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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Darling, you have changed!
    If you asked me to describe myself 6 years ago, I would’ve definitely used words like “organised” and “neat”. I loved things to be perfect and in the right place. Our house would’ve been presentable at any time of the day or night and my family knew this about me. A few weeks ago my mom came through to our house one morning to meet me for an appointment that we had together. I knew she would arrive while I was still dropping of the kids of at school so I left her a key. When I got home she
  4. Co-sleeping
    The sticker When I woke up this morning next to my little girl she was already half awake looking at me. Suddenly she sat up. 2.5 year old: Morning mommy, I’m going to give you a sticker! (huge smile on her face) Me: Thanks my darling. (holding out my hand to receive the make-believe sticker) 2.5 year old: I don’t have a sticker in the bed mom, I’m going to give you one in the kitchen. Okay, so obviously she wants to give me a real sticker! I must’ve done something right… Me: Why am I
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