Parenting 101: How to deal with bullying

Most bullies, when asked why they bully, say it's because they have been bullied before and think it is how things are done. They generally do not feel much remorse or guilt when they indulge in this behaviour,  unless they are encouraged to take the perspective of the other child. 

Bullies often feel that the other child deserved the bad treatment because of something they had said or...

Parenting Tips: How to develop resilience in your child

The ability to bend and flex in the wind is what makes a growing tree strong; modern buildings are built to sway when the earth shakes. People need resilience to bend and flex through the winds of uncertainty and remain standing through the emotional earthquakes.

6 Tips To Encourage Positive Behaviour In Children

Are there any drawbacks to offering a reward (e.g., fun trip or activity, toy or game, money) to children for doing well in school? 

Everyone, adults and children alike, appreciate knowing they have done a good job. The danger in offering rewards, however, is that the result comes from an extrinsic motivation rather than an intrinsic one. This suggests that motivation is adult-controlled,...

How Do You Nurture Self-Help Skills In Your Child?

 "To succeed in the real world, you need to be able to fail," Dr Ken Ginsburg, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, once said. For children - as they learn to take the initiative to manage themselves, they begin to learn vital life skills essential for the 21st century.

4 tips on starting pre-school with joy, not tears

Starting pre-school, or kindergarten is an impor­tant milestone in your child’s educational journey. Children attending a ‘before-school’ setting have the advantage of participating in group learning experiences and centre routines and of extend­ing their social network beyond the family.

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