HOMEWORK and parenting; “What can I do to help”? 5 simple...

Parenting with JoanneHaving been a teacher for almost seven years now, I have very often come across parents struggle with this concept of homework,...

Fear and your child: 5 ways to help your child deal...

Parenting with JoanneFear can be described as an unpleasant feeling caused by the warning of danger, harm or pain. Although children are not born...

Half a dozen ideas that can help make meal times fun

‘Sit down and eat!!”, “You are not getting up until you finish this meal!!”, “He hardly eats anything… I don’t know what to do…”It’s...

5 ways to say “NO” without actually saying it.

Parenting with JoanneIf you have been a parent long enough, you would have come across circumstances in which you question your child; “Didn’t I...

Literacy and your child; 8 simple steps for the holiday month

Parenting with JoanneLiteracy is simply explained as the ability to read and write. In my opinion, a very persistent challenge in a child having...

6 Simple methods to Enjoy Time with your Toddler

Whether planned or not, parenting comes as a bigger challenge than expected, for most of us. Even with all the needed help, there can...

Celebrating Parenthood; 6 reasons to celebrate the journey.

Parenting with JoanneAs yet another mothers’ day rolls into the calendar and many expressions of love are made, why not we as parents, take...

Five Ways To Make Your Home ‘Toddler Friendly’

Parenting with JoanneSo much of effective parenting lies in the ability to identify and affect the details in your child’s areas of development. I...

Pets or no pets; 4 points to consider

Parenting with JoanneIf you are a parent and have a pet at home, you know as well as I do that it isn’t an...

Routine or no routine? Consider these four points before you make...

Establishing a good balance between routine and spontaneity in a child’s life can be rather challenging for parents. As newborns we may observe them...

Eye to eye; 5 messages you convey to your child

Parenting with JoannePicture this scene; your two year old tugging at your clothes, from way down below, at the grocery store asking if he...

Language and my toddler – 4 important thought provokers

Parenting with JoanneWe hear of developmental delays and milestone charts and wonder if our child is on par with other children his age. Perhaps...