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. Holiday Fun
    You don’t have to spend a lot of money these holidays to make your kids love every minute! Kids need attention, not more stuff...   Try some of these fun holiday activities that speaks to the gift list:
  2. Failing A Grade & Still Being Okay
    Your child should repeat a grade, what now? A good place to start is to find out why your child failed. It shouldn’t come as a surprise and if it did, you need to take immediate action. Meet with the teacher Get your child assessed by an Educational Psychologist Develop a support plan where you decide how your child can be best supported from all the reports and input. This could include extra lessons, a tutor, therapy, an accommodation et cetera Involve your child throughout the process and
  3. 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
  4. 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
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