With parents in mind

January 30, 2020

Do our words build or sting?

The classroom gossip. The boy who never has a kind word to say about anyone. The girl no-one trusts because she repeats everything she hears. If […]
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 […]