Psychologist Mama
@MarindaBotha4 
Welcome to my thoughts on parenting and development. I believe that when a child is in the right conditions they will flourish and bloom...
The daisy symbolises cheerfulness, innocence, and sincerity - exactly like a child's spirit.
My Blog
  1. Family Meetings That Works
    Family meetings can help create closeness between family members if it’s done in a way where everyone feels like they have a voice.  ​ Guidelines for parents Introduce family meetings from a young age and keep it on your child’s level. Keep it informal enough to ensure that everyone feels at ease. There should be no distractions like phones being answered, the television playing in the background, someone reading or visitors waiting for you to finish. Don’t be pressed for time. Put time aside
  2. Establishing a Healthy Parent-Teacher Relationship
    You want to get along with your child’s teacher and keep the relationship professional. Here’s how you can do exactly that.     Don’t be confrontational, the teacher is not the enemy, they are there to work with you to unlock your child’s potential. If anything is bothering you try to have a friendly conversation about what you can do together to fix this.    Don’t try to socialise and become the teacher’s best friend. Being friendly is great, but teachers can’t chat to every parent for half an
  3. Are You Financially Ready For Term 2?
    Starting the new term might mean some educational expenses specific to this time of year will come your way. The following are possible things that you will have to pay for in term 2 of the school year: School fees if you pay your school fees per term. Additional stationery that your child might need. Sometimes you only know which things they will need once the school year is in full swing. It could also be that they are starting with summaries for exam time and might need additional files,
  4. Healthy Saves You Money
    I’ve often heard how people believe that it’s expensive to keep healthy. And this is true to some extent. Getting fresh healthy food is sometimes more expensive than takeaways, buying vitamins are expensive and joining a gym, for example, could be expensive. These aren’t the only ways to keep healthy and if you find the affordable alternatives like buying from a farmer’s market, getting active by playing outside with your kids and letting them take part in the extra murals at school that’s
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Some of my favourite
parenting quotes:
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents. - Jane D. Hull
 
A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it. - Frank A. Clark
 
Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day. - Taylor Hanson
 
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. - Charles R. Swindoll