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Christian parenting

Ever since I became a parent I frequently hear how time flies with kids and how one day I’ll blink and my kids will be moving out, getting married and start having families of their own.

I’m also reminded that the days are long but the years are short.
Like when that sweet older mother you ran into at the grocery store, pushing a rather empty cart, looks over at you and your chaotic tribe with adoring eyes. She tells you to enjoy that tantrum in the store because when they’re teenagers you’ll be wishing all you were worried about was teaching them to manage their emotions in aisle six. And if she’s feeling really nostalgic, she’ll go on to explain how when they move out someday, you’ll be wishing for crazy bedtime bribery again.

As she slowly starts pushing her cart down the aisle away from you and your munchkins, she bids you farewell by saying a phrase we hear often as young parents: the days are long but the years are short.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

As a clinical psychologist, child therapist, integrated learning practitioner and a mother I am persuaded that parents need to be able to make informed decisions when it comes to important matters such as helping our children with learning and functioning in this world. Unfortunately too often parents are only given biased perspectives and research based…

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Wat om nooit vir jou kleuter te sê nie en hoekom nie

Moet nooit stilletjies verdwyn sonder om vir jou kleuter voor te berei op jou afwesigheid nie. Alle kinders ervaar skeidingsangs op stadiums in hulle ontwikkeling en dit is dus ʼn normale grootword verskynsel. In die peuterfase is daar weer ʼn natuurlike opvlam in skeidingsangs rondom 3 jaar. Skeidingsangs kan verlig word deur ʼn konsekwente roetine…

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The importance of fostering emotional intelligence in children.

In consultations with children and their families it has come under my attention that bullying or peer victimization is a very real and persistent problem in the lives of many school aged children of our communities. This fact is in accordance with global research, which shows a dramatic increase in bullying and violent behavior among…

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Die euwel van Boelie-gedrag onder skoolkinders

In my konsultasies met kinders en ouers van die omgewing het dit onder my aandag gekom dat boeliegedrag in skole toenemend ‘n baie ernstige probleem is in die lewens van baie skoolkinders. Hierdie b evinding is in ooreenstemming met globale navorsing, wat dui op ‘n dramatiese toename in boeliegedrag onder skoolkinders. Boeliegedrag behels die onvanpaste…

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