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Friday, February 22, 2019

A Mother's Voice

REALITY OF PARENTING

PARENTING...WELL all good in theory much harder in real life when you are holding down a Self Employed business, have school pickup drop offs, kindergarten pick up drop offs, a husband that study’s full time, dabbling in home businesses, not to mention the VERY neglected house and the biggest mount washmore that you ever...

The power of purposeful praise

The power of purposeful praise Praise can be a powerful resource when used in a purposeful way. If #children constantly receive broad praise they will never see areas where they could use #development or motivate themselves to develop. Children also need to learn how to self motivate and accept lack of success so they learn...

Problems and sensible solutions Puberty Part1

Adolescence is not an easy time for kids or parents.  The only way to deal with needs and problems at this age is to know about them and be ready to face them. Most common problems, and their solutions that adolescents have to deal with. Physical changes Physical changes happen due to change in the teenager’s hormone levels. ...

How To Motivate Your Child To Learn?

There are countless things that you can do to help your child even if they do not appear to want to learn. Motivation 101 Aside from staying involved, guiding with a positive attitude and helping to develop a routine and expectations, you can also take extra steps to spark your child's interest. Play with them Visit...

Excessive use of internet Puberty Part10

The way we interact with each other has affected teenage lifestyles the most. Problems: Your teen may seem to spend hours on phone, texting, talking or simply playing. Adolescents addicted to the internet tend to have fewer friends and a less active social life. They lead solitary lives and are happy browsing the internet for...

Constantly living in a state of #guilt

I’m not sure if its just me that is constantly in a state of #guilt? Whether is mum guilt, or wife #guilt? Or working guilt or not working guilt, or I devoured a whole block of chocolate in ten minutes before my kids could see guilt… neither the less there is a lot of guilt. ...

#SchoolHolidays used to be fun!!!

The #schoolholiday juggling act.... #School holidays used to be a blast (before we bought a business and had to learn how to adult real quick)… before school holidays were a blissful array of waking up late lounging in our PJs for the morning before a quick team talk on what adventure we shall go on...

Changes in behavior Puberty Part3

Mostly, it is just teen behavior that will last as long as their adolescence. Problems But it may can give rise to questioning the parents’ rules (seen as argumentative) and standing up for what they believe is right (seen as stubbornness). Hormones in teenage boys can even push them to get into physical confrontations. They...

The power of reading

Books are open a whole new world of imagination, vocabulary and understanding.   “Reading stimulates the brain to make connections and builds background knowledge about the world,” says Kim Davenport, chief program officer at Jumpstart, a national early-literacy organization. “Reading is the foundation of all learning and will enable a child to absorb and apply...

Using teachable moments

The power of using teachable moments in your daily life You can help your child sharpen their observation and thinking and reasoning skills skills as you go about your normal day. For example instead of driving by the construction site by our house and saying "look it's a crane"  you could say something along...
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