Here’s how you can help your toddler understand this important moment in history… By counselling psychologist Reabetsoe Buys While we as adults understand the history and significance of Youth Day and our country’s emotional, political history; our children don’t yet have the life experience, psychological
The pandemic and lockdown have changed children’s lives in many ways. Disrupted routines, uncertainty and parental anxiety can have an impact on children’s mental health. We spoke to counselling psychologist Reabetsoe Buys about the mental health effects she is seeing in kids, and tips for
Over the past couple of months, parents have been faced with a grave task – remote learning and helping our children navigate this territory Supervising and helping out with homework is one thing, but ensuring our children are learning new concepts everyday is something else.
In the safety briefing before a plane takes off, we’re always told to “secure your own oxygen mask first before you attempt to assist someone else with theirs” This is because in an emergency, we need to equip ourselves with what we need (in this
Our parenting style refers to various elements of parenting such as warmth and nurturing, communication, control and disciplinary strategies Research over the past few decades highlights four main parenting styles: • Authoritarian • Authoritative • Permissive • Uninvolved Authoritarian parenting These parents believe that children
One of our main roles as parents is to model and foster positive communication habits in our children This leads to a positive self-concept which later influences our child’s confidence, motivation and capacity to deal with stress and negative experiences. When communicating with your child,