hugging children

8 Amazing Reasons to Hug Your Child Every Day

Author and family therapist Virginia Satir once said, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth”. Indeed, the benefits of hugging are boundless as it does wonders to a child’s cognitive and emotional development. Research has shown that children thrive in environments where they are showered with love constantly … Continue reading 8 Amazing Reasons to Hug Your Child Every Day

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8 Strategies to Get Your Children to Listen When You Talk

When it comes to raising children, one of the most challenging areas involves learning how to talk to our children in a way that they will listen. Although it can be frustrating to repeat your words and instructions to your children numerous times, know that they are trying their best to take in the various stimuli from their surroundings – thus it won’t be surprising … Continue reading 8 Strategies to Get Your Children to Listen When You Talk

raising introverted children

5 Things You Can Do to Bring Out the Best in Your Introverted Child

As parents, we do our best to prepare our children to deal with the ups and downs in life as they work towards their dreams and goals. At the end of the day, we want them to grow up happy, well-adjusted and ready to take on the challenges that come their way. While there are various resources that provide tips and strategies to bring out … Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do to Bring Out the Best in Your Introverted Child

Lying in Children: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

Children are bound to tell lies at some point in their lives. While this may seem worrying for parents at first, you can rest assured that it is all part of the learning process that they go through during the growing up years. On top of that, it also doubles up as a teaching opportunity to help your children differentiate between the real world and … Continue reading Lying in Children: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

Dads Matter! How Fathers Can Help their Children Succeed

Every parent desires to see their children grow up to be confident, resilient and successful adults – and this comes from giving appropriate affirmation to build up their self-worth and esteem. Every child needs to feel and believe that they are loved. And as parents, we need to give that message of affirmation regularly, through the stages of development in our child’s life. While both … Continue reading Dads Matter! How Fathers Can Help their Children Succeed

5 Ways to Help Children Identify and Express their Emotions

The early years are crucial for your child’s development, as it is during this time that they learn about how the world around them works. Along with their new discoveries, they also learn a lot about their feelings and how to express them in the appropriate manner. Throughout this learning journey, things can get overwhelming for young children who are trying to understand the complexities … Continue reading 5 Ways to Help Children Identify and Express their Emotions

10 Life Lessons and Values to Teach Your Children Before They Turn 10

There are many skills that our children are expected to learn and master in order to excel in today’s fast-changing world. In our bid to give them the best things in life, we do what we can to give them the foundation to these skills. At the same time, there are many life lessons that parents should not miss out on teaching their children. These … Continue reading 10 Life Lessons and Values to Teach Your Children Before They Turn 10

9 Rules to be a Better Parent to Your Children

As a parent, you’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that all of your children’s needs are met and to instil good habits, values and behaviour in them. But we all know that this is easier said than done, especially on days when our children seem to be doing all that they can to test our patience. As a result, we might do or … Continue reading 9 Rules to be a Better Parent to Your Children