Don’t Push: Avoiding the Rush in Developing Your Child

This is the 3rd in a 6-part series of articles based on the public lecture conducted at the National Library on 16 April 2012 by Professor Steven Pfeiffer entitled “Raising a Successful Child”; the content herein is reproduced with permission from Professor Pfeiffer and the National Library Board. As parents, we naturally only want the … Continue reading Don’t Push: Avoiding the Rush in Developing Your Child

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

The Wall Street Journal published an article dealing with why children lie and lends some insight on how to deal with your child’s dishonesty. The article touches on what we have probably known growing up as kids ourselves – that parents are terrible at detecting when their children lie. Parents are remarkably bad at detecting … Continue reading Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

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Dear all, Most of you have come to expect my letters to Xander to arrive every Monday. The last two weeks have seen a couple of unscheduled letters that were posted nearer the end of the week. I did intend to keep a schedule for the letters, but being a personal blog, I do also … Continue reading We interrupt this programme to tell you we’re interrupting this programme

Dads for Life Conference 2012

Dads for Life is holding its 3rd conference on 12 May 2012, 8.30am at Orchard Hotel. It’s a 4-hour event featuring two keynote speakers, two keynote speakers, Mr Wilfried C. Hoecke from Family Connection, South Carolina, USA and local parenting expert, Dr John Ng, talking about current trends in active fatherhood and also “how fathers … Continue reading Dads for Life Conference 2012

Promoting Balance in Your Child’s Capabilities

This is the 2nd in a 6-part series of articles based on the public lecture conducted at the National Library on 16 April 2012 by Professor Steven Pfeiffer entitled “Raising a Successful Child”; the content herein is reproduced with permission from Professor Pfeiffer and the National Library Board. As parents, we make decisions every day … Continue reading Promoting Balance in Your Child’s Capabilities