Building Blocks

Who doesn’t love playing with blocks, building towers, building again as high as we can, even knocking them over . It’s a bit like life..where new experiences build up, things grow, things don’t work ( fall down) and then we grow more experiences (towers) . Though the towers always need strong foundation blocks at the bottom to hold strong and allow for development. So ..building blocks and child development ? Think of it as from baby -infant- toddler- child developing a strong set of foundation building blocks ready to help our little ones in life . Let’s call the Building blocks :- kindness/empathy, understanding, love ,positive self esteem and self awareness and understanding positive disciplines for life. With these as strong foundations ,our little ones can develop with confidence growing into strong individuals .

As parents we can help support these building blocks to grow strong. Allowing them to grow into their own self as an individual with gaining confidence in themselves and their abilities. Let them be children and act their age . Lots of opportunities to learn though play kindness, playing near others or with others, sharing, taking turns with others, respect for others. Confidence to have fun and laugh and run and dance around and enjoy life. A parent that is open to them, too easily turn to when they need cuddles , love and attention and quiet time. Knowing it is ok to be sad and happy. Positive praise, let them try new things..encourage curiosity of new things and experiences ..let them explore. Children need to learn how to figure out problems..let them …don’t step in and solve the puzzle for them. Have boundaries with behaviour, after-all life has boundaries . Learning boundaries are often related to their safety and their own well being. Building Blocks become part of us xx


Parenting journey..quite a tricky road some times. Do you ever wonder how such little ones can at times dictate how the day is going to be and many times alter what we were planning to do ? I know for me sometimes I can just follow the flow and smile about it, other days I’m left wondering WHY! We all need a friendly go to support , even just for a chat. I believe we all look for different support from different people, making hopefully a great support network. For all parents out there, mothers ,fathers ,Grandparents, Guardians, doing it together or doing it alone. If you would like some support for those tomes ..drop me a message. xx

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Cherish Parenting was nearly ready to launch . Then tragically a pandemic hit the World and amongst all the devastation it brought ,it also saw a significant change and demands to my health job. So Cherishparenting went on the back-burner for a while. Now as I gain again a little more ..Cherish time ..I’m up and running again. Though through all what is and has happened, I am so aware .. more than ever of families needing that extra support. So for the time being ..subscriptions are all on offer and include SUBSCRIBE FOR 6 MONTH PAY FOR 5. PLUS membership levels all at special prices . RUN level has limited spaces due to my other work commitments.  … In the future  levels will include more Skype calls and face time but for now…please just contact me ..everyone needs to talk xx

Yours truly,
Janet … Cherishparenting