Practical Parenting: B is for

B-is-forThere are so many B’s in the world of practical parenting; baby/breast-feeding/bottles and so the list goes on, but today I have chosen to talk about BALL PLAY. It is inviting and fun which encourages us as parents to do more with our children! There is however a hidden gift that is realized every time a child reaches out to the ball with you – brain power!

  • Hand and eye coordination
  • Gross motor coordination and muscle toning
  • Social interaction
  • Language development
  • Emotional intelligence;
    • discovering “losing” is not the end of the world
    • discovering “winning” is something we do together


family-playing-ball2I encourage you to play ball in whatever form at every opportunity with your children, whether it is “catch”, soccer, basketball, netball, cricket, tennis or golf. As you can see, it is a tool that can take on many shapes and games over the years!

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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