Parenting

Parenting: Why your boys should help out with household chores

Parents play an important role in their children’s upbringing, regardless of whether or not they are able to control every factor in their development. Parents are responsible for imparting important life skills to their children like how to clean, how to cook, how to shop, how to budget, and...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:24am

Steps to raising a responsible child

Kids don’t just become independent after 18 without being guided well. They need to practice conduct leading towards independence starting at an early age. Through grooming, they will know how to do things right, for example, making useful plans, meeting deadlines, making reasonable decisions...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:49pm

Why a parent’s role is essential to student success

Getting parents involved in their children’s learning, especially at home, is known to make a real difference and potentially has a much bigger impact on a child’s success at school than anything else. Every student has unlimited potential. But there are contributing factors that can...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:10am

Attend parent-teacher conferences

A child’s academic performance is influenced by a number of factors; teachers, parents, individual brainpower and motivation. Parents are key players in the development of a child’s character, confidence, motivation and personal responsibility — all of which contribute to a child...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:01pm

I’m not ready to be a stepmother

Dear Counsellor, I met a man and fell in love but later discovered he has a son. We moved in together and the child has been living with his sister. Problem is, he now wants to bring him to live with us because he does not want the mother to see him. He says she abandoned the boy when he was a...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:00pm

The era of deadbeat dads

Every third Sunday of June is designated Father’s Day and each year on this day, people around the world find various ways to honour the fathers and father-figures in their lives. Unfortunately, we live in times when more and more mothers are playing both their role and that of the father...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:44pm