Let Kids Play

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    Let Kids Play
    According to a new study by the Children's Play Policy Forum, play can boost a child's development, including their independent learning skills, languageand problem-solving. On top of improving their physical and mental health, playtime can…Read more...

    The Importance of Family Pets

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    The Importance of Family Pets
    I can jump on the bandwagon as well and also discuss some of the more obvious reasons why a family pet can make for a really important addition to the family, but I won’t since…Read more...

    Supporting Your Child’s Long-Shot Dream Career Choice

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    Supporting Your Child’s Long-Shot Dream Career Choice
    One of my boys came home from school one day convinced he’d found his “calling in life” and yes, he actually did refer to it as a calling, although I suspect he’d heard that word…Read more...

    When is the Right Time for the Birds and the Bees Talk?

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    When is the Right Time for the Birds and the Bees Talk?
    As if just being around to make sure your children don’t eventually find those creative ways to kill themselves they seem to be looking for as they grow up isn’t enough of a challenge on…Read more...

    Get Involved with Your Children’s Education

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    Get Involved with Your Children’s Education
    Having been involved in my children’s Parents and Teachers Association (PTA), I’ve had the pleasure of being able to look in on the lives of this great institution we call the school and also to…Read more...

    When Children Reach the Experimental Stage

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    When Children Reach the Experimental Stage
    One of the biggest challenges parents will ever have to deal with in their lives is that dreaded period in your children’s lives when they reach the experimental phase. From the time they become conscious…Read more...

    Creating a Dynamic Domestic Environment for the Kids to Thrive In

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    Creating a Dynamic Domestic Environment for the Kids to Thrive In
    This isn’t the in OCD me speaking here, but rather just a parent who has made an observation -- not that I can ever really separate myself from my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. So anyway, I’ve…Read more...

    Kids and Money Matters – An Ongoing Life Lesson

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    Kids and Money Matters – An Ongoing Life Lesson
    Parenthood sometimes presents us with rather exciting lessons to learn ourselves in trying to teach those very lessons to our kids, for instance, I just don’t know what on earth I used to do with…Read more...

    The Importance of Developing and Maintaining Family Traditions

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    The Importance of Developing and Maintaining Family Traditions
    I found myself deep in thought one day, with my OCD mind unpacking some of the family traditions I’d been subjected to growing up, many of which I must say I successfully managed to get…Read more...

    When Your Children Start Questioning the Meaning of Life

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    When Your Children Start Questioning the Meaning of Life
    As part of my lifelong OCD ‘treatment’ I used to have a bi-weekly session with a specialised psychologist who’s been a big part of my life since my late teenage years. She was the one…Read more...