Psychologist Mama
@MarindaBotha4 
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
 
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. My Child Is An Introvert
    What does it mean to be an introvert? We often think that you are either an introvert or an extrovert, but it’s more likely that you are somewhere in between. An introvert could have a need for alone time, a slower social calendar and usually loves introspection. Turning inward provides comfort and energises them. It would thus depend on where on the continuum you lie, how much of the above you will need. Is there a difference between a shy and an introverted child? To describe every shy
  2. Boosting Reading Confidence
    Reading can open doors, thoughts, and imagination, making it a very important skill to master. The way our school system and most assessments are structured also makes reading very important for scholastic performance. It is no wonder then that parents and teachers are so focused on reading skills. One of the things that are often not given enough attention, is reading confidence. People and children tend to have confidence in the things that they know they are good at. The confidence leads
  3. Teenager Safety Over The Holidays
    With small children we hold their hand, we go everywhere with them, we make sure they sleep when they should and that they are buckled up when we drive. Your teenager, however, might have a social schedule of their own over the holidays. Although it’s natural to become more independent, there are a few things that you could do to ensure their safety. Always know where your kids are, who they will visit, how they will get there, what time they plan to be back et cetera. Know your child’s
  4. Schoolwork & Holidays
    Parents often ask: “How can I keep my child focused on their school work during the holidays?” And I always tell them the same thing: “You shouldn’t!” Our children need a break, they need to rest, they need to play and they need to be bored. Think about the way you look forward to your leave and the downtime you plan for yourself. Developmental specialist will all tell you that play is serious learning and your child can acquire all the skills they need for scholastic success through play
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