Welcome! We are glad to have you with us!
We’re excited to bring you our first Series called RAISING BOYS.
Taken from experience, studying larger families and a small mountain of books, this series aims to give you gems of wisdom on how to raise your son(s) in the most awesome way that leaves him grounded & great, and you sane. 😉
We hope you’ll enjoy it and take something great from our series each week.
Week 1: Connecting Effectively With Your Son
If your days are anything like mine, they’re filled with busyness and noise! There’s washing, dishes, homeschooling and cooking to be done and I find myself busy almost the entire day with just those things. I’ll take a step back at the end of the day and sometimes realise that I’ve lost that connection with my son. Continue Reading Here.
Week 4: That Tricky Thing Called Testosterone!
I once read an article on testosterone, that forever changed how I understand my boys. Well, my oldest son, and my husband. It will definitely help with my three month old son too, as he grows up. Continue reading…
Week 5: Tips & Tools For Teaching Boys
Teaching boys can be a tricky thing.. they are energetic, battle to focus sometimes, and are completely different to girls. Here are some awesome tools I’ve come across that may be helpful! Continue reading…
Week 6: The 3 A’s Your Son Will Love Receiving
I find, on busy days, that the more time I spend ‘maintaining chaos’ in the home – laundry, sweeping, cooking, tidying etc. and the less time I spend with my son, the more he begins to run wild and play up. Continue reading…
Week 7: 6 Ways To Build Your Son’s Confidence
How do we build up confidence in our son(s)? How do we protect them from the subtle, constant attack on esteem that they see, hear and read everywhere, and focus on their strengths and on building them up? Continue reading…
Week 8: 5 Stages of Mommy Burnout
Raising boys is no easy task. They’re energetic, restless, boisterous; they fight, wrestle, test boundaries and require our protection, direction and affection every day, many times a day. Continue reading…
Week 9: 5 Areas To Pray Into In Your Son’s Life
Praying for your son can be daunting at times. You only really, as a mother, have your own life’s experiences, as well as those of close friends, to draw from. Continue reading…
Week 10: Conserving That Competitive Streak
It’s all too easy to get annoyed with boys when they fight and compete and clash, day in and day out. It can turn a home into a war zone. A very loud one! 🙂 Continue reading…
Recommended reading as mentioned in the Raising Boys Series.
- Bringing Up Boys
- Raising Boys: Why Boys Are Different – and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men
- Bringing Up Boys ~ Parent Workbook
- The 5 Love Languages of Children
- Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul
- Your Brain on Childhood: The Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms, and the Minivan
- Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children
- Building Confidence in Your Child
- Parenting Isn’t for Cowards: The ‘You Can Do It’ Guide for Hassled Parents from America’s Best-Loved Family Advocate
- The Power of a Praying® Parent (Power of Praying)