Author: Neha Dave

Raising Confident and Assertive kids

Summary of some of the articles and studies that I recently went through, these seem to be some simple ways to improve a child’s confidence and boost their assertiveness skills Let your children undertake more activities, especially everyday ones like brushing teeth or getting dressed. Achievement leads to and boosts perceived sense of confidence. Constant […]

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Cause and Effect – the list

Following are the values I follow while parenting and I am happy to discuss practical techniques to implement any of them. Please share yours or feel free to comment on mine. : Health (physical and mental) is everything. Though Junior is not old enough to understand what it really means by a healthy mind, he […]

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Cause and Effect

Cause in this post refers to Actions undertaken and Effects are the consequences of those actions. Consequences are the effects of our action, not necessarily positive or negative. Being a mother two can be a challenging task on some days but despite those challenges and varying levels of motivation, energy and availability of time, I […]

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Walk your worries away!

I mean it! Just put on your runners or some other form of comfortable shoes and get moving! We all know that exercise should be an important part of our daily routine but we don’t always do things that are good for us. Years of research have proved that regular exercise can be highly beneficial […]

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Domestic Engineer

I recently reunited with a few school girlfriends through a chat application which gave us all a chance to communicate with each other on a more regular basis than a status ‘like’ here on there on Facebook. Ongoing discussions revealed that a few ladies were fortunate enough to manage their house and children and did […]

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Self Care

Some clients often seek counselling on experiencing what they describe as a ‘Burnout’. They report feeling physically exhausted, demotivated, over thinking things, often snappy or irritable and have difficulty sleeping. These clients – often ladies AND mums describe themselves as ‘being on the go’ most of the time. They are often managing some form of […]

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Me, Myself and I

I am a mum of one (4 in May 2013), wife and a Psychologist. I am also a part time sister to my brother who lives locally and a long distance daughter and granddaughter to my family in India.  I have been in this country I almost call home (Australia) for the past 12 years […]

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Sleep like a baby? What???

Ahh, the million dollar issue for individuals all ages. As a child my parents thought I didn’t sleep enough, then didn’t know what to do with me when I gave up the afternoon sleep and wanted to stay up watching TV at night. A few more years in and I refused to wake up in […]

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Acculturation

Parenting is anything but easy. It is often the most satisfying responsibility anyone can undertake and yet it tends to frustrate us at times. Through my personal experience, I have realized that it was important but hard to find a good balance between adapting to a new culture , maintain some aspects of my own […]

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Here I am !

Its taken me longer to learn to use this blog than completing my Degrees; and believe me I feel like I was studying forever! Anyway there is alot to learn about this and I am sure I ll get there. But…here I am so lets cut to the chase Through this blog I aim to […]

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