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. Is Your Child School Ready?
    Grade R or Grade 0 Different schools might refer to the year before Grade 1 as either Grade R or Grade 0. This is the year in which your child is Received into the world of more formal education. They prepare for Grade 1, but should still be very focused on sensory input and play. They should create excitement about “big school” and learning and lay a solid foundation for reading and writing by developing the foundation skills. If the foundation is strong, there should be no reason why your
  2. Spanking Your Child
    Children need boundaries and rules, this makes them feel safe. Carrying the consequences for unacceptable behaviour is also something that can contribute positively to their development if the consequences are consistent and appropriate. With the new laws against physical punishment, the appropriateness of physical punishment was high lighted once again. Physical punishment includes anything that causes physical pain, for example, spanking, slapping, pinching or even putting pepper in a
  3. Mid-year Report Cards & What To Do With Them
    It’s that time of the year! After the big mid-year exams your child will receive a mid-year report card. In recent years, schools have started to assess children differently. They don’t just focus on recalling information, but also on interpreting and applying the information. There might be theoretical and practical components to the assessment. That is why it’s important to understand the way they will assess your child even before exams start. This is what you should do with the mid-year
  4. My Child Is An Introvert
    What does it mean to be an introvert? We often think that you are either an introvert or an extrovert, but it’s more likely that you are somewhere in between. An introvert could have a need for alone time, a slower social calendar and usually loves introspection. Turning inward provides comfort and energises them. It would thus depend on where on the continuum you lie, how much of the above you will need. Is there a difference between a shy and an introverted child? To describe every shy
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