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. Anxious To Go To School
    Schools have been open for about a month now and most children would have settled in in their new class.  But, for the more anxious child and/or parent, this might not be as easy and your child might still cry and cling on to you. We can’t and shouldn’t avoid everything that makes them a bit anxious, but the morning drop-off can break your heart if you don’t know what to do about it. The best first step is to determine where the anxiousness comes from. This way you can address it better.
  2. A Teacher's New Year's Resolution
    As a teacher, you will have to fulfil several different roles at school, one of which could be that of a career counsellor. Although this is not what you studied, the influence that you can have on a child’s career path should never be underestimated. The good news is that you can give this informal guidance without putting extra time out for it. Try out some of the ways with which you can help your students discover career paths: Be passionate about the children and your subject and explain
  3. My Child With Diabetes Is Going To School
    Managing diabetes If you are a parent who has a child with diabetes, you know that this condition has to be managed 24/7. Children play and forget to check sugar levels, they are tempted to eat something they shouldn’t in social situations and they are in fact, just kids. So even if they are educated and trained around their condition and managing it, they will always need the support of the adults around them. These tips can help you make sure that they have the support they need: At
  4. Diabetes In My Classroom – Tips For Teachers
    Educate yourself As soon as you find out that there is a child with diabetes in your classroom, you should educate yourself around this. This could mean that you talk to the parents, talk to a healthcare practitioner and/or do your own research. You should find out which type of diabetes the child has and read up on that to make sure that you know what is happening with the child in front of you and what you can do to help them manage the condition. www.KidsHealth.org defines diabetes as
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