Using Storytelling To Encourage Communication

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When my three-year-old began to rock his chair at the dinner table, I told him a story from my childhood. My dad had seen me rocking my chair at the dinner table and asked me to eat the rest of my meal standing up, which served as a good deterrent never to try it again. I told my child this story only once and rest assured I’ve never seen him rocking his dining chair. On the rare occasion, he has thought of doing it, he immediately recalls the story mommy told him. I’m nowhere close to being as strict as…

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Why should my child journal and how do I encourage it?

Child with a book thinking about what to write

Children are best described as little bodies with big feelings. As a parent, you couldn’t bear stronger testimony to that. Children begin to experience a wide range of emotions from the time of their birth. However, the ability to regulate these emotions evolves much later. This emphasizes the need to give your children the opportunity to express their emotions and feelings in a way that feels comfortable and familiar to them. Developing a habit of journaling can be a great tool for them to express themselves freely.  What is Journaling? Journaling is a written record of thoughts and feelings. It…

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Top 3 Christmas Tree Crafts to do this Festive Season

Christmas is just around the corner and whether you celebrate it or not, everyone especially lil children love the festive season as Santa, candy, lights, gifts and Christmas trees bring a little extra cheer. Exactly what the end of 2020 calls for!  Since you’ve spent most of the year keeping your kids entertained, here’s some inspiration to keep them occupied during these holidays in a fun way for the both of you.  While we absolutely love doing crafts, we like to pick activities that keep it simple for the younger children and can provide a bit of a challenge to…

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