Quit Trying to Dismember Me!

 being the youngest can be a trial What happens when you live with five older sisters? It was a beautiful fall day. The sun was already warm Although the school bus was not scheduled to pull up for another twenty minutes, six-year old Rebecca, my youngest child, already had her lunch packed in her schoolbag,…… Continue reading Quit Trying to Dismember Me!

Sunday Snippets

Hosted by RAnn of This and That and  Other Things. My posts for this week are: 1. The Wisdom of Mothers https://melaniejeanjuneau.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/296/ 2. Prayer is Never Having to Say Good-by   https://melaniejeanjuneau.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/prayer-is-never-having-to-say-good-bye/

“My sweet three-year old daughter shouts, “&$#@*&”.”

  Claire was still three when she started junior kindergarten in the mornings Experience taught me that the easiest and most effective way to influence my children was to ignore negative behaviour and to praise good behaviour. For example, if I didn’t react to swear words, my children soon forgot about them because our family…… Continue reading “My sweet three-year old daughter shouts, “&$#@*&”.”

“How Much Longer, Lord, How Much Longer?”

Teenagers love to drive parents crazy Living through teenage drama without loosing your sanity  One of my sons , in his early teens, had just announced that he could not stand living under our roof another minute, “I’m out of here!”, he bellowed, “and don’t expect me to come back!” The door slammed and he…… Continue reading “How Much Longer, Lord, How Much Longer?”

Celebrating Individuality Not Conformity

Celebrating Individuality Not Conformity My daughter had amazing concentration, even as a toddler. All children need free time, even boring times, to discover who they really are, what they are good at and what they enjoy. Our daughter, Grace became the philosopher/ artist she is today partly because I didn’t have time to try to…… Continue reading Celebrating Individuality Not Conformity

The Wisdom Of Mothers

Let new light shine insight into the role of mothers. Raising children is definitely not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of business, power and wealth. Exactly how society forms the next generation will directly influence the kind of society that they turn create. Do we want a world…… Continue reading The Wisdom Of Mothers

Prayer Is Never Having To Say Good-bye

 painting: The Communion of Saints Our whispered hello to God and each other is called prayer. I am not just reciting theology when I remind you that there is neither time nor distance when we live and move and breath in the Spirit. When someone dies or moves far away, I don’t have to say…… Continue reading Prayer Is Never Having To Say Good-bye