Author Archives: welcomelittlestranger

That all important message

Parents/ guardians and other care givers, how do we tackle that all important message to our growing little ones that they should respect their own bodies and expect others to have that same respect. Read what a poet once wrote … Continue reading

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Caring for a Child with Pain

What you should know about pain in children Pain is an unpleasant sensation which the body experiences as a reaction to injury or damage to the body. A sudden onset of pain is one of the most common symptoms that children … Continue reading

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Parenting a Teen

How did you feel in your adolescent years? For some this path is fairly smooth, but for others the road is bumpy and full of potholes.  This is a period of intense feelings, mood swings and unexpressed fears.  It is … Continue reading

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Strive for Health

Health is often defined as physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and not merely the absence of disease.  If we accept this definition then there cannot be many people in the world who are actually healthy! The vast majority of … Continue reading

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The Unwelcome Little Stranger

Please indulge me in my ranting. We love our own little babies and we strive to be the best parents we can. Often we are so immersed in our own lives that we fail to see some drama playing off around … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mum

I expected a baby I loved so much, I promised to be a perfect parent, Read books, attended classes and such, Information abound wherever I went. *************** When the baby came home at last I was nervous but well informed, … Continue reading

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Comfort Eating

Obesity is a huge problem throughout the civilized world. Every day we, the parents of the future generation, are fuelling this world wide problem. I know we all used ‘bribery and corruption’ when giving our children ‘rewards’ for good behaviour. … Continue reading

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