Extra-curricular activities give children the opportunity to develop their skills in various areas so children develop a number of interests and talents - but be care ful not to over-schedule.
Over parenting is a new normal for today's mums and dads who, as dedicated as they may be, still succumb to overindulging, overprotecting and overscheduling their children.
One mum's beautiful and honest post about the ongoing pull between meeting our children's needs and fulfilling our own, has resonated with mothers across the globe.
It was a moment that had the potential to change my son's life.
Some children are "slow to warm up" or engage with others, but do engage well after initial hesitancy. Also, some children grow out of shyness during primary school. However, other children demonstrate persistent shyness over time.
If there's one thing we know about kids, it's this: they're not shy about telling the truth.
"If you give a girl a different toy, she will tell a different story."
An Australian schoolgirl who revealed she was transgender to her classmates in a heart-warming video on Youtube has been praised for her bravery.
Finding that balance between active engagement and suitable distance with your children.
My kids used to talk on their toy phones, now they take selfies with them. It's a sign of the times.
Constantly interfering with your child's learning and decision making process can have long term negative effects on them.
She has huge eyes, a tiny waist, high cheekbones and fancy dresses. She's everywhere. And she could influence the way your child grows up.
As a parent I sit firmly on the fence when it comes to the Disney Effect.