The 6 key significant relationships in our lifetime | Parenting Hub
Our whole life revolves around relationships. In fact we were born to be in relationships and to have a connection with others – we are social animals by nature, we need to be social to survive and society determines our human personality.
Help your toddler survive your divorce | Parenting Hub
Divorce is unpleasant, emotional and can be a downright hurtful experience. The problem is that we sometimes forget that we aren’t the only ones experiencing this pain. Often our children suffer an unnecessary degree of hurt as a result of our incompatibility with our chosen partner…
Protecting Your Young Children's Teeth | Parenting Hub
It is possible for children to reach adulthood without ever experiencing tooth decay. ButÂ to ensure this, good oral health should begin in infancy. Parents must provide this care in theirÂ childâs early years. Later, parents will need to instruct, monitor and motivate the children to maintain good oral health habits. Children learn healthy practices from their parents, so parents must be good role models.
Teaching Tolerance | Parenting Hub
Nelson Mandela once said: âNo one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its oppositeâ.
Stopping Night Feeds In A Young Toddler | Parenting Hub
"BY ANN RICHARDSON It is important to note that everyone wakes up spontaneously many times during the night. So, even if Â your toddler is âsleeping throughâ the fact is that he is probably waking up at least 4 â 5 times a night. Â Most of the time he will simply stir, turn over or call out, but will be able to go back to sleep.Â
To Chiro Or Not To Chiro | Parenting Hub
"By Dr. Nicole Louw MTech Chiropractic (UJ) MCASA Is chiropractic safe for my children?Why should my child get checked, she feelsÂ fine? You have your childrenâs teeth checked, and most schools do an eye andÂ hearing exam yearly, so why donât you have regular health check ups?Â ChildrenâsÂ bodies are physically weaker than adults, so they have a better chance ofÂ experiencing spinal subluxations (a vertebrae out of place that is pinching a nerveÂ and causing problems) while doing every…
Potty Talk… | Parenting Hub
Potty training isnât the easiest thing to do, but for the most part it runs fairly smoothly â a couple of accidents here and there, a bit of frustration, many hours of potty entertainment, and eventual mastery. But what happens when you seem to have got it all down and suddenly your 3 year old is afraid to make a poo?
Sardines Yuck! But they can make your baby smarter | Parenting Hub
Sardines are so crucial to your childâs development, that little tins of the stuff should be included in the baby gift bags that the hospital sends you home with.Â There are some aspects of motherhood that truly embody the concept of self-sacrifice. Feeding your baby sardines is at the top of this list. And while sardines may be at the bottom of the aquatic food chain, theyâre the ultimate brain food for your baby.
How To Grocery Shop With A Baby | Parenting Hub
"Yesterday I started a baby massage class. I was disappointed to find out that it would be me massaging my baby, and not the other way round. Surely I deserve a little bit of deep tissue love? It should be payback for never having any time for myself. Carterâs going through a growth spurt (well, thatâs what the books say, as apparently âpossessed by demonsâ isnât appropriate).
Nurturing Parents | Parenting Hub
"It takes perseverance to steer and guide the child throughout their childhood. Iron-clad skin is a must, along with the ability to exhibit extreme effort in most circumstances. Demonstrating an endless capacity to forgive, and to be dependable twenty-four seven are definite qualifications. We cannot omit a limitless time for talking and listening and patience when we have none left. It is necessary to show restraint especially when it is least deserved.
The Problem With Mommy Groups | Parenting Hub
"Falling pregnant is (relatively) easy. Being pregnant, and then spawning a baby, is the hard part. Itâs only until you have this tiny, helpless infant in your arms that you think to yourself âso, now what?â. I think I spent my entire pregnancy in denial - under a false illusion that once baby was here I would know exactly what to do, and that everything would magically fall into place. Except, it didnât.
The Busy Parent's Guide | Parenting Hub
The days of housewives and lazy weekends in the garden are almost extinct.Â Most parents that I know these days need the double income and spend their weekends doing shopping and housework and catching up on other personal stuff that doesnât fit in to their 8-5 working schedule.Â And then you have people like me telling you to spend quality time with your kids; that they need your presence and your full attention in order to blossom into the awesome human beings they were meant to…
The Importance Of Taste Experience With Your Child | Parenting Hub
One of the biggest challenges I see in my practice is picky eating, whether in healthy children or kiddies struggling with underlying medical issues.Â While it is generallyÂ âjust a phaseâ, itâs a phase we would ideally like to avoid â it can be incredibly frustrating for mom and dad, and has repercussions for healthâ at this critical stage of development,
When You Feel Like Your Best Is Not Enough | Parenting Hub
Your role as âProviding Parentâ is a lot more work that you initially thought it would be and you just donât get around to doing all the things you want to do.Â You feel best when all your chores are completed perfectly and your children have had your undivided attentionâ¦but that hasnât happened in a very long while because maybe, just maybe, your expectations of what you are able to achieve as a non-superhuman is too HIGH!
How Does The Word "Don't" Influence Your Child | Parenting Hub
"Have you ever wondered why your kids do exactly what you asked them not to? Itâs a general complaint that parents have and yet the answer and the solution are not that complicated. The solution comes in understanding how our minds process information. Believe it or not, our minds process information in pictures, not words. And by pictures, I mean full representations including sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Words are abstractions of information and cannot replace experiences.