[LISTEN] How to really protect your children from danger

When we think about protecting our children, we instantly think of their physical safety both offline and online. But, according to our creative parenting expert, Nikki Bush, that’s not the only thing we should be considering.

Bush says that there are different types of protection when we think about shielding our children from the dangers in the world.

We generally think of physical threats to our children.

Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

Often our reaction to these threats is to stand between our children and the world like a barrier but sometimes we defend them too much and end up suffocating them says Bush.

She adds that parents need to develop protective skills in their kids because as a parent, you wont always be with your children.

With developing those protective factors, we need to help our children become better problem solvers.

Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

Bush says that it’s a tricky subject because parents could bring up fearful children. Building their self-esteem and problem solving skills is very important because it leads them to have an ability to self-protect adds Bush.

Read: 'Life skills and problem solving go hand in hand' - Nikki Bush, Parenting expert

[WATCH] Creative Parenting Expert Nikki Bush talking about the different ways parents can protect their children from the threats of the world.

Click on the link below to hear how communities can help protect your children…


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Understanding your inner child

[LISTEN] Understanding your inner child

In the wellness feature, psychologist, couch and writer Yasmeen Engelbrecht chats about understanding your inner child.

I questioned life & would ask myself, what's the point of living - Nomsa Manaka

I questioned life & would ask myself, what's the point of living - Nomsa Manaka

#WeekendBreakfast host Phemelo Motene chats to choreographer Nomsa Manaka about a life of dancing, dealing with loss & surviving cancer

[LISTEN] 7 tips to successfully lead a group

[LISTEN] 7 tips to successfully lead a group

In the wellness feature, coach, writer & psychologist Yasmeen Engelbrecht chats about how people regress when they're in a group.

[LISTEN] Nikki Bush chats about the value of the left & right brain in childhood

[LISTEN] Nikki Bush chats about the value of the left & right brain in childhood

‘We’re actually all born whole-brained but we are predisposed more to one side than the other side’ – Nikki Bush, parenting expert

[LISTEN] Creative parenting expert talks about the low muscle tone epidemic

[LISTEN] Creative parenting expert talks about the low muscle tone epidemic

In the parenting feature, Nikki Bush chats about why schools need to implement Physical Development into their daily curriculum.

Parenting expert Nikki Bush is back to talk about goal setting for children

Parenting expert Nikki Bush is back to talk about goal setting for children

‘Goal setting for children is an important thing because they foster purpose, passion and progress'. - Nikki Bush, parenting expert

Popular articles
Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Callers rally behind Zondi, question support for Omotoso at the trial

Callers rally behind Zondi, question support for Omotoso at the trial

Callers on The Eusebius McKaiser Show with Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh discuss the Omotoso Trial.

Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

James Grant says he thinks that it may be time to re-look how the law works in terms of dealing with rape victims.

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, seems to be finding excuses as to why its leaders are in trouble.

Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

Discussions between Sanral, and the Ministers of Finance and Transport have apparently reached an advanced stage.

'The EFF presser was about blaming Pravin Gordhan'

'The EFF presser was about blaming Pravin Gordhan'

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela gives a summary of what came out of the EFF presser.

[WATCH] Hilarious little girl tells mom that she needs a boyfriend

[WATCH] Hilarious little girl tells mom that she needs a boyfriend

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.