With parents in mind

January 17, 2020

Are we inspiring or stifling our children’s learning?

Carol Dweck’s book Mindset is gaining popularity by the day around the world in business, education and academia. For us and our children to thrive, we […]
December 6, 2019

How a parent’s words can shape their children’s adult relationships

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant Parents are their children’s first teachers. They have a power with words that is unsurpassable. The […]
November 22, 2019

Running on ‘E’ for Empathy

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant What sort of response do you like to receive from your significant other when you share […]
November 8, 2019

Getting your teen to do their chores

My previous article (‘Are teens really disobedient’, CN October 27) explained what is taking place in the teenaged brain as well as what is happening with […]
October 24, 2019

Are teens really disobedient?

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant Neurons in the brains of teens go through a process of major pruning during adolescence. They […]
October 11, 2019

Extra-curricular activities: How much is too much?

Are we being too eager to see our children blossom? Are we adamant that they get exposed to a wide variety of sports and activities to […]