Category: Teenage

Homework assistance

I remember attending a conference last year, when another psychologist said, “We are meant to love our children unconditionally, but this is hard to do when you have to battle through homework with them!” As much as this is amusing, unfortunately there is an element of truth to this; it is amazing how many parents I speak to who ask for help to get their kids through their homework in the afternoons with as little hassle and fighting as possible. So, I’ve decided to share with you some pearls of wisdom gathered over the years from various sources, in order to help the homework process become as painless as possible for you and your children.

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Emigrating with children

Unfortunately we are living in a time where many people are leaving their countries to settle in other parts of the world. The thing is, certain events in a person’s life are considered to be stressful and, the more stressed a person is, the more susceptible they are to illnesses, amongst other things. Events that are likely to cause difficulties for people have been ranked and given a stress number according to how much of an impact they will have on your life, with 100 (death of a spouse) being the most stressful. Consider the following, which almost always feature when emigrating:

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Developmental charts

This is a basic developmental chart that outlines broad guidelines as to what the average child is achieving at that particular …

Homework assistance

I remember attending a conference last year, when another psychologist said, “We are meant to love our children unconditionally, …

Choosing age-appropriate toys

Children’s needs are relatively simple; they need to be given food, warmth, shelter, stimulation and unconditional love. …