Depression is not an easy illness to have. And no one understands how a person feels unless they themselves have experienced it or lived with it. Nowadays, depression has become more of an acceptable subject or topic of discussion, unlike in the past, when a person having depression was seen as taboo or the person was crazy and needs to go to the “looney bin”.Natacha
Christmas is a time of joy, love, kindness, and family togetherness. But in some cases, this is not possible, such as parents who are divorced and have to share the children over the Christmas holidays.
It is a very trying time, but it needs to be managed with respect, kindness, and love for the children. Please read the following article to take in mind some valuable points on how to manage yourselves and the kids during this festive season.
So we have reached another end to a year. Some have experienced difficult challenges, losses, and pressures. Some may have had opportunities, successes, and a smooth-running year.
Something I came across this year 2021, is Resilience (read the article written on Resilience). http://www.practicalparenting.co.za/2020/08/26/resilience-bouncing-back/.
We managed another year with Covid and its’ variants. What you didn’t realise in your survival mode was that you were coping in the best way possible or the best way you knew how. You had your struggles and oppositions. You were confronted with frightening events. But you are Here Today![Read more…] about With Every End, There Is A New Beginning
Creativity……Imagination…..Inventiveness….Innovation….Creating something new…..Coming up with an idea……
Googling the meaning of Creativity: “is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions” (this really describes exactly the way I’m thinking of creativity, so nicely put).[Read more…] about Part 4: Family Activities That Instill Creativity and Problem Solving
I once heard of a great acronym for TEAM, which I often recall to client’s of mine: Together Everyone Achieves More. That is what teamwork is all about…., working together to achieve more and being more effective in fulfilling the task.
Parents often find that they want their children to be more part of the family (team) and contributing and co-operating, be it in the household chores or your usual typical routines, like family dinners, outings and games. Basically it’s about doing it TOGETHER! Each one contributing their skill, knowledge, energy and enthusiasm. And of course, appreciating each one’s input.
I love the way Wikipedia defines Co-operation: “Cooperation is the process of groups of organisms working or acting together for common, mutual, or some underlying benefit, as opposed to working in competition for selfish benefit. Many animal and plant species cooperate both with other members of their own species and with members of other species.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperation
So help teach your children to benefit working together rather than being selfish. Sesame Street says it or sings it better….co-op…, co-op…, co-ooooperation!!! Here is a simple video showing what co-operation is all about, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kihZUsADQTQ
Now, try these activities out with your children to help teach and implement and instill CO-OPERATION!
Let me know how effective the TEAM was.