5 Values that you can teach your young child

Parenting with Joanne As adults, we have come to understand the importance of values in our own personal lives. They give us direction in the...

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...

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...

Making decisions about school?? Ten things to consider

Parenting with Joanne Almost every parent, is taken by surprise as to how fast time flies and how soon the schooling years come into existence...

Pets or no pets; 4 points to consider

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

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

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

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

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

Burnout and Parenting: 6 attitudes that can help

Parenting with Joanne Burnout, in parenting can be best described as a feeling of utter helplessness, fatigue, and frustration. We have all been in that...

Toddlers tantrums; 5 points to consider

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

6 Ways To Help Your Child When Your Partner Moves Away...

Parenting with Joanne Partner’s moving away for work? Here are 6 ways that you can help your child. In today’s world, it has become increasingly...

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

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

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

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