Category: Parents

Let your kids be bored!

No doubt are times changing and with them so is children’s position in society. Long gone are the days when children were heard but not seen. Today, children play a center role and parents attend to their every day wants with lots of TLC. Society is moving at an increasingly faster pace, so it’s no surprise that kids seem to…

Summer Rules for Electronics Free Printable

Holiday season is here! ❤ Who doesn’t love the hot days, the relaxed evenings and the down time. Parents may take some time to adjust to their children’s lack of schedule and with the long summer days it is easy for children to get bored despite efforts of daily outings and activities. When this happens your children may immediately ask…

How to deal with a defiant toddler

The other day, I ran into my next door neighbour, a lovely lady with three adorable kids. After the first few minutes of social small talk she blurted out her immense exasperation with her two defying toddlers. She asked me, more rhetorically than literally, about what she could do, as losing her cool had not been helping the situation. Being a…

Benefits of learning joined-up handwriting

Is it important for young generations to learn how to join up their handwriting, especially in the age of iPhones and pads? I’m sure this question has crossed many pupils’ parents’ and teachers’ minds. Evidence is mounting that putting pen to paper has benefits that typing cannot replace. – CursiveLogic CURSIVE Vs JOINED-UP Is there a difference between cursive and…

Children and Lies

Most parents like to think of their children as angels. “My child never lies,” is a statement that is reiterated and believed by many parents. It usually comes as a huge surprise when parents discover that their children are after all human and do lie. It is within human nature to lie, and research shows that lying even to one’s parents,…

The importance of hugging your kids

Hugging is SO incredibly powerful, it’s not just beneficial for kids, but for all ages. Whether you’re wrapped up in the arms of your beloved, greeting a friend or saying goodbye, hugs have a way of making us feel special, protected and loved. This simple gesture can do wonders for our well-being and the emotional development of our young ones.…

Taking a closer look at the theory behind dyslexia.

Dyslexia, a wide umbrella term used to describe a range of difficulties a person may have with reading and phonological awareness. Dyslexia is a  highly controversial term because research has been carried out for different purposes and this has resulted in different findings. A major consequence of this, is that there isn’t a clear conception of dyslexia, making it still…

Back to School Checklist for Parents: your 2-week guide.

Before you know it, it will be back to school time and your little ones will be off! Avoid the last-minute drama with this step-by-step guide to ensuring you get everything done in time, in the two weeks leading up to it. Read on to see the checklist that will leave you readily prepared!  2 weeks before school starts:  Familiarise…

How does extended screen time affect your child?

Screen time – today’s reality – with people of all ages spending hours of their time in front of iPads, computers and touchscreens. These can be educational if used in moderation and in the right way however, overexposure can pose danger, especially for young brains. Read on to find out how they can be affected. Research connects delayed cognitive development…

My preteen is lying to me…What can I do?

Adolescents and preteens tend to lie more than children and that is simply because they are at an age where they yearn for freedom. Lying is a quick and easy way to gain access to that freedom but it is very deceptive. Your preteen will realise that deceiving others soon proves to be increasingly complex and hurtful. Once the lying yarn has…