Archive for July, 2014

Super Granny

Within 3 years the world has sat up and taken notice of phrases such as “Discipline vs Diet”, Peace in the Home, Empowered Parents, and “Boundaries”, all thanks to a not so granny-looking Super Granny, international Parenting Coach and Author, Andalene Salvesen.

Spicy Pumpkin Muffins (Makes 12) What you need: 1⁄2 cup Creeds organic coconut flour 1⁄2 cup Creeds tapioca flour 1⁄2 t baking soda 1⁄2 t Creeds baking powder 1⁄4 t salt 1 1⁄2 t Creeds ground cinnamon 1⁄2 t freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄2 t ground cloves 1⁄2 c melted butter (or coconut oil) 2/3 cup – 1 cup Erythritol or Xylitol 3 eggs 1 cup pumpkin puree (from your left-over pumpkin) 1 tsp vanilla extract 
extra cinnamon and sweetener of choice for sprinkling on top What you do with this: 1. Preheat your oven to 180oC and line a standard size muffin tin with paper muffin cups. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, powder, spices and salt. 3. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, sweetener of choice, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla. 4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and whisk to combine. 5. Place portions into the muffin cups. 6. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with more sweetener and cinnamon and it’ll bake into a nice crunchy topping. Bake until puffed and cooked through, about 25-30 minutes.

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When someone does not feel heard, it can be extremely frustrating. When your child speaks to you, put down your phone, if possible switch off the TV, thereby reassuring him that what he has to say is important to you. However, remember, that mutual respect is very important. If you are texting while you are talking, the chances are that your child will soon be doing the same. So modelling the behaviour you expect is important and very effective.

When I go into homes I often hear comments like, ‘She is Mommy’s girl and that one is Daddy’s girl’ or ‘He’s the apple of my eye’ and such like. Comments like these stick with children. They realize that they can ‘never’ attain that place in Mommy’s or Daddy’s heart because it is already taken.

‘You don’t have to like it, you only have to eat it!’

In my previous book ‘Raising Happy, Healthy Children’ I covered diet extensively with the help of a clinical nutritionist, Sally Ann Creed, with whom the book was co-written. However, I think it is important to reiterate that what we eat affects the way we behave.
The two go hand in hand. You cannot discipline a child who is being fed incorrectly, and conversely, you cannot enforce healthy eating if you have no discipline in place.

Raising Happy Healthy Children

Book: Raising Happy, Healthy Children

Raising children today can be a daunting task – the responsibility is enormous; the challenge is one few parents are ready for, and knowing the right thing to do is often learned by trial and error, rather than having someone take us through the steps to empowered parenting.

A Brand-New Child in 5 Easy Steps

Book: A Brand-New Child in 5 Easy Steps

South Africa’s Super Granny shares her parenting secrets

Parenting book by South Africa’s own Super Granny, Andalene Salvesen, an international parenting coach and speaker with more than 20 years’ practical experience.

The book, A Brand-New Child in 5 Easy Steps, is inspired by the amazing child-transforming results which Salvesen has gained from her home visits to families all around the world and shows that children’s behaviour will only change when parents become empowered.