The term ADHD has been rolling off the tongues of many parents and teachers alike. But what is it, really? And how do we cope with it? October is ADHD Awareness Month. Learn why these four letters have become common, and find support from parent seminars to help you manage it well.Read more
Why it’s important to be healthy role models for your kids – and how YOU can get started.
You may not know it, but your day-to-day behaviour – from the way you drive or the tone of your voice to how healthy you are – is shaping the way your child will act for the rest of their life.
As parents we have the responsibility to teach our children how to deal with their anger and other emotions in effective and appropriate ways. The following tools can help you manage your anger more effectively..Read more
Use load shedding to have some fun with your kids and family and take a break from the digital world. Here are some valuable ideas of what you can do.Read more
Remember those carefree days when you were a kid? When the biggest decision you needed to make was whether you wanted chocolate or strawberry milkshake as your treat? And then, before you knew it, you were a teenager and worries were about how good your hairstyle was or if your clothes were fashionable enough.Read more
There are many trends in parenting styles that change from decade to decade or even year to year – helicopter parenting, tiger parenting, respectful parenting, attachment parenting… So which one is best?Read more
My biggest fear has always been failure and now, with very difficult tests, I have realised that failure is part of life. It’s an intrinsic part of who we are and when we realise this, is when we embrace it. Parenting is not an island..we cannot do this alone.Read more
Playing with your kids must be fun for you too. They know exactly when you’re enjoying yourself or not. It doesn’t have to be a board game – find things that you both enjoy – throwing balls, a “tea-party” or a hide-and-seek adventure in your backyard, walking around the neighbourhood…Read more
Is positive parenting simply about being ‘positive’ towards our kids? Is it about talking positively instead of negatively, or disciplining without loosing your cool? Actually positive parenting is being seen as an entire way of being that values growth, well-being, relationships and happiness, above all else.Read more
We recently received Zee’s grade 1 ballet exam results and photos. And we’re so proud of her! This was her first – as she put it – big girl exam.Read more
Parenting is tough and tiring and generally involves a multitude of thankless tasks performed endlessly day after day like an endless time loop
However, if you’re tired of the groaning and want to see things from a different perspective, here are some ideas on parenting gratitude to get you going…
What I’ve learned is that my preoccupation and obsessive need to keep things organised and controlled is where my failure lies in being a better parent.Read more