ADHD medication is not helping my child

My eight year old suffers with concentration problems and takes Ritalin that is causing distressing side- effects. He battles to eat and looks sad. I am concerned because his concentration is very bad but the Ritalin is also not helping. I feel like stopping the medication. What do you advice? The use of medication for…

Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Raising kids is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs in the world — and the one for which you might feel the least prepared

Should I let my daughter know about her adoption

My 5 year old daughter is adopted. My husband and I feel it is necessary to tell her now in a way that she will understand buy my family are against it. I am feeling confused. Can you please give me your opinion? The issue of adoption should never be a secret. If your daughter…

Mothers – parent for the joy not the thanks

Mothers’ Day, our birthdays and particularly landmark birthdays when speeches are made – these are occasions when parents usually receive recognition for their effort, their energy sacrifices and their love for their children. The thank yous may be delivered in pictures from very young children, in writing, poetry or verbalised in a speech. As precious…

Homework and boundaries

Children today have long days at school and even longer days with extra-mural activities,  leaving little time for homework. And by the time they eventually get to doing their homework,  the children are already tired and ready to call it a day. But it is important to set boundaries  right from the beginning.  Set a…

Parenting: mean what you say

No means no, and stop means stop! ‘No’ and ‘stop’ are two of the most important words children need to learn and understand from a young age and yet, today, they are two of the most misunderstood. They are words that can save children from a lot of pain and trouble – even saving their…

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