My Child’s Language

It would be surprising if a child growing up in an English speaking home suddenly started speaking Urdu, with no one at home able to speak a word in Urdu. A child's primary language therefore develops from exposure rather than formal learning. Other languages may be learntformally or informally, but the primary language is that … Continue reading My Child’s Language

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Buried Alive

Physical death is not the only reason that people end up six feet under the ground. There are people walking around us, seemingly engaging actively with the world but their hopes and dreams and all they yearned to be had been killed and buried though they are still breathing: they have been buried alive! Earthly … Continue reading Buried Alive

Think Trauma…

Victims of near fatal accidents have been known to have little and sometimes, no recollection of the post trauma events. Memory loss, mutism and confusion are some of the recognised post trauma presentations. Emotional trauma is no different. Adverse experiences can result in numbing or injury of mental processes, that little is recalled of events … Continue reading Think Trauma…

Constipation

If you painfully push to poo, there's very likely something wrong. An unhealthy diet, anxiety from a similar painful experience, poor hydration are some causes to be considered. The same way, getting read of toxins in any form should not be unduly stressful. Eliminating dietary waste may be distressing if one has been eating unhealthy … Continue reading Constipation

Should a spouse remain in an abusive relationship for the children’s sake?

If your house is set ablaze the right thing is to get out fast, flee from. The fire is destructive the fumes are also damaging, so best to fleeee.... Your best friend is swinging knives to all around, you keep safe out of harm's way. You can't explain what's going on but next best step … Continue reading Should a spouse remain in an abusive relationship for the children’s sake?

Good Mood Food

Children fed unbalanced diet end up with consequences of whatever's been deficient. Kwashiorkor, stunted growth, visual impairment, behavioual disorders, learning difficultues, lethargy and skin problems are a fraction of concerns noted to stem from an unhealthy diet. Emotional diet presents much the same. Children fed healthy words of life grow differently emotionally, from those fed … Continue reading Good Mood Food

The Inside Voice

Sunday school songs from childhood years, may often bring smiles to aging faces. The reassuring words warm the hearts from life's cold winds. "I love Jesus, I love Jesus. He is my friend, he is my friend. He will never leave me, He will never leave me. He is my friend. He is my friend." … Continue reading The Inside Voice

The Monkey Within

The most common words children may often hear are "no" and "don't", with parents and carers attempts to prevent them from harm. Their faces may light up as the words suggest there's something exciting that the boring adults are trying to stop. Full names being called may be endearing and ticklish to the monkey whilst … Continue reading The Monkey Within

The Spinning Wheel

Ridiculous things always resulted in the TENSION. Simple issues that could easily be resolved, if just one person did not feel determined to have control, an attitude of my way or the high way! The controlling trait is enhanced by a subservient person giving in for the sake of "peace" as attempts to reason are … Continue reading The Spinning Wheel