Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man. – Francis Xavier
It’s the very early years of life that will have the most influence on who a child will become. That can be a frightening revelation. When our children are “brand new” we’re just “brand new parents”. At the time we most need to be getting it right, we’re just feeling our way into this strange new experience of parenthood.
How do you know how to be a good parent? What parenting advice can you trust? Why does it always look so much simpler on television?
Thankfully help is at hand. Every fortnight as part of my morning radio program I speak to David and Charissa Scotford on a range of parenting issues. I’m always impressed by their down to earth, common sense solutions to parenting problems.
They’ve just launched their new website, 4 The Family. If you’re a new parent or even quite a few years into the process, you’ll find some really helpful hints and resources at the site.
Whether you are expecting your first child or have several children at different stages, 4 The Family is a website filled with Resources to help you.
You will find materials grouped according to the main stages of parenting. Some of them overlap and you’ll be able to see a complete list of everything that’s available in our Online Store.
While they’d be the first to admit that they’re not perfect parents, or that perfect parents even exist, the Scotfords are people who ‘practice what they preach’ and the results are obvious in their own family. I’ve spent extended periods of time with David, Charissa and their four children and I can assure you that the principles they talk about work.
If what you need to know isn’t on the site, they’re always happy to be contacted with questions.
Do your kids, your marriage and your family a favour and check out 4 The Family.
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