Tag: parenting

Child Neglect

Child neglect is a form of child abuse and is a deficit in meeting a child’s basic needs. The UK government’s statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children’, defines neglect as: The persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development.  It can occur in different…

Why children and parents need routines

Now that it’s the summer time, adults and kids can easily sway away from their daily routines. While this is a normal thing to happen, completely changing your child’s routine constantly, can have disruptive consequences for both the child and parents. Certain family ground rules need to be set and kept to, especially in the summer holidays, for it will…

Tips for flying with young kids

  Flying often, has allowed me to find out what makes parents with kids travel best. You know, the ones you see and think to yourself that’s how it’s done! On my many flights, I’ve talked to parents extensively about what works for them and through careful observation here is what I’ve noticed works best for parents, kids and their…

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…

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,…

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…

Parenting around the world

“We do not have a handbook to go by and we may make mistakes, but we do our best to do what we think is best for you.” Possibly slightly paraphrased; my father’s reason for why my parents would not allow me out one evening, during my teenage years. I do not have kids myself, but I do come in…

The over-anxious parent ~ overcome it!

Do you constantly find yourself worrying and stressing about the slightest thing with respect to your child? In today’s world, anxiety is ever increasing. What with the current global events, terrorism and wars, there is even more to worry about and that is totally justified. When it comes to kids and their daily lives, parents today, worry more and feel…

5 signs you might be overparenting

We’ve heard about bad parenting, we’ve heard about good parenting, but what is overparenting I hear you say? How can one be an overparent? That doesn’t even make sense…? Well, as a matter of fact it does. Read on to find out! Overparenting often comes from a sincere desire to provide your best for your children. All parents want what…

10 ways to help your child achieve his/her full potential at school.

Many parents will be anxious to help their children get off to a right start at the beginning of the school year and also help them stay on track all year round. Are you a parent and not sure how to go about helping your child bloom in school? Read on to find out how! 1. Encourage your child to be responsible…