Raising Children on the Spectrum
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Raising Children on the Spectrum

This June, my eldest son, who has an autism diagnosis, turned 10. He had received his diagnosis when he was around 3 years old. Initially, the diagnosis comes as a shock. One feels numb and goes into denial. This is a natural reaction before one reaches the acceptance stage. A lot of questions and ideas…

From the Diary of a Second-time Mommy
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From the Diary of a Second-time Mommy

When I became a mother for the first time more than four years ago, I was always under pressure to be perfect. It’s not like people were pressurizing me. It was just me. I wanted everything to be textbook-perfect. A perfect “normal” delivery. An exclusively breastfed child. Everything on schedule. Baby comes first. No to the…

Raising Tolerant Children: The Importance of Teaching Tolerance
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Raising Tolerant Children: The Importance of Teaching Tolerance

I have been keen on raising tolerant children since Zaviar, my firstborn, came into this world. The world we live in today needs a lot of tolerance and a lot more kindness than it already has. Thankfully, we are getting there because more and more people are becoming more aware and teaching tolerance to their children….

What is Considered an Unsafe Environment for a Child?
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What is Considered an Unsafe Environment for a Child?

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about what is considered an unsafe environment for a child? Is it predators and child molesters? Is it pedophiles and people with guns? Is it physical and verbal abuse? Yes, you’re spot on! It’s all of these. But all this comes so much…

So What Exactly is Respectful Parenting?
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So What Exactly is Respectful Parenting?

Respectful parenting means to seek to establish a relationship with our children instead of trying to control them. It’s the idea that simply put- love is enough! But what does that mean exactly? Learn in this article. History of Parenting Never hug and kiss [your children]. Never let them sit on your lap. If you…

Being a ‘Working Mom’- Dealing with guilt and a career
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Being a ‘Working Mom’- Dealing with guilt and a career

Becoming a mother changes everything for a woman; whilst we have heard this phrase many times, we experience it only when we go through the process of childbirth. Before giving birth, I heard ladies in my fraternity speak about how difficult giving birth is. Hence I remember being terrified of going into labor and seeing…

LeapFrog LeapReader Review: The Best Educational Toy
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LeapFrog LeapReader Review: The Best Educational Toy

This LeapFrog LeapReader review has been way overdue. My son got the LeapFrog LeapReader for his second birthday. I simply stuffed it in the cupboard because on the packaging it said: 4-8 YEARS. Just before his third birthday, my husband decided to open it and show it to Zaviar. I was hesitant and told him it’s a…

Potty training boys: How to train your child in one day

Potty training boys: How to train your child in one day

Potty training and especially potty training boys is always the elephant in the room as soon as your child learns how to walk and talk, sometimes even before that. You get expert advice from every Tom, Dick, and Harry you meet whether or not they’re a parent, that it’s high time you train your child….