Tag Archives: child care

Cause for celebration

The first day of school is one to celebrate, so plan something special as a gift to yourselves, the parents. This is an important milestone. You have spent thousands of hours caring, guiding and helping, thinking about and working for this five-year-old who is now launched into their school years. Congratulations. Clare, 26 ‘We had saved ...

Harmony and happiness

How can parents nurture their child’s spiritual development? Here are some ways in which we help our children (and ourselves) to appreciate the fullness of life: Compassion This means considering the feelings of other people and living things. By thinking this way, one is able to act with kindness arising from empathy. Little children have lots of ...

Enjoying visits to the doctor and dentist

Your child can become familiar and comfortable with these visits by seeing you being examined by a doctor and having your teeth checked by a dentist. Wait until they are old enough to ask questions (approximately two years plus) or take another adult along to mind the child. Preferably, don’t start when you are having ...

Thinking games

With each activity, adjust the difficulty to match what you think your child can understand. This is a pretend game, in which the parent takes the lead. Right, we’ll play the pretend present game. I’ve got a present for you. (Parent thinks of something exciting to pretend they have to give the child.) Okay, thank you. Now you ...