By Mikaela Griffiths Bester, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist When your child’s defiant behaviour starts wearing you down, do you find yourself giving in to avoid an evening-long tantrum? Do you feel powerless to enforce discipline at home? Try these creative activities to improve your child’s behaviour. Initiate them with your child and explain how they … Read moreCreative Interventions for the Defiant Child
Times have changed. Gone are the days where we used to ask our children, “So what do you want to be when you grow up?”. Now we are asking ourselves, “How are my children going to get a job when they grow up?”, Because over the last decade, young people between the ages of 15-34 … Read moreWhy you should enroll your child into the Young Entrepreneurs 2018 class
By Janet Bands – Teacher and Mentor Cell: 072 688 6800 Do you often hear your pre-school child or your friend’s or family’s pre-school child talking to an Imaginary friend (made-up person?) To you or another person it may seem as though the child is talking into thin air. If told that there is nothing … Read moreImaginary Playmates
Author: Dr Steve Buys – Marriage and Family Therapist 1. Teach children to ask permission before touching or embracing a playmate. Use language such as, “Sarah, let’s ask Joel if he would like to hug bye-bye.” If Joel says “no” to this request, cheerfully tell your child, “That’s okay, Sarah! Let’s wave bye-bye to Joe and … Read moreTeach your kids about consent
By Chrizelle Prinsloo Children who suffer from fear of failure experience debilitating anxiety before writing an exam, taking part in sport or performing a recital. A moderate level of anxiety before such events is normal and can be expected before an exam or a solo performance. However, their fear of failure could lead to them … Read moreFear of Failure – Too Scared To Try
By Jesica Slabbert Providing a safe space for leaping, diving, skimming and just overall friendly fun, jumping castles and slides remain a popular adventure obstacle for kids of all ages and fitness levels. Since 2009, Mr Jump, which was started by Kevin Freeman, has affordably kept kids entertained at parties or occupied at events like … Read moreAdd some bounce to your kid’s party with Mr Jump Jumping Castles!