It takes until a child is about seven to be able to understand abstract concepts and distinguish fact from fantasy. Their concept of God becomes much more personal at this age and they often want to be able to give their life to Jesus at this time as well. Take every decision seriously but do not push your child. We each respond to God differently and the main thing is that parents and mentors walk beside the child and affirm their decision at every age and stage of their journey with Him.
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Rachel is an unreformed tomboy and a mum of three primary-aged kids. She loves the outdoors and getting fit, works in a number of part-time jobs and has a background in corporate communications and marketing. Rachel is a host for At The Table.
“The best thing about being a mum is when I get to watch my children sleep. Seriously? It’s watching them go to school, learn to read, come home with something in their eyes that makes them go ‘boom’ and then go on to find activities and achieve things using that ability.”
Fiona is a mum of three kids aged under three, including twins-she's got the positive outlook and sense of humour you'd need to survive in that situation.
Fiona has an extensive background in media and communications in government and marketing. She refuses to jump on board with every latest fad and is one of At The Table's hosts.
“I'm the friend who's scared of your pet dog, cat, rabbit, bird, turtle. If it's not in a secure area, I'm not visiting.”
Shona is counting down the days until her two teenage sons leave home. With decades of business experience behind her, she specialises in straight talking, loud laughter and delicious food.
“The one thing I would tell the me from 10 years ago, is to be comfortable in my skin earlier.”
After topping the class in high school, Maryellen is studying a double degree in psychology and law at university. She readily embraces new ideas, is super-keen about being the healthiest she possibly can and is unstoppably idealistic and positive.
“When I was seven or eight years old, my favourite toy was my Tamagotchi—I had two! We weren’t allowed to have it in school, but I would keep it on a line around my neck, tucked under my school uniform.”
Rachel isn’t the loudest person in the room but she possesses an intense passion. When she speaks it’s worth listening to. With a background in communication and project management she’s a strategic thinker who can quickly grasp issues and identify solutions. Rachel is now taking on one of the biggest challenges of her life: being a new mum.
“If I could have a superpower, it would be teleporting, to be near family. It has been two years since I saw my dad [who lives in the US]. He hasn’t even met my son. I often feel torn between two places."
After years of competent magazine publishing and writing, Melody has embarked on her journey of motherhood, at which no-one feels competent at first! She’s prepared to be open and vulnerable about the challenges she faces and, like all the other panellists, isn’t short of an opinion. She’s also the editor of At The Table's free monthly magazine.
“I love historical fiction and fantasy books (Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is my favourite) but no, I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books.”
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