Archive | August, 2012

Financial Security in the Care Label Guide to Improving your Love Life

There’s a standing joke between my husband and I that he married me for my money – I know it’s not true because he was well aware that I didn’t have anything worth marrying for! Despite the fact that many joke about it, a lot of people’s care instructions feature financial security and it’s actually […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – W is for Work Ethic

So much in life involves work. Whether it’s outside of the home or inside, there is always something to be done. Whether we like work or not is somewhat irrelevant. Not liking it doesn’t make it go away. Not liking it doesn’t mean we don’t have to do it. All not liking it does, is […]

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Self Esteem – Are you Helping or Hindering your Kids?

You know the scenario: You couldn’t keep your mouth shut and warned “little Jane” not to climb too high on the climbing frame as she’s still small and she’ll fall off, but what does she do? Challenges herself to go one step higher. And what happens? She falls off. And what do you do? Dive […]

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Physically Attractive in the Care Label Guide to Improving your Love Life

Please don’t go getting all upset with me on this one because I’m not suggesting we should all judge each other purely on the basis of attractiveness. What we shouldn’t stuff under the bed and try to ignore however, is that how attractive and appealing we feel as individuals impacts our lives enormously. When we […]

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Take Your Time

Don’t be in such a rush. Don’t be so busy and keen to reach your end goal that you forget to enjoy the journey. Your children will be grown up and gone all too soon. Enjoy your life and job, a rocking chair and walking stick will be a part of it sooner than you […]

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Space in the Care Label Guide to Improving your Love Life

When it comes to relationships, we all need a bit of me time and space from time to time. According to John Gray, renowed author of the father of all love books Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus, this phenomenon in men is the rubber band effect. It’s a natural cycle that […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – V is for Values

One of the crucial steps in equipping your child with life skills for the future is teaching them moral values. If we don’t make the effort to help our children learn strong moral values, how can he or she ever be expected to know the difference between right and wrong? Every day we hear more […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – U is for Unconditional Love

The home is a wonderful environment for teaching children essential life skills. Why? Because in the home, children are (or at least more likely to be) surrounded by unconditional love. Unconditional love is giving your affection without limitations and is often associated with “altruism” or “mother’s love”. It’s unchanging, selfless and knows no bounds. Unfortunately, […]

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Honesty and Trust in Relationships

Honesty and trust in a relationship are vital for achieving a sense of security. Honesty provides us with opportunities to learn to trust our partners and through trust gain security in the love they have for us. If we can be honest and open about likes, dislikes, feelings, inner most thoughts, hopes and fears, daily […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – T is for Teamwork

Being able to work with others as part of a team is a life skill that is vitally important in all areas of life. Whether it’s at home, in school, in work or in marriage when they’re older, your child is going to need to do things with others. The family home, especially if you […]

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