Care Share takes us through some effective study strategies and offers us a bunch of exam related tips.
Parent and child chat room: How does your child prepare for exams?
Being properly prepared for the exams is vitally important. In a previous ‘Care Share’ page you spent time with your child identifying his/her learning styles. Knowing your learning style really increases study and exam effectiveness, but exams and study both require planning, effort and [...]
How do you help a child grieve and recover from the death of a parent?
Use the following guidelines to help you to help children cope with the devastating loss of a parent:
Explain the death clearly and allow the child to express his/her feelings about the death. At different phases of the grieving process, children may [...]
Take the quick cyber quiz below with your teen or tween to get you both talking about this issue. Both of you should answer the questions as honestly as possible. You may be surprised by what you learn about each other. Check your responses at the end of the quiz:
My cellphone is useful in my [...]
Cyber bullying … you can’t be serious?
More and more teens, parents and schools have to deal with incidents of cyber bullying but what is this new phenomenon?
Is cyber bullying the same as face-to-face bullying?
Cyber bullying may be part of other types of bullying such as face-to-face bullying, but it is more powerful because it reaches [...]
Recent research in South Africa showed that more than 24% of teenagers had sad or hopeless feelings and 19% had considered attempting suicide. This means our children are feeling bad about themselves!
How can parents help?
We need to take action to help tweens and teens change the way they feel about themselves.
Measure your self-esteem
Do this quick [...]
So…what is self-esteem?
Self-esteem is all about how you feel about yourself. It is your sense of your own worth as a human being. Good self-esteem helps kids to have the confidence to cope with the everyday challenges in life.
Kids with good self-esteem feel confident that they are worthy and deserving of respect and love. They [...]
My son is in Grade 3. He battles to read and reverses some of his letters like b and d and p and q. Should I be concerned that he has dyslexia?
A: Dyslexia is a very specific reading difficulty that is associated with an inability to translate written language to speech and vice versa.There are [...]