Babies at birth can already recognize a story that has been told to them in the womb, can distinguish between different languages and ecognize their mother’s voice. The sounds that they hear in the womb and in early life are literally changing the structure of their brains as they make new connections.Read more
What I’ve learned is that my preoccupation and obsessive need to keep things organised and controlled is where my failure lies in being a better parent.Read more
Imagine for a moment that you’re five years old.
Can you think of anything better than: a singing puppet named Webster the Spider, the goddess Athena and her rival Arachne, a set of gorgeous shadow puppets to show off the Labours of Hercules, and live guitar music?Read more
This show is just too sweet! But besides being the last word in awesomeness for kids, it features some brilliant humour and nuances that the moms and dads will appreciate. Add to that, the catchy music, and the whole family will be bopping in their seats.Read more
Goodness, did my two love this show!
Seussical The Musical Jr. is the Peoples’ Theatre version of the fabulous and fantastical Broadway show, in which the Cat in the Hat narrates a special storyRead more
On a basic level manners help us get on with people in a specific society, at a specific period in time. Manners are time and culture specific, so our discussions around manners with our children can go beyond where and when we are right now and help them to be world citizensRead more
I think a lot of thought needs to go into buying gifts for anyone so that they actually use and appreciate it. There’s also the issue of me not wanting the kids to feel entitled, I want them to realise that not everyone has the luxury of receiving gifts and wearing brand new clothes each special occasion. So how do we balance this without giving a sermon ..Read more
I’ve just spent almost a week without my kids at home for the first time ever. And I’m sure you’ve guessed it – it’s been quiet, relaxing and restful. Who knew I was actually that tired that I managed to sleep for almost 16 straight hours!Read more
Most gifted kids end up like an unwrapped gift – they are a group of the most unrecognized and misdiagnosed children around today. They are some of the children most often found in a variety of therapies because they don’t fit in the normal schooling mould and we don’t know what to do with them.Read more
Many people are unaware that there is a difference between a tantrum and a meltdown. While both may involve screaming, kicking, shouting, biting and even swearing, there are some fundamental differences.Read more
Mommies and Daddy’s’ don’t despair! Or Maybe still do just a little lol.
On a serious note, don’t we all know of that one bad habit or attachment that we so desperately try to break our babies or toddlers away from?Read more