Practical Parenting: J is for

J-is-for-jokes-and-junk-foodKnock knock who’s there?
Amos who?
A mosquito! the age of 5 or 6 children develop an understanding of word play which they really begin to enjoy and we will be heartily entertained by jokes from morning to night! To share in the JOY of wordplay , rhymes and stories is the greatest gift towards a life time of pleasure in reading and writing.

If we are what we eat, then we need to think about all the junk foods that are served over the counter and in drive-thru’ restaurants. I once coached a Mom, who could not understand why her children would only eat KFC or McDonalds – and I then asked her “how do they get to either of these fast-food restaurants?” She took a moment and said “ I drive them there” and I asked her “ Why do you drive them there?” and she replied “ Because they tell me it is the only thing they will eat”

“Is that really true?” I asked. She smiled and said “No, if I cooked a proper meal and refused to get in the car, we would eventually get used to eating proper food, like my mother used to cook for us.” I asked her what was preventing her from doing this – she said “ nothing really, I just need to do it”.

If we want our children to be healthy, we need to pay attention to what we nourish their bodies with, physically and mentally and emotionally!


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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