Raised to Love

Positive family culture



We can complain about our lack of time, the influence of television, and Safe Schools, but the ultimate responsibility to establish family culture falls on you as the parent. Nobody else is responsible. This is a great privilege and also a duty.

To achieve this, three things are essential. First,

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Offer choices


We all understand intuitively that good decision making is at the very core of human maturity. Homer reserves some of his highest praise for ‘a man who can think for himself’.

...a man who can think for himself.

Homer 800BC

The art of parenting is to raise young people to

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The power of quiet example


Quiet example always trumps screaming. Teach always but only sometimes use words. Consistent example will always produce the goods but constant nagging alienates. And remember, your children are relentless witnesses of your smallest words and actions.

Good example does not force us, it does not wound, but it is very

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Unadulterated kindness


Have you ever met a parent who set out to raise a selfish child? I have not met one. Yet despite this so many succeed in just this. And it is tragic! So many self-centred people, young adults and old. Even though studies show time and again that kind and

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Lego for character


Routines and timetables are like Lego for a child's character. Simple home routines and consistent kindness towards all are the building blocks of good habits. Add your selfless example and a liberal smothering of affection and the characters you forge will be resilient, big hearted and ready for life.

But

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