How to help children deal with separation

When parents separate, what is the best approach for the children? Separation is going to be traumatic for children, the degree of trauma depends on the individual child and how well you handle it. Your objective is to use this experience for the benefit of the child....

How to get control of a naughty toddler

I have a two-year-old who is always playing up. I am constantly chastising and spanking her but she just gets worse. Now I find I am yelling at the other kids who don’t really deserve it. I am exhausted. How can I get control of this child? You love your little...

How to minimise the effect of separation on children

My wife wants a divorce because she has fallen out of love with me. She won’t get counseling or agree to a trial separation, but I would like counseling to help me cope with losing my wife and daughter. As I live in the country, where can I go for help? Also, how do I...

Creating happy children

Children are like sponges. They are learning all the time. They soak up whatever is happening around them and they do this automatically, without any critical analysis. We think we influence our children by what we tell them. Of course, this is important. But we...

Losing a child

Even in these modern times of improved life expectancy, some families still have to cope with the death of a child. Losing a child is every parent’s nightmare. We wonder how anyone can cope with such adversity. But parents do get through it. Knowing that such an awful...
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