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.
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
 
My Blog
  1. How To Praise Your Child
    “This was well thought through” – “Well done”: Process vs End-Result Praise      The way in which we give our children feedback and the hidden messages in the feedback, can determine how they approach future tasks, how they experience success and how their self-esteem develops. We tend to only give End-Result Feedback to our children from a very young age. This can be when we praise or criticize the end-result of their effort by saying things like, “You are so clever”, “That’s a beautiful
  2. Summer & Water Safety
    Drowning statistics are frightening and you can never be careful enough with water and children. That's one of the reasons I consider swimming lessons such a great extra mural. I started my children with water safety lessons from the age of 6 months old and they love swimming. That being said, when they get a fright they might forget EVERYTHING they were taught. I experienced this when my son was 4.5 years old. He was definitely already water safe and a good swimmer, but he fell of a floater and
  3. My dad the soccer mom
    It used to be the mom’s responsibility to get the kids to school, soccer practice, music lessons and play dates. With women entering more leadership roles in the corporate environment, the everyday tasks of raising kids also shifted. It’s not strange to see a dad doing the school run or arrive at a birthday party on a weekday. It’s all about flexibility at work and whichever parent has more, will do more for the kids. This might be frowned upon by some of the older generations, but if you
  4. Use Technology Wisely
    If you’ve seen a parent or nanny nod absently to a child not looking them in the eye when the child asks something, or a toddler throwing a tantrum until they get handed the phone and their eyes instantly gets a blank stare, or when you catch yourself browsing your phone while in the traffic, or when you go on a date night and both of you sit on your phone instead of chatting to each other, or when your teenager doesn’t answer you because apparently they really can’t hear you while they are on
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