Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Family Toolbox Giveaway

Last year I had the amazing opportunity to share with you  The Christian Parenting Handbook resource from National Center for Biblical Parenting. This week I would like to give you the heads up of their latest parenting support resource The Family Toolbox.  (Review coming in October). To celebrate the launch of the wonderful new support product they will be giving away this amazing bundle of goodies.

Please note This giveaway is open internationally to those age 18 and older.

Family Toolbox Giveaway The Family Toolbox is a DVD/video-driven program that brings parents and teens together for constructive dialogue around significant issues of discipleship. Conversation is sparked by engaging video clips. Sixteen Life Success Principles are communicated through eight lessons that give parents and teens biblically-based, practical topics for discussion. The format grabs teens and gets them interacting. The Family Toolbox has 8 lessons. Each one has a 1-2 minute scene of a family living life and experiencing common challenges in their relationships. A discussion guide prompts dialogue between parents and teens and a 10-minute teaching session for parents featuring Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN gives practical tools to use right away. I am excited to be joining with the National Center for Biblical Parenting (NCBP) to bring you a wonderful giveaway to celebrate the release of the Family Toolbox.  The giveaway includes a $50 Amazon Gift Card + a bundle of biblical parenting resources from NCBP, including:

The Christian Parenting Handbook and Companion Guide

The Christian Parenting Handbook contains nuggets of parenting wisdom condensed into 50 short chapters, each one biblical, practical, and relevant for parents of children ages 2-18. Learn appropriate ways to correct, instruct, and set limits. Glean wisdom for dealing with emotions, conflict, and developing closeness in your family… and much more. These 50 strategies provide you with hands-on tools for parenting children of any age.  The Companion Guide is a workbook of 50 lessons along with 50 audio tips to take you through The Christian Parenting Handbook step by step.

Cultivating Responsibility: Parenting Wisdom for Ages 9-12 Years

The later elementary age years are among the greatest times to build responsibility in children. Heart transformation takes place when parents use other tools than behavior modification. Sometimes though, bad attitudes, disrespect, and a lack of cooperation can muddy the waters. You’ll want to learn from the experts how best to navigate these years. Your children are making significant developmental leaps in their cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual growth. Understanding how best to help children through these years is essential.

Family Heart Moments

The Family Heart Moments book is a treasure. Over 70 inspirational true stories from parents who are eager to connect with their children's hearts. The heart is a special place in the life of a child. You don't want to miss it. This book will give you practical ideas for touching your kids in the deepest place.

Family Time Activity for Teens

Teenagers are in an exciting time of life. They're learning a lot about themselves and the world, and they need lots of spiritual guidance. The activities and applications in this book are designed specifically for teens. The object lessons and games are captivating and the biblical lessons are timeless. Walking Billboards, Fear Factor, and Gender Differences, are just a few of the titles. Nineteen lessons are included, all unique and powerful. Make Family Time a regular part of your family's spiritual growth.

Learning About Sex: Love, Sex, and God

In a natural, conversational style, this book answers tough questions that help teens separate sex and love facts from myths. Straight facts on dating, marriage, sex, and sexually transmitted diseases are presented here.

Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining and Bad Attitudes, in You and Your Kids

It affects the way people think, the way they act, and the way they treat others around them. Honor motivates parents to treat children differently. It gives children more constructive ways to interact with their parents. It helps siblings develop tolerance and patience. Honor builds incredibly strong bonds that, in turn, benefit all members of the family. This book shows you in practical ways and shows how honor can transform your family.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open internationally to those age 18 and older.

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Also, please join us for The Family Toolbox Facebook Party on Thursday, October 16, 8-10PM ET where there will be even more great prizes, an opportunity to ask your parenting questions, and lots of fun and fellowship! The winner of this giveaway will be announced at the Facebook party!

RSVP for the Party here: Family Toolbox Facebook Party 

Family Toolbox Facebook Party


Monday, 29 September 2014

The Wild West {Poppins Book Nook}

This months theme for the Poppins Book Nook is The Wild West.  Sir N and I have spent a wonderful six weeks listening to the Little House audio book series.

One of the things that has surprised me time and time again with the Little House books is the depth of practical knowledge that these pioneering families had and just how very much knowledge we've lost in just over 100 years.

The second thing that stood out was just how little our children do today. I think it's a shame really as they have no responsibility growing up and then all of a sudden they graduate and are expected to be responsible.  It has inspired me to have better expectations of my children and to allow Sir N to do more than he has been.  It has given us a platform to discuss things too.

Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder:
  1. Little House in the Big Woods
  2. Farmer Boy
  3. Little House on the Prairie
  4. On the Banks of Plum Creek
  5. By the Shores of Silver Lake
  6. The Long Winter
  7. These Happy Golden Years
  8. Little Town on the Prairie
  9. The First Four Years
The Little House Books: A Pioneer Chronicle is available as a boxed set as well.

It's been so much fun to listen to the families adventures and learn about all the amazing skills that Pa and Ma had.  Wow they did some amazing things on their ten year pioneering move across the USA.  The particular audio books we are listening to have had someone play the fiddle at each part of the book that describes Pa playing his fiddle.



Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Oh my we have had such a wonderful time exploring.

Unit Studies
FREE Lap Pack
Jill from over at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom has made this FREE Poppins Book Nook pack for you with Wild West Theme IntroductionTheme.
  • An official interactive Poppins Book Nook bookmark for this month’s theme
  • This month’s Passport pages to add to your lapbook
  • Several lapbook elements centered around the Wild West
  • Reading response writing prompt
Do you have a favourite 'Little House' book ?  If so please share it in the comments.  If you have a blog and have blogged about it please link up with us and share. Looking forward to reading your adventures

Blessings
Chareen


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Saturday, 27 September 2014

A good week {HSMJ}

In my life this week…
Well this is NOT the way I planned to spend my beach holiday !!!  Three days into our holiday I developed what I thought to be a gastro' bug which  ended in an ambulance ride, surgery for a ruptured appendix, six days in hospital and a further 10 days recovering at home with large doses of antibiotics with just enough time to catch my plane back home. 

After this experience I am pleased to say that I live at a time in history and in a country with excellent medical care. The second thing I'm grateful for is our Ambulance cover.  Best $80 I've spent in a long time.  We will need to be members for 14 years before we have even paid out the cost of that one ambulance ride.

I've become aware of a few mom's who have recently experience the loss of their new born babies.  Please can you pray for Isaac and Lissy (they also have a financial need please have a look at You Caring) as well as Amelia.  I have been following Amelia's journey through grief.  I am amazed at the depth of this young woman's heart and her insights have spoken to my heart on many levels Landon's Legacy

Gosh it's nearing the end of the Schoolhouse Review Crew run for 2014.  Applications for the 2015 year will be opening in October.  If you are keen to join the crew be sure to be posting a blog post once a week as this is a crew requirement. 

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

In our home school this week…
  • We attended a matinee performance of The Nutcracker.  The stage was spectacular and the dances beautiful.
  • Went to a cooking demonstration and learned more about the Thermomix TM5
  • Last week we spent the day at Melbourne Zoo enjoying The Great Flight Aviary
  • Spent the day at Healsville Sanctuary

Here are some of the photo's of our Melbourne Zoo adventure (Macro Passion)



My favourite thing this week was…

 Things I’m working on…

 On the WWW I’m reading…
 I’m cooking…
On Pinterest

 A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
Meet Paul The Typewriter Artist.  It's amazing to see what he does with a typewriter



Blessings
Chareen


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