Category: Parenting

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How to be a Better Listener to your Child

I’m just finishing off the last email for the day when my little one comes up next to me and starts telling me about how the pony in the story she is reading is hurt. My first urge is to tell her, “Can we talk about it after a while? I just need to finish this email.” But, on second thoughts, in half an hour she has forgotten all about the pony. And the pony is as important to her as my email is to me!

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Exciting School’s-First-day-traditions

It is always tough for children to come back to school routine school, after a nice relaxing vacation full of sleep, eat and have fun regardless of time limits. Accordingly, when it is time to start a new academic year, every child deals with anxiety which can be avoided by mentally preparing them in advance. The ways in which you can prepare your child really depends on the parents. 

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First Day of School for 4-year-old

It is never easy for children to come to terms with a new phase in their lives – SCHOOL. The transformation from carefree preschoolers to responsible first-graders can be quite a change, especially if they are not prepared for it. To avoid facing certain difficulties and wisely preparing children for the first day at school, here are some guidelines.

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Tips to Give your Child a Home-Haircut

Hairdressers – haven’t we all been missing them? Although they may all open quite soon, all available time slots may be quickly taken. Or, a lot us paranoid mums would prefer to avoid taking our kids to the hairdresser altogether.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just give him a cool trim or her a simple tweak? Well, many mums are actually snipping away.  And for the others, who would like to ‘fix’ your child’s hair temporarily at home, here’s what you can do to make it fun for all!

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Homeschooling – How to Stay Sane!

Just as I got the 4th child into school, we are told to home school!  The benefits of homeschooling are, not having the stress of the school run, or juggling after-school clubs. Time is a little more flexible and I don’t need to worry about showing my great adventures on Facebook or glamming up for socializing with yummy mummy’s. On the other hand, homeschooling means HOMESCHOOLING! I’m running between all the children trying to make sure they have learnt something, eaten something, done some exercise and not killed each other before three o’clock. Phew! So let’s break it down and try to stay sane.