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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
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