The Power Of Saying Yes

The Power Of Saying Yes
This week I was wondering why my daughter and I were feeling disconnected from each other. We’d been busy, and so much of my time was spent figuring out how to get us out the door, how to use giggles to get her to co-operate etc. Suddenly I was realising that I was focusing so ...

Three Steps to Academic Success

Three Steps to Academic Success
Thirty thousand. 30,000! That’s the number of words scientists say you should be speaking to your child daily to increase his chances of academic success. Most parents reach and exceed this magic number, but how do you know if your child is really benefiting from your efforts? Do you feel you might be choosing the ...

When Help Is There

When Help Is There
I first want to say, my heart goes out… to all parents who don’t have any kind of help and support; for moms with several young kids; for single moms or moms whose husbands are deployed or away on work trips; for families of triplets (or more! God bless them); for families with children who ...

Leaving The House

21. March 2016 Parenting 0
Leaving The House
As a dad to two (now three), I have learnt that getting the whole family out the door and into the car can be a challenge. It can involve explaining over and over again where we are going and what we are doing, negotiating clothing choices so as to match climactic conditions, finding matching shoes ...