Be Careful How You Speak to Your Children

As parents we are often under a lot of pressure to keep the proverbial plates spinning in the air. Many times, in our efforts to get everything done, we don’t pay enough attention to how we speak to our children…. Continue Reading >

Teaching Your Kids How to Behave Around Pets

For lots of us, our families started growing when we brought home our first pet, long before the children arrived! Like all cohabiting beings pets and kids need to learn how to live together. Setting the ground rules of how… Continue Reading >

The Keys To Understanding Your Child

One moment I was married and a father and then the next, I was raising 3 sons on my own. The youngest being 4 years old, and his older brothers, 11 and 12. At the same time I was in… Continue Reading >

Going into battle without inciting a war with our kids

My children are part of an after-school public speaking program and are learning about the fine art of communication. After close to a year in this program my 8-year old daughter has become a master negotiator. One of her secret… Continue Reading >

Developing Important Communication Skills

We know that we should speak to our kids and model good language. It is how they learn vocabulary and communicate. When toddlers don’t feel heard, they might turn their frustrations into a tantrum. Oh, the joys! As parents and… Continue Reading >

Crypthophasia – twin talk

Have you ever been around a set of twins and watched the way that they interact with each other? It can look like they are using their own little language to speak to each other than no one else can… Continue Reading >

10 Words You Must Know To Speak Like A Local

 Whilst English is a complicated language, currently made up of over 200,000 words, there are multiple occasions every day when an English word just isn’t enough to convey an emotion. Language learning app Babbel has uncovered the top ten words from other languages that you didn’t… Continue Reading >

We reap what we sow.

No truer phrase has been spoken, especially when it comes to our children. We know that how we treat our children today will have an effect on them in the future.  This is most evident in the way we speak… Continue Reading >

How to help your child speak confidently to adults

By Kasey Lloyd, Youthrive Psychologist   Why do some children find it easy to converse with family friends, professionals, and strangers while others struggle to whisper ‘hello’? Some researchers suggest we are born with different temperaments, while others suggest that… Continue Reading >

How to support your introvert child.

A simple definition of an introvert, according to Cambridge Dictionary is a person who is shy, quiet and unable to make friends easily. They are more concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than other things. Does your child… Continue Reading >