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

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

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...

Language and my toddler – 4 important thought provokers

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

5 things you say every day, that may not make sense...

Parenting with Joanne Rarely do we pay attention to the fact that toddlers are still merely learning to understand the daily lives of the adults...

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

6 reasons why reading with your toddler is so important.

Parenting with Joanne “You are never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read to a child” - a saying...

All Play and No Work?

As parents with pressing responsibilities around the clock, do we pay attention to our children playing? Yes! I said playing. Is playtime a regular...

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,...

8 simple ways to ignite the creative spirit in your child

Parenting with Joanne To foster creativity in a child, essentially means to allow many opportunities for the freedom of thought in his life. Creativity, in...

Eye to eye; 5 messages you convey to your child

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

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...
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