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...

How to take away from the stress around exams! 5 points...

Parenting with JoanneAs the school calendar rolls into exam time, it is not uncommon for parents and children to feel some amount of pressure...

5 ways to ensure that discipline is effective with your child

Discipline; a much debated topic among parents and caretakers, requires some amount of consideration. Very often parents fail to place importance on discipline until...

3 reasons why we DON’T, and why we SHOULD allow ‘walking’

Parenting with JoanneBy the time a young child is 15 months old, he or she, in most cases has acquired the coordination needed for...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Peer Relationships; What’s My Role As A Parent?

Parenting with Joanne10 thoughts that can help you determine your stand on this matter.It's always a joy for a parent to witness their...

Consequences VS Punishments; four points to consider

Your teenager breaks curfew again. Your ten year old comes home from school with yet another pencil case missing. Your five year old has...

Toddlers tantrums; 5 points to consider

Parenting with JoanneTantrums are a very real part of your toddler's life. If not regularly, at least occasionally, you may be faced with such...

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...