Parenting Articles

All Part of the Package

Did you ever have that experience where you’re looking at a car to buy and it has what the salesperson calls ‘extras’ - which you know are actually standard for the model? CD player, air-con, airbags, etc.

Defragging – Time out for Dads

A coaching client of mine (a Dad) once lamented the complete lack of time in his life to think, to plan, to pray. As he put it, he lacked “time away from the noise”.

Leading from the Trenches – Approaches to Parenting

Another day is over and I watch my sons while they sleep. I've closed their bedroom windows, pulled the covers over their shoulders and now " before I leave their rooms " I say a quick prayer for them and wonder how I'm doing as a father. Do they get enou

Stay At Home Dad Struggles with Empathy

Stay-at-Home Dads (SAHD) do it tough. Their social support network, compared to their partner's, is thin and weak. Their working peers don'tunderstand what they do all day. They make statements like, I so wish I was like you. You can spend the day surfing

The Hundred Languages of Children

Jake watches as his playmates continue to add to the tower. The blocks sway as Janine stomps toward the group, her arms extended wide. Giggling and falling over each other, the towers are knocked down, showering blocks over the children. "Did you see?" Ja

Complementary Therapies for Children

Like most youngsters, Chase is always bringing illnesses home from kindy and childcare. He suffers asthma, eczema, allergies, headaches, and has had a large enlarged lymph node, plus several smaller ones, in his neck for the past few months. Our family do

Constitutions & Temperaments

Every individual child has his nature which will be similar throughout his life. A child may be formed, but he can be formed or can form himself only according to his nature, which is almost homoeostatic. This homoeostatic state can be called the constitu

Eczema in Children

Eczema in young children and babies is getting more common each passing year. Up to 10 percent of children under five will develop eczema. Doctors generally do not know what causes eczema, however from a Naturopathic viewpoint there can be many different

Fever – Friend or Foe?

Hippocrates once said “Give me a fever and I can cure the child”. Fevers are one of the most common symptoms prompting parents to take their child to a doctor or health care professional of their choice. A fever is necessary and useful in the healing of a

Work From Home Mum – Tips for Success

I graduated from college when I was 23(bachelor of business, majoring in finance and an MBA) and set about taking the male dominated world of finance by storm. I was putting in the hours, climbing the corporate ladder and doing very well for myself when I