Life skills for our children

I believe swimming to be an important life skill for children both for fun and safety

What life skills do children need?

Outside of the three R’s we expect our children’s traditional education will provide what life skills are on your list for children? Continue reading “Life skills for our children”

40 Reasons to have a homebirth. Some may surprise you.

Women have many reasons to choose homebirth.

40 Reasons to have a home birth

Have you ever wondered why women choose to homebirth?

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Dr Phil on spoiling your children

Your primary job as a parent is to prepare your child for how the world really works.

Dr Phil on spoiling your children

Whatever you think of American celebrity Psychologist Dr Phil. His influence and popularity cannot be denied.I am personally a fan because of his no nonsense attitude and zero tolerance for bullshit and sugar coating.

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Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.

Parenting is a continuous series of decisions you must make for your child.

Instincts don’t lie. They are your soul talking, your inner voice and they are the reason you should ignore parenting advice. Including mine. Continue reading “Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.”

Helicopter parenting: Are we doing too much for our children?

Helicopter parents are so named because, like helicopters, they hover overhead, overseeing their child’s life.

SO WHAT IS A HELICOPTER PARENT?

Helicopter parents are so named because, like┬áhelicopters, they hover overhead, overseeing their child’s life.

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New Love

I often inwardly groaned when friends would share their Grandies latest achievements. Now I gloat with equal enthusiasm.

How can we love another as much as the first?

When my first child was born I could not comprehend how I could love another baby as much as this one, a deeply as this one, as completely.

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What can I do to help: Part 1

Newsflash women. Our partner cannot read our mind.

Parenting, the first 2 weeks

This information is useful for anyone who is just about to have a baby, has had one, or knows someone who has. There is so much we can do to help.

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