2014 June

By Kiara Pirola | June 3, 2014

Hello and welcome to the first in our special series on the Sacraments! For Catholics, Sacraments are a big deal. They are major maturing milestones in…

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Communion Colour-in

By Kiara Pirola | June 2, 2014

Your child’s First Communion is a big event and one that is often full of children of all ages including little ones. Keeping them engaged…

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Children’s Station of the Cross

By Francine Pirola | April 1, 2014

Based on a version of the Via Crucis used by Pope John Paul II at the Colosseum in Rome, this worksheet can be used to…

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I used to pray…

By Kiara Pirola | March 12, 2014

“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. But I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way.…

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What Dads Do

By Dr Justin Coulson | February 18, 2014

Father’s Day is nearly here! In Australia it is anyway. For many children – and lots of dads – this is a day of celebration.…

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A Blessing

By Francine Pirola | July 19, 2013

“A blessing is more than wishing for a child to be happy; it is an intimate and humble plea for God to act powerfully in…

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Family Prayer

By Kiara Pirola | July 5, 2013

Some kind of regular family prayer ritual is critical to fostering your child’s emerging relationship with God. Some families say a whole Rosary after dinner,…

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Like a X-ray Glasses

By Francine Pirola | July 5, 2013

“Like a pair of x-ray glasses, gratitude transforms the way we see our situation.” – Francine Pirola For more on gratitude, check out: Gratitude: the…

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Too Controlling

By Dr Justin Coulson | June 21, 2013

Being too controlling of our kids is bad for their development. They don’t become responsible. They simply want to be controlled. – Dr Justin Coulson.…

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Teaching Self-Control

By Dr Justin Coulson | June 17, 2013

  Teaching children self-control requires a delicate balance, an ability to guide rather than direct and lots of encouragement. – Dr Justin Coulson. More from…

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Quality Time & Quantity Time

By Francine Pirola | June 8, 2013

It’s just not possible to jump into a ‘quality’ conversation without first having lots of leisurely ‘quantity’ time.

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Boredom & Creativity

By Francine Pirola | June 1, 2013

“Boredom is the crucible of the imagination. It creates space in a busy mind for creativity to be explored and expressed.” – Francine Pirola

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