Healthy Summer Treats For Your Child

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Summer is here with its usual splash of sweltering heat. Even with the unpredictable weather and occasional showers, summer is still a time for some different foods. Which other time of the year would you rather have your kids enjoy a cooler or a frozen treat. While it’s easy to think of ice cream only every few hours, (and that’s completely okay) how about we use the weather to our advantage. Summer is the best season for a variety of fruits that don’t come year-round. They are found in abundance and can be transformed into mouth-watering treats. Not only are they…

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Independence For Children With Special Needs

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A child’s special needs don’t define who they are. Yet often, children with special needs may be overprotected with the intention of keeping them safe and comfortable. It is difficult for parents to find a balance between letting their child explore and keeping them safe. It takes a lot of work to help them attain their potential while also keeping them protected and providing assistance as needed.  Helping children with special needs become independent will not only make them more confident but also more capable and well equipped for life ahead.  We’ve heard plenty of success stories of people with…

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Chores And Children

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The benefits of sharing family chores are aplenty. It can build a child’s self-esteem, confidence, and much-needed life skills like time management and organizational skills. It teaches them responsibility and valuable life lessons that’ll get them set for living independently as they grow older. I’m sure we all want our kids to be organised and well-equipped to keep their home clean, do laundry and cook their meals when they venture into the adult world. While some children might be eager to help, others might need a little more nudging, but chores are appropriate for children of all ages. We just…

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How To Teach Your Child About Money

Parents teaching child about saving money

As parents, we focus on teaching our children life skills they’ll need as adults. Self-care, work skills, independence but how much do we teach them about money? Do we think they’re too young to know about or handle money? What’s a good age to teach them financial responsibility? Good knowledge of money is a key skill that children will need, to do well later in life.  Like all behaviours, our children do learn about money and how to use it from watching us. This however won’t suffice. Teaching our children to be efficient with money will require a slightly more…

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What is Inclusive Education? The Definitive Guide

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All children have the right to benefit from schooling and more importantly, access to quality education, no matter what their abilities, race or economic background. Yet, often children with disabilities or special needs miss out on mainstream schooling because schools aren’t equipped to cater to their needs. Inclusive education, however, advocates for all children irrespective of their abilities to learn together, in one common environment.  What is Inclusive Education: As Unicef defines it  “Inclusive education means all children in the same classrooms, in the same schools. It means real learning opportunities for groups who have traditionally been excluded-not only children…

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9 Ways to Build Your Child’s Confidence

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We all want it for our children; for them to be confident, assertive and self-assured. Confident individuals are motivated, hard-working and have a balanced approach to life. We’d be beaming with pride to see our children exude these qualities but how do we get them there. It can’t be rocket science but it does take a few conscious strategies on our part as parents. Our kids form their self-image and sense of self majorly from the feedback they receive from us. So we surely play a crucial role in building our children’s self-esteem Confident kids are better equipped to handle…

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How To Manage Your Toddler’s Tantrums and Meltdowns

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Tantrums and emotional meltdowns are as difficult on parents as they are on the child experiencing them. A public outburst, a crying fit that won’t stop, screaming and howling or how about that time you told them they can’t have Oreos for breakfast? True story. Emotional meltdowns are draining on parents. Definitely not the easiest part of parenting but we didn’t sign up just for the rosy bits, did we? As much as we don’t want to believe it, it’s true, temper tantrums are a part of typical child development. I once read somewhere it should be more worrying if…

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How To Effectively Connect With Your Child

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Parents all over the world have always wanted a magical formula to strengthen their bond with their children. How do you make sure you pack in the memories while time and their childhood swoosh by so quick? How can we look back years later on their childhood and know we made it count? Is this possible? Is there really a tried and tested trick that will work? What if I told you there was and that you can see the results almost instantly. Having read tonnes of parenting books, and adding my own experience as a mum of two, I…

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