In June 2017, a 12-year-old girl Mallory Grossman from New Jersey, USA, committed suicide allegedly due to cyber bullying. A cheer leader and gymnast, Mallory was a sociable kid, who according to her friends was “being tormented by bullies on Snapchat”. After months of abuse, one bully reportedly asked her, “Why don’t you kill yourself?’.
Holidays are amazing, and so is letting go of the everyday routine with our kids, but we all know how hard it can be to re-establish routine once the fun is over: babies who no longer sleep through, potty trained toddlers that suddenly revert back to bed-wetting, whining kids…. Super Granny, Andalene Salvesen gives her […]
“Ungrateful, selfish brats” were definitely not what most of us envisaged our sweet little babies to grow up as. Yet, many of us are often appalled to find – when we are really honest with ourselves – that our youngsters are in fact, well… ungrateful, selfish brats. This becomes especially evident as adolescence approaches – […]
I am often posed with the question of whether children should be involved in chores in the home. My answer is always a resounding “Yes!” But, before I answer this question I think we should clarify the difference between jobs and chores. Chores Everyone loves to feel like they are part of a club, or […]
A few fabulous ideas to get you thinking on how to be creative and engage your children this holiday! Travel – Under 6 Ensure children not overtired or hungry before you start the journey – overtired children are grumpy children Threading cards / paper plates with wool Stickers Ziploc activities Small easy games to play, […]
‘It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men.’ – Frederick Douglas In a previous blog, we gave a broad overview of the ‘peace in the home’ diagram and elaborated on the first of 6 questions that parents need to ask of themselves to achieve this seemingly elusive peace that they long […]
Are you a busy parent? You can now become an empowered parent in the privacy of your own home (and in your own time) with the help of international parenting coach Andalene Salvesen (aka Super Granny), author of a Brand New Child in 5 Easy Steps and co-author of Raising Happy Healthy Children. Our available […]
Inspired by Professor Johan Mostert’s (PhD, AOG Seminary, Springfield Missouri) book, Kinders, Tieners en Soortgelyke Rampe (which can roughly be translated as Children, Teenagers and Similar Disasters), the purpose of this ‘Peace in the Home’ diagram is to encourage you to stand back and see your situation in perspective. It depicts the different aspects of […]