Psychologist Mama
@MarindaBotha4 
About Me
With all my studies in Education and Psychology, my kids provide my biggest and most valuable learning experiences.
Qualifications 
 
I started teaching in 2004 while still studying. After completing my Education degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2006, I took a special interest in psychology. I went on to complete my Honours and Masters degree at the University of Pretoria and qualified as an Educational Psychologist in 2009.
 
I remained in the schooling system with my role changing from educator to school psychologist where I got the opportunity to address a lot of the issues I saw in the classroom on an individual basis. 
 
In addition I also entered private practice and qualified as a BabyGym instructor in 2009. My focus were on developmental classes with moms and their babies, the prevention of learning difficulties, learning difficulties, emotional difficulties, career guidance, accommodations/concessions and school readiness. I especially enjoyed giving parents guidance as I felt that the parent’s role in the intervention process were crucial for success.
 
The fact that parents often felt left in the dark with regards to their children’s therapy or the education system, sparked this interest on even further.
 
Demystifying educational and developmental issues one parent at a time was very satisfying. I'm now doing this on a platform that could potentially reach millions of parents by writing about these topics. This for me is exhilarating.
 
Why should you care about what I have to say?
 
I speak from the theoretical knowledge of a psychologist and educator, but I also refer back to my experience as parent.  That being said, you might know more than me.... Whatever the reason for you reading my blogs, I hope you 
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enjoy the journey of being a parent and trying to do everything right for your kids with me.
 
They are in fact the most precious extensions of ourselves, even if they drive us crazy at times!
Blog themes:
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