Recent events and current statistics highlight that, as a nation, we have a serious problem when it comes to domestic violence. While there’s no easy solution, together we can do our part to stop violence against women. If you’re a parent or guardian, you can play an important role. Most studies show that a boy’s disrespect towards girls generally begins in childhood.
Kids of all ages are excellent at wearing down the resistance of a parent who denies permission for them to go somewhere due to lack of safety or suitability concerns. Unfortunately many kids use annoying methods such as:- repetition ( Can I go? Can I go? Can I go?) ;
- questioning ( Why can’t I go?);
- guilt ( You never let me go anywhere!);
- nagging ( Can I, can I, can I go, pleeease!) and
- whining ( Ahhh! Whyyy Caaan’t I gooo!)
Who’s for a quick game of cards?
Card games help reinforce maths strategies learnt at school in a fun and informal way. They let children learn from experience, develop ‘mathematical fluency’ and improve memory and confidence.
Here are 10 great games to play with your children to sharpen up their primary maths skills ...
You wouldn't send your kid to a sleepover without telling the parents about your kid's allergies or bedtime bugaboos. Why not use the same logic with screen time rules?
We know it's hard to do. It can feel like you're being judgmental or don't trust the other person to take good care of your child. But if you have strong preferences about what and when your child consumes media, you need to speak up even when you're not around to supervise.
So your child’s doing just fine at school: No problems with grades or homework, seems happy with their friends, no complaints from any of the teaching staff. Do you really need to attend that parent teacher meeting?
Or maybe your child hates school, is always in trouble and you just can’t face seeing their teacher to hear all about it … Again!