Stages of development – what to expect from your child at different ages

It’s important when encouraging a child to thrive that we only impose age appropriate expectations on them, expecting too much or too little of the child may hinder their development. Generally speaking, there are several stages of development that most children go through around the same age, and understanding a child’s capabilities at each stage helps to set reasonable expectations and guide appropriate reactions to their behaviours.

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Common unhelpful thinking traps parents fall into

We are hearing a lot about the dangers of helicopter parenting these days, but society is structured in such a way that it can be hard to avoid, even when we are trying to. This article highlights some of the common thoughts that result in an overprotective parenting style so that we can challenge these thoughts and remain effective parents, as opposed to society perceived ‘perfect’ ones.

Teaching Kids Respect

More and more we are seeing children, teenagers and young adults that do not show any respect towards others; not to their teachers, not to their peers, not to authority. It is a worrying trend. As parents we need to teach them to respect others, to respect themselves, and to respect the family as a…