The horrors of fatherhood are unlike any you will have seen or felt before.
What can we as parents do to help teach our children how to be respectful towards others?
Not even the professionals can give you a definitive answer, they can only give you their best guess.
If you don’t have “The Talk” early with your child, they will hear it from someone else, and might not be what you want them to hear.
I get that you might not want to be a dad right now, or ever.
Consciously parenting is knowing when to lean back and when to lean in. How can a parent know when to do what?

The World From tiger to free-range parents – what research says about pros and cons of popular parenting styles

What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen authors race to coin the next quirky name for a new style of parenting.

Parenty Building a better child

You as a parent want only the best for your child. And the best might not necessarily mean the most expensive, but rather that you will not tolerate a poor level of training, especially in your child’s developmental years

The World Too much love: helicopter parents could be raising anxious, narcissistic children

Children are living at home for longer, so parents have more time to be overly protective of them.

Parenty The cycle of fatherlessness

The statistics are shocking, showing over 60% of South African kids are in homes without fathers.

Toddler 5 reasons why I don’t agree with the anti-vax movement

As one mom on Facebook, so eloquently put it: “People say ‘well what did people do before vaccines/antibiotics/pasteurisation?’ as if that’s an argument for going natural. They died, Carol. A lot of people died.”

Primary Schooler Geocaching – an outdoor family activity

In this day and age, while technology rules the roost, getting our kids outdoors can be difficult. Surfing the Web on Ipads, “connecting” with friends through social media apps on smartphones, or (if you’re old-school) playing games on Xbox or PlayStation, often takes preference over getting out, running around, rolling on the grass and jumping in the pool.

Momming Will my children always talk to me?

I’ve been pondering this question for a while now. I suspect that, as my kids get older, they might not always want to tell me what’s on their hearts.

Primary Schooler Do moms get the back to school blues?

Looking at the face of this nervous, anxious child doing their best to be brave. There might even be a tear shed, from all parties involved. You force yourself to ignore that gnawing feeling in the pit of your stomach, to go give one more hug, and you turn around and leave them at school.

Toddler Wake up, mommy, you are dreaming

At some point, I hope that the fantasy of parenthood that I retain will be replaced with the reality that I have come to know.

Toddler Were the good old days really that good?

There were many aspects of ‘the good old days’ that to label not great, is being quite kind. So, what can we learn from the past?

Parenty Can we ever really keep our kids safe?

Can we really, as parents, keep our children safe from harm, heart-ache, horror or hardship? I think there is too much in this world to guard against, therefore the best way to protect is to prepare.

Playtime Family holidays are just the best, aren’t they?

Family holidays are both a dream and a nightmare, especially when it is with the broader family. The travel time, the close quarters, the differing parenting styles, the relationship dynamics…

Primary Schooler Back to school sucks, or does it?

(READ TIME: 7 MINS) Back to school can be a traumatic time for both parents and kids. But some moms are harbouring a shameful secret, the truth of how they really feel about their children starting school or going back to school…

Toddler Why can’t they just go to sleep already?

I say they are my favourites, but are they really? Or am I just too exhausted to care?


 


 


 

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