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Most of us live as if tomorrow is just another day, as if we have plenty of time for the things we would like to do “one day”. But then, suddenly, the fast forward button is pressed by some serious setback, and we realise: “Today could be my last.”
Springbok hero Joost van der Westhuizen lives with this awareness every day since he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2011. Suddenly his life, in which he had taken almost all the wrong byways, caught up with him. “I took a hard fall,” he admits, “but I got back up again.” In this book he shares the 99 pieces of life wisdom that his illness confronted him with – as a father’s legacy to his two children, Kylie and Jordan. He speaks freely about things like: Why honesty is so important; How to make the best of each day; How important faith is; How to accept yourself; Why children must live their dreams; The lesson of disappointments.
A small book about the big things in life.
Most parents have at least one youngster who seems to be born with a clear idea of how he wants the world to be operated, the so-called “strong-willed child”.Temper Your Child's Tantrums by New York Times best-selling author and parenting expert Dr James Dobson deals particularly with the subject of discipline as it relates to the strong-willed child. He provides practical advice and suggestions to parents who may be faced with the challenge of raising such a child. A Question and Answer section is also included where Dr Dobson answers common questions from concerned parents about raising their strong-willed children.
Mind moves is an easy-to-use self-help guide for parents and teachers to remove learning barriers like ADD and ADHD, and improve sensory-motor integration, auditory processing, articulation and language, concentration, reading, spelling, aberrant primitive reflexes, etc. Mind moves offers fun movements for use at home or in class. The author analyzes learning barriers relating to, amongst other things, socio-economic barriers, emotional barriers, language barriers, learning style barriers, gender barriers, sensory stimulation and integration barriers, and inappropriate learning barriers.
Scientific facts: The first six years write the script for a child's school life. There is a direct correlation between a child's self-image and his ability to learn easily at school. This book is a practical map to help parents, teachers and caregivers keep a watchful eye on and enhance child's development - his body (physical), his heart (emotional and social) and his brain (cognitive/intellectual).
It is not simply a school-readiness check-list, but a map that activates a blinking red light when a developmental problem starts to grow and makes the green light shine brightly when the skills discussed here are ticked off, one after the other. Red lights don't mean that all is lost; they mean simply that skilled professionals could be called on to help overcome developmental hiccups and make sure that the young child has a strong base. Ready To Learn, Ready For School includes loads of practical tips and advice as well as a glossary of terms used on report cards and tests to help parents make sense of them.
This book is the ideal companion to Play Learn Know and will help you to experience your child's formative years as a resoundingly successful adventure!
Parents everywhere dread the stress and pressures of the teen years when even the most amenable children seem to morph into monsters. This title provides them with the tools to cope with all the challenges integral to parenting teenagers, focusing on the following: Discipline as guidance, not punishment; developmental challenges of teens and parents; listening - a crucial parenting skill; common teen behavioural issues; cellphones, computers, playstations and other teen accessories; adolescent sexuality; more serious teen issues including alcohol, drugs; the darker side of adolescence - depression, eating disorders and suicide.
April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena. It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world.
In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this classic, Robert offers an update on what we’ve seen over the past 20 years related to money, investing, and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take readers “fast forward” — from 1997 to today — as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time. In many ways, the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad, messages that were criticized and challenged two decades ago, are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago.
As always, readers can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful... and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective.
Will there be a few surprises? Count on it.
The author will empower you to contain your children's anxiety and feelings of insecurity and to re-establish a measure of equilibrium as effectively as possible. Using loads of case studies from her extensive files, Anne highlights the following: How, when and where to inform your children in an age-appropriate and honest way; Emotional support for you, the parent; Guidance on effective parenting skills to help your children; The how to of active listening, anger management and clear, firm and consistent boundary setting - all with practical examples; The legal process - with reference to the New Childrens Act - which emphasizes the principle of the best interests of the child being of paramount importance; Assistance with compiling co-parenting agreements - taking in to account the ages and stages of the child, as well as possible limiting factors such as the need for supervised contact; Tips regarding ongoing relationships with extended family and the introduction of new partners; Advice to step parents and parents who were never married before their separation; And much, much more. This title deals with emotionally difficult issues in a clear, anecdotal manner, and has an over-riding theme of positivity. There is a strong message of hope and reconciliation with the emphasis on the power of choice and the importance of mind-set change in order to move on.
In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen rather than a parent. Technology has the potential to add value to our families, but it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child's emotional growth. In Growing Up Social, you'll learn how to take back your home from an over-dependence on screens.
Discover the five A+ skills needed to give your child the relational edge in a screen-driven world: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.
Today's screens aren't just in our living rooms; they are in our pockets. Now is the time to equip your child to live "with" screen time, not "for" screen time. Constant entertainment is not the goal of childhood. No phone, tablet, or gaming device can teach your child how to have healthy relationships; only you can.
Growing Up Social will help you:
Integrating former family units into a new strong, happy and successful blended family can be a minefield, but it can also be a thoroughly rewarding voyage of discovery. Blending Families explores how the impact of the past and hopes for the future can shape the way we manage the everyday challenges of living in a blended family.
Understanding both the parents' and the children’s perceptions of the new situations in which they find themselves and their possible reactions to their new living environment is the essence of the book.
Flicky Gildenhuys equips the reader to anticipate what may or may not happen, and provides parents with tried-and-tested, down-to-earth psychological tools and experience gained from decades of family counselling in order to manage whatever issues may arise to achieve true and lasting happiness as a new family.
Life does not end when your children leave home and create their own families - it just enters a new and challenging era. Dipping into her extended case files, parenting expert and grandmother of four, Anne Cawood gives sage advice for grandparents entering or already in this wonderful phase of their lives. Grandparents play a vital role in the lives of the new generation - both their own children and their grandchildren. In the modern world of technological development, instant communication and fast travel, there is still no replacement for the care, love and support of the extended family in the circle of life where grandparents are the vital link between past and future. This title is for all grandparents or anyone who fulfills this very important role in a child's life. It offers guidance and support to give grandparents insight into the lives of 21st century children, with valuable coping skills and positive strategies to help them enjoy their grandchildren while still living meaningful lives nurturing their own needs and well-earned freedom and independence.
Popular parenting expert Dr Laura Markham has garnered a large and loyal readership around the world, thanks to her simple, insightful approach that values the emotional bond between parent and child. However, as any parent of more than one child knows, it's challenging for even the most engaged parent to maintain harmony and a strong connection when competition, tempers, and irritation run high. In this highly anticipated guide, Dr Markham presents simple yet powerful ways to cut through the squabbling and foster a loving, supportive bond between siblings, while giving each child the vital connection that he or she needs. Calm Parents, Happy Siblings presents hands-on, research-based advice on: creating deep connections with each one of your children, so that each truly believes that you couldn't possibly love anyone else more. Fostering a loving family culture that encourages laughter and minimizes fighting. Teaching your children healthy emotional self-management and conflict resolution skills - so that they can work things out with each other, get their own needs met and respect the needs of others. Helping your kids forge a close lifelong sibling bond, as well as the relationship skills they will need for a life of healthy friendships, work relationships, and eventually their own family bonds.
Parenting is a job for which we receive no training, there is no selection process, no exams, and no need to apply for a permit. Yet, when you become a parent, you hold the life and the future of another human being in your hands. This title will add tremendously to any parent's repertoire of skills. Dealing with communication as one of the crucial aspects of interpersonal relationships, it will help you give your children the very best, considered upbringing that they can have. While we may have different cultural contexts, parenting has eternal principles and our children have the same needs, fears and hopes. Probably the greatest of these is the deepest need of us all: to know that we are both valuable and valued simply for being ourselves. From this perspective, Positive parenting looks at the following: What do you wish for your child? Providing structure for security; developing a good self-image in your child teaching your child about feelings and how to verbalise them; forming good relationships; loving your child just for being; having fun with your child. Spirituality positive parenting is an essential tool to help parents face the frightening and wonderful responsibility of being a parent in South Africa in the 21st century.
Children develop strong brain connections and feel happy when they learn how to control their bodies, manage big overwhelming feelings and develop their thinking skills. These important skills come more easily for some than for others - which also means that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to parenting.
Filled with stories, examples and easy to understand analogies, Raising Happy Children will help you understand what is going on inside your child's developing body and brain as well as your child's true nature and how this affects the way he thinks, feels and behaves.
You'll also find lots of fun games you can play during your day-to-day interaction - crucial in the development of your child's ability to regulate his body and develop his thinking in the midst of big, overwhelming feelings. In this book, Lizanne also gives step-by-step ways to deal with some of the most common parenting struggles,as they relate to your unique child, such as: Meltdowns; Temper tantrums; Fears, anxieties and stress.
Once you understand your unique child, you'll be ready to set appropriate boundaries and put rituals and routines in place that will guarantee a calm, happy and deeply connected family.
This is a practical guide for mothers in how best to feed their young children from 0-5 years of age.Full of real life examples from mothers themselves about their difficulties with feeding and what worked for them, it provides reassurance, dispels some of the myths around child feeding, and attempts to dissipate maternal guilt about feeding. Covering the years from pregnancy to primary school, the book will help readers through the most potentially problematic and worrying stages of child feeding with evidence-based solutions to common problems.
A child is a work in progress who thrives when everyday living becomes an interactive game. Play. Learn. Know. is a guide to help Mom and Dad (and, in an ideal world, all caregivers) to shape their child's body, heart and mind with care and thoughtfulness. It gives simple and playful solutions to developing complex skills preparing children for school and life (ages 3 to 7). A child needs to experience life to become part of life. You can help your child to belong by exposing him to everyday life: name the things you touch; explain what happens around him; show him how things work; and allow him the opportunity to discover-learn, to move and ask questions freely. You don't need to know all the answers - teach him from an early age to find answers on his own. This book is not a checklist or a time sheet to tick off or fill in arbitrarily; it is a road map to guide you along the journey of development. It has no age indicators, because every child unfolds developmentally in his own time. Child development is not a race to 'get there first'. It is a journey during which there are skills to be developed, knowledge to be discovered and thousands of experiences to be enjoyed along the way to school readiness.
Laat elke oomblik met baba werklik tel. BabaGim is 'n praktiese gids vir ouers en versorgers om daardie kosbare vroee leergeleenthede te ontgin deur brein- en liggaamsoefeninge. Die eerste twee lewensjare bied ruim geleentheid vir spel en beweging om die optimale ontwikkeling van baba se sintuie en spiere, gevoelens en denke, en taal- en sosiale vermoens te verseker.
What is the secret of bringing up the happiest kids in the world? In a recent UNICEF study of child well-being, Dutch children came out on top as the happiest all-round. Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison, both married to Dutchmen and bringing up their kids in Holland, examine the unique environment that enables the Dutch to turn out such contented, well-adjusted and healthy babies, children and teens.
Read this book if you want to find out what lessons you can learn from Dutch parents, to ensure your kids turn out happy!
Om gelukkige kinders groot te maak, is nie ’n gelukskoot nie! Alle ouers wil goeie ouers wees wat hulle kinders op die regte manier grootmaak. Dit gebeur egter nie vanself of oornag nie. Dis harde werk en sal elke pa, ma, voog, ouma, oupa, meneer en juffrou soms teen die mure uitdryf. Maar dis die moeite werd. En jy hoef dit nie alleen aan te pak nie. 30 uitsendings van RSG se gewilde oggendprogram, Groeipyne, is nou in ’n boek saamgevat sodat jy dag en nag antwoorde en wenke kan kry. Alles waaroor jy wonder en bekommer word bespreek: dikbek tieners, hoe om die regte vriende te kies, goeie Wiskundepunte, boelies, dissipline, skoolgereedheid, emosionele ontwikkeling, lyfstraf, eksamenstres, leesvaardighede, roetine, neulery en nog 18 ander relevante temas. Die kenners wat hulle wysheid en ervaring met ander ouers deel, weet wat die uitdagings en probleme is waarmee kinders vandag te doen kry. Die nuwe lewenstyl vra dat ouers nuut sal dink en doen en dis waarmee hierdie boek jou sal help. Hierdie is ’n saampraat boek propvol idees wat werk – nie ingewikkelde teorie nie. Dit haal die pyne uit opvoeding uit en maak ouerskap weer plesierig … en iets waarin jy goed is. Johan van Lill is ’n ervare onderwyskundige, radioaanbieder en skrywer. Hy spesialiseer in breinontwikkeling en lei ouers en onderwysers op om hulle kinders voor te berei vir die moderne lewe. Wanneer hy weg wil kom van kinders, versamel hy Suid-Afrikaanse kuns en beoordeel saam met ’n paneel debuutproduksies op Nasionale Kunstefeeste.
It will enable parents to guide their children comfortably into the world of mathematics, using everyday examples that present themselves amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. And it requires no special knowledge or training; just a positive attitude and a sharpening of your interactions with your children to familiarise them with maths concepts through play.
Dit stel ouers in staat om van vroeg af en te midde van 'n druk lewe alledaagse geleenthede om hulle te gebruik om hul kleingoed gemaklik in die wereld van wiskunde in te lei. En dit verg geen spesiale kennis of opleiding van ouers nie; net 'n positiewe instelling en 'n opskerping van hulle interaksie met hul kleingoed om hulle al spelenderwys vertroud te maak met wiskundebegrippe.
Written with profound empathy by a psychologist who not only specialises in PND but has herself suffered from it, this book tells it like it is. Postnatal distress is becoming more prevalent and it is estimated that one in three women may suffer from it. It knows no boundaries and affects women of all ages, religions, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. But although devastating and debilitating, PND can be overcome. Empowering her readers with pertinent information and wise counsel drawn from her own extensive research as well as the case files of the many women she has counselled, Linda Lewis takes them through the terrifying journey that was hers, and leaves them with a powerful message: you will recover. Learn how to: Bring back the joy and happiness you thought you have lost forever; recognise symptoms and gain an understanding of what is happening to you; beat the shame and misunderstanding; avoid long-term difficulties; explain your feelings to your loved ones so that they can give you the support you need to overcome this devastating condition. Filled with positive suggestions based on personal experience, this book is an indispensable tool for recovery.
Hierdie boek - geskryf deur 'n sielkundige wat nie net in nageboortelike distres (NGD) spesialiseer nie, maar ook daaraan gely het - draai nie doekies om nie. NGD kom al meer voor en daar word gereken dat tot een uit elke drie vroue daardeur geraak word. Dit kan enigeen tref, ongeag ouderdom, ras, en sosiale, ekonomiese en gondsdienstige agtergrond. Maar al is dit vernietigend en belemmerend, kan NGD oorkom word. Linda Lewis bemagtig haar lesers met pertinente inligting en wyse raad gebaseer op haar uitvoerige navorsing asook die leers van die talle vroue wat berading by haar ontvang het. Sy deel haar eie angswekkende ervaring van NGD met jou, met die kragtige boodskap: jy kan van NGD herstel. Leer hoe om: Die vreugde en lewenslus wat jy dink jy vir altyd verloor het, terug te kry; simptome te herken en te verstaan wat met jou gebeur; die skaamte en wanopvattings hok te slaan; langtermyn probleme te voorkom; en jou gevoelens aan jou geliefdes te verduidelik sodat hulle jou die onderskraging kan gee wat jy so nodig het om hierdie uitmergelende toestand te oorkom. Met sy hope positiewe voorstelle wat uit persoonlike ervaring gebore is, is hierdie boek waarlik 'n onmisbare hulpmiddel op die pad na herstel.
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