S is for Story time

We give our children the best foundation to reading when we introduce books and the joy of stories from the start. They recognize colours and shapes from repeatedly reading the same books, and experience the joy of recognizing various animals and objects. These informal stories from infant hood to school introduce the love of books, the brain process of following a pattern (words on the page) from left to right, all preparation for reading! As well as creating repeated opportunity for closeness between parent and child, and special one-on-one time.

These kind of intimate story times, nurture the parent child relationship, creating a feeling of acceptance and being valued, thus building the child’s self-esteem. This bears much fruit for the child in the teenage years.

A bedtime story

About parentcoachsa

Steph has over 30 year's experience working with families to design child care solutions and supporting parents to be the best parents they can be. In addition she has worked with corporates to find work-life balance solutions for their staff. As a practitioner I have become increasingly aware that work-life balance has become a critical issue, particularly in an age in which the demands of work are often at odds with home and family life. I am passionate about family life, it is the catalyst for every other relationship we have - in every other area of life, we expect to study, get a qualification, try something on appro , we want to feel in control - however it is the one area of life, that none of the above applies - Babies do not arrive with a parenting manual! It is my privilege as a Parent and Life Coach, to partner with you as you take hold of the challenges you are facing in your family, in your life and work with you , supporting you to achieve the decisions and outcomes you are choosing for your family and for your life. It is my job, to keep you on track, to cheer you on, when the "going gets tough". Through coaching, understanding of yourself and your child, and his or her phase of development will enable you to consciously develop a parenting style that will benefit you and your family.
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