Discovering Your Child Jun08

Discovering Your Chi...

One of the keys to “discovery” is active observation. Active observation is when you actively move your frame of reference to look at something in a new way. How many of you have not been able to find something that was right in front of you? You look all around with great frustration,...

Parenting make you happy! Jun01

Parenting make you h...

The body of evidence has mounted over the past decade: Having children doesn’t make people happy. And yet researchers continue to launch new studies, tinker with the variables, shift the demographics, crunch the numbers another time. It’s almost as if the previous results are not...

Rethinking Children Education May15

Rethinking Children ...

Rethinking Children Education (For Serious Reader) Sir Ken Robinson I have decided to do a series on education. Not because I am opposed to the public school system (which I am, on many levels), and not because I think everyone should homeschool (which I do, more or less), but because all of...

Family’s Influ...

There are numerous factors that influence your child’s personality development. While certainly your little one’s choices and friendships will affect his behavior and temperament, your family’s make-up, the genes that you pass along to him and his familial environment are all...

ebook: ScreamFree Parenting May12

ebook: ScreamFree Pa...

ScreamFree Parenting is not just about lowering your voice. It’s about learning to calm your emotional reactions and learning to focus on your own behavior more than your kids’ behavior . . . for their benefit. Our biggest enemy as parents is not the TV, the Internet, or even drugs. Our...

Communicating with children May08

Communicating with c...

Warm, loving communication between you and your child enhances your relationship and helps avoid behaviour issues. Parenting expert Eileen Hayes wrote this article in February 2004. This article was last reviewed by Heather Welford in September 2008. Communication is a complicated process,...

Raising a Moral Chil...

As parents, we want our children to grow up to be good, kind people who are happy and successful. But while “values” is a popular buzzword these days, we’re not always sure of the best way to give our kids the solid foundation they need to withstand the inevitable growing...

Top concerns for new parents May07

Top concerns for new...

So you’ve just become a parent, but aren’t exactly sure of what to expect from your new bub or what’s normal. We address some common concerns. Why is my baby crying? “Babies need to express themselves and are expected to cry,” says paediatrician Dr Patricia...