Understanding Bullying Behaviour

2020-04-22T19:19:53+00:00Child Behaviour, Parenting|

Understanding Bullying Behaviour Moms and dads often despair when their beautiful child starts showing aggressive behaviour and bullying other children. To be honest, this behaviour might even be apparent from early on, although it often seems to develop as part of toddlerhood. Many parents first notice bullying or aggressive [...]

Leaving babies to cry is cruel!

2020-04-22T17:25:55+00:00Baby, Child Behaviour, Parenting|

Leaving babies to cry is cruel! Quite honestly, I am exasperated by a number of mantras I constantly hear about how to deal with crying babies. Let’s be honest and see the bigger picture. “Self-soothing” is the idea that babies should learn to comfort themselves using another device like [...]

Thumb Sucking – A Perfect Imperfection?

2020-04-22T20:07:19+00:00Child Behaviour|

Thumb Sucking – A Perfect Imperfection? Sucking – whether on dummies, breasts, bottle teats, thumbs, or other fingers – is a deep-seated physical and emotional survival strategy. Unfortunately, the media and childcare advisors portray sucking as a character weakness, a bad habit, and a danger to dental development. However, [...]

A Broken Home Should Not Mean A Broken Child

2020-04-17T08:46:07+00:00Child Behaviour|

A Broken Home Should Not Mean A Broken Child South Africa is unfortunate enough to have one of the highest separation and divorce rates in the Western world. This inevitably sees many children hailing from ‘broken’ homes. I put ‘broken’ in inverted commas, because although almost anything is [...]

Sister Lilian Centre’s Top 9 Discipline Guidelines

2020-04-23T15:51:25+00:00Child Behaviour|

Sister Lilian Centre’s Top 9 Discipline Guidelines Discipline is one of those ‘sensitive’ parenting issues, and yet, it really doesn’t need to be. After all, the purpose of discipline is to raise confident, caring, compassionate, socially well-adjusted children through to young adulthood. By nature, young children are self-centered (it [...]