Topic “family life”

Working From Home Moms

Starting a small business from home is not as daunting as it seems. Many mothers are going it alone so they can spend more time with their children
By: 
Cindy Moritz
Caryn Myers is a lawyer who spent eight years working at a law firm. The hours were long and pressure was commonplace. Her health took a backseat and there was hardly a good balance between work and personal life. A year after she got married, Caryn took another plunge: to set up a home office and go it alone.
 
Many moms like Caryn work from home.

dealing with conflict and the strong-willed child

Learn to handle conflict, inspire empathy and recognise teachable moments in your home
By: 
Tamsyn Cornelius
Let’s face it, raising a strong-willed child has its challenges. Constantly butting heads with a mini version of yourself, may leave you feeling a little out of your depth and under strain. Take a seat. We’re here to help.

perfectionism

Is your child paralysed by perfection? Here’s what’s really going on and how you can help her.
By: 
Linda Stade
It’s Sunday night, bed time. Your daughter is upset about the assignment for English due the next day. She’s had a week to do it and you’ve seen her sitting at her desk writing and making notes. She has spent hours at it, so you assumed she’d finished. It turns out she hasn’t started. Well, she has. Several times. But each start she made, she deleted.

safe at home

A dad and his 10-year-old daughter have differing thoughts on sleepovers.
By: 
Patrick and JL Hempfing
Jessie is a blessed girl. In her young life, she’s already had many wonderful experiences. She’s been to the beach, the zoo, and even to Disney World. She takes dance classes and plays a musical instrument. She has many friends and spends quality time with her grandparents and her uncle, aunt, and favourite four-year-old cousin. She even gets to use more than her fair share of hot water to take the long showers she finds so relaxing and conducive for singing.

the glow of happiness

The true measure of success is happiness - yours and your family's.
By: 
Lucille Kemp
After a year of chasing your tail, it’s time to ponder what you did right and what you might have done differently. I think life starts to get better for most of us when we realise that quality of life does not centre wholly on achieving the dream of a nice home, job title, goal weight or the perfect child … rather, it’s about achieving happiness.

the pros and cons of gaming in the digital world

To keep our children safe in the virtual playgrounds where they now play, we need to know as much as we can about the online activities they’re engaged in
By: 
Anél Lewis
My son, aged six, is obsessed with Minecraft. When he’s not playing the game, he’s talking about zombies and “mods” he wants to work/explore. We were naturally concerned about his over-enthusiasm for this online game that involved portals and pickaxes. So, we decided to find out more. I downloaded a few cheat sheets and ventured into the modular world that held my son transfixed.

Table Talk

Eating and sharing together around the dinner table helps children develop vital life skills.
By: 
NICOLE LEVIN

My friend announced: “Everything I know about business, I learnt at the family dinner table.” I was impressed since she hasn’t any formal education in this area. Her answer made me think that perhaps as parents we may focus too much on what is learnt in formal education and overlook just how much is actually learnt through the simple tradition of eating together as a family. Eating regular family meals together is where so much learning and family relationship building happens.

Empowering women to manage their own financial security and future

Financial savviness is not part of our school curriculum, and as women we are often left to our own devices when it comes to understanding savings, debt, investments and other crucial money matters
By: 
Child magazine
As women’s month arrives in August, now is the time to help the woman who helps you.

Have you calculated the cost of not taking a family holiday?

Is the cost of taking a holiday deterring you from taking your family on a well-deserved break? Let’s face it: holidays can be expensive and the more children you have, the higher the price tag. But, what if I told you the cost of not taking a family holiday is much higher than not?
By: 
Sharmila Ragunanan
Is the cost of taking a holiday deterring you from taking your family on a well-deserved break?
 
Let’s face it: holidays can be expensive and the more children you have, the higher the price tag.

All I want for Christmas is everything - help for parents with ADHD

Once upon a time, a new purchase required a trip to the shops, cash in the bank and a dead-set decision. But online shopping has changed the game. A few clicks, a credit card and easy returns means shopping is simpler than ever. Not only are e-commerce sites everywhere, their smart advertising follows you from browser to inbox, targeting you with discounts on the very pair of shoes you’ve been admiring.
By: 
Child Magazine
This poses a real risk for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), who might struggle to control their impulsive urges to shop, especially during the holiday season when promotions are a-plenty and friends and family are in gift-receiving (and buying) mode.
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