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17 Things Boys Need from their Moms

17 Things Boys Need from their Moms


Children need many things from their parents. They need stability, protection, nurturing, and love. They also need other things, different things from each of their parents.

Because I am a mommy to a little boy, this is what I know. So, here’s the list of things I hope I give to my little guy, in order to help him grow into a good man – the things I think every little boy needs from his mom.

A boy needs:

1. To be showered with affection - hugs, kisses, all of it. Until he is big enough to not want that anymore. Then he needs you to ruffle his hair, put your hand on his shoulder, and hug him anyway. He needs to know the importance of human contact so that he doesn’t keep it from his wife or children.

2. To dance – in the car, in the living room, in the front yard. Slow dance, crazy dance, any kind of dancing the song calls for, even if there’s no song at all. He will learn that life has a soundtrack. That there is no moment too small to celebrate, and the big ones….. they almost always call for dancing.

3. To be told secrets – and let him tell them to you. Big or small. Doesn’t matter what they are. He needs to know that he can always talk to you, about anything. And besides, secrets are fun!

Pocket money rules for kids and parents
Saturday, 07 July 2018 00:00

Pocket money rules

There really are no hard and fast pocket money rules that parents and kids everywhere should follow. Your family’s pocket money rules will depend on the preferences and needs of your own particular family. However, it’s generally a good idea for kids to have some sort of pocket money, even from as young of an age as four or five. Having their own money to spend allows children to understand spending and saving, and the value of a rand.

Although there aren’t set rules, here are some things your family should think about when it comes to pocket money.

Teach Kids to Pay Themselves First

You might want to require that your children automatically take a certain percentage of their pocket money to put into a savings account or even just a piggy bank. This will encourage kids to get into the habit of saving, even if it’s just a little at a time.

Make Pocket Money Appropriate to Age

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