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. Are E-books More Expensive Than Paperback Textbooks?
    Text books are not necessarily just paperback books anymore. Some schools make use of e-books. Let's take a look at some of the hidden costs that you should prepare for. Digital costs Buying the tablet. Sometimes your child’s tablet is included in the school fees, the school might offer a down payment option, it could be partially or fully funded or you could be responsible for buying your child a tablet. Paying for the material and software being used. Software updates. Screens and other
  2. Living Up To My Teacher’s Expectations
    Take some time to think about how you make your students feel. Do they know that you believe in them or can they sense you’ve given up?     What a teacher believe of a student has power It’s not overselling the influence a teacher has when we say that what a teacher expect from their students will come true. I’ve experienced this first hand as a student and as a teacher and I’ve heard these narratives play out in the therapy room of children who struggle academically at school. I didn’t like
  3. 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
  4. 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
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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