Parenting

Dear parents and carers,

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    Dear parents and carers, I repeat, dear parents and carers! Yes, you! I have an important message for you so please pay attention. You are a parent or carer and not a TEACHER! I shall repeat it; You are NOT a TEACHER! Even if you are a teacher or educator by profession, your […]

Parenting

The C word

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I This C word definitely should not have a negative connotation. What C word is this? Compromise!  When you mention the word ‘compromise’ to some people in relation to parenting they will tell you that it is something they have had to learn despite initially finding it difficult. Some will even go as far as […]

Parenting

Preparing for the arrival – Part 2

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The good news of discovering that you will soon be a parent is often clouded by the excitement of having parental responsibility for a child that sometimes a future parent unintentionally does not prepare for the baby’s arrival until it is fairly late. Preparation, as we know, is key for any type of arrival let […]

Parenting

Preparing for the arrival – Part 1

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It is not every mum to be that is privileged to have a partner present to share not just their birthing experience but also raising a child jointly. I am not referring to mere physical presence but having a supportive partner that is emotionally, spiritually, psychologically… present. Raising a child is not something to be […]

Parenting

Display strength by seeking help

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As parents, we often find ourselves seeking advice, wise counsel, support and assistance in the course of this lifelong journey called raising children. We are indeed lucky and blessed that in this fast paced world, there are still avenues, opportunities, institutions, communities, online and offline portals where one can obtain reliable information to help address […]