCE- Raising confident children Part 1

Raising Confident Children
Confidence is a state of being free from doubt and sure of oneself. Usually when we think of confident people we think of people who are bold, sometimes loud. We may think of extraverts. Confidence, however has nothing to do with this. There are loud people who are insecure and introverts who are confident.
Raising a confident child is about raising a child who is sure about who he is, secure in the love of God and […]

LIFE IN BALANCE- Raising disciplined children

Popular media glamorizes unruly children who rule the roost at home, running rings round their parents, while the dim-witted dad and the pretty-but-crazy mom don’t have a clue. Just watch the average sitcom and this is a recurring theme. That is not real life. The adults and the children acting those parts are clearly disciplined enough to come to work everyday, practice their lines and parts, and deliver a convincing performance!
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RAISING A GENIUS-Helping your children exercise their learning potential

This is really not about geniuses at all, but about helping your little one be all they can be and develop a lifelong love for learning. Babies are not dumb little creatures, they are capable of absorbing vast amounts of information with ease. These tips apply mainly to babies and preschoolers, although there are applications in older children too.
1. Start early: Talk to your baby while he is in the womb. Sing to your baby, start reading to […]

LIFE IN BALANCE- Modeling

Modeling?
Just stay with me.
Modeling is the act of representing something or the representation of something. To model is to create a representation or model of.
Are you still there?
Good.
Now, modeling, when it comes to parenting is the art of presenting to your children those behaviors, habits and deeds that you want them to take up.
A good number of people do not realize how important it is to be the person you want your children to be. The Bible says […]

Why Modeling Is Vital To Your Child’s Future

Modeling?
Just stay with me.
Modeling is the act of representing something or the representation of something. To model is to create a representation or model of.
Are you still there?
Good.
Now, modeling, when it comes to parenting is the art of presenting to your children those behaviors, habits and deeds that you want them to take up.
A good number of people do not realize how important it is to be the person you want your children to be. The Bible says […]

Hey, I’m the parent! Part 1

                                   Children…what would we do without them?Yet there are times when it is so easy to get bogged down by little details and not see the big picture in terms of doing the right thing by our kids. This is by no mean a thesis on child rearing, and everyday I learn something new, something insightful to help my children navigate the path to adulthood. Here are a few tips.
1.Be consistent:In  consistency lies the power…..the power to create change.Be […]