Entries by Sonja Preston

Why Boys Need to Play with Dolls

How many women do you know who complain that their partners or husbands ‘never’ help around the house? Over the years as a mother and a Parenting Consultant, I’ve heard far more complaints, than praise about the men’s housekeeping participation. This also seems to be born out by researchers who claim that females still do […]

So, What’s Wrong with Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys?

This week I needed to purchase some new toys for a Playgroup I run. ‘That’s easy’, I thought, as I headed to the nearest toy store. Now, I should add, that my children are all adults and I don’t have grandchildren. The various Parenting Consultant positions I’ve held over the past 14 years have all […]

Does your child know you love them?

When’s the last time you said: “I love you Jasmine/ Steven/ Amy, or hugged your child for no particular reason? Children need and thrive on regular doses of unconditional love. What is Unconditional Love? This is love expressed or shown, which isn’t related to a particular act or behaviour (like doing their homework, or picking […]