Creating Moments… Win With Oreo’s

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Oreo’s, the worlds most loved cookie, or is it a biscuit??? Recently conducted it’s very own study in an attempt to better understand the dynamics within South African families.  The results of the study found that there are three main elements that affect South African families: time constraints, the father/child relationship and what a child needs from a family. Given our recent challenges with Hannah, I was most interested in the third element, what a child needs from a family and this is what the study found to be the basic needs of a child from it’s family:

  • They need to be able to trust their parents, feel like they belong and won’t be abandoned.
  • They need a sense of being rooted and grounded.
  • They need to be taught values and beliefs.
  • They need boundaries and appropriate discipline.
  • They need to learn interpersonal skills.
  • They need to develop a sense of competence and cope within the school environment.
  • They need to develop abstract thoughts.
  • They need to learn the value of nature, animals and the planet

But what really stood out for me, was the final paragraph in the study, something we all need to be reminded of from time to time:

And that is exactly what this survey has shown… raising a child, regardless of whether it is within a traditional nuclear family or one that has single parents, means creating moments; and the time for these moments; to bond with them and to teach them things that life needs parents to teach children.

You can read the full results of the study here: The Oreo Study

And now… for the win…. I have 3 Oreo Hampers up for grabs, all you need to is complete the Rafflecopter entry form below and leave a blog comment telling me how you go about creating special moments with your child.


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  • Reply Lauren

    I love to include my two boys in the activities I’m doing.

    September 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Megan

    I spend quality time with my kids and do what they love, baking, crafting, playtime at the park, one on one time, reading a book, watching their favourite movie with them, and most importantly just cuddling 🙂

    September 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply darylfaure

    Playing games like go fish and cazy 8s. Special times when I sit on the carpet with him a d we just have fun, with no lecturing or learning.

    September 19, 2013 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Nicole Mann

    My fav bonding time with my son is in the summer months swimming for hours, picnics outside, exporing for insects and telling each other stories, winter is cuddling, movies, inside tents etc. I love the new oreo ad, touches my heart everytime.

    September 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply cupcakemummy

    At the moment it’s hard for Fysh and I to spend a lot of one-on-one together due to my crazy work hours but I like to keep him out of school on my off days then we do whatever he wants. Sometimes it’s baking biscuits and other times it’s something as simple as cuddles on the sofa or popcorn at the beach. Whatever we end up doing the memories are sweet x

    September 20, 2013 at 2:06 am
  • Reply Nicola Meyer

    I love cuddling under a blanket and watching a movie with my daughter (my son is too old to do this with me 🙁
    I love it when we go as a family down to the beachfront with the bikes or skateboards

    September 20, 2013 at 5:33 am
  • Reply Lynn Botha

    I have a 3 year old and a 2 year old, and our special moments as a family are playing outside in our backyard on the swings, or splashing in their little blow up pool.. On colder days we watch a dvd – kids favourite at the moment is HOP.. and although I can recite ever word and sing every song, its still a precious moments with them that will always be cherished.

    September 20, 2013 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Marcelle

    My little girl is 14 months old. Every day when I get home from work, I put on music and then we go outside and play in the garden – we do whatever her little heart desires, which includes dancing, singing, nursery rhymes and just generally being silly. Yes, there is also mud, rocks, grass and leaves involved and that’s what bathtimes are for 😉 the dirtier the better 🙂

    September 20, 2013 at 8:48 am
  • Reply Tanya B

    Drawing. Always so much fun.

    September 20, 2013 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Amee G

    Most days we put on a dvd and cuddle in the lounge and have a picnic, otherwise we ride bikes, paint, draw, run around, play in the sand and on warmer days swim.

    September 20, 2013 at 8:56 am
  • Reply annty17

    Our special thing is baking together. Hannah enjoys being in the kitchen just as much as I do.

    September 20, 2013 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Cindy

    With 3 kids its hard to make sure that each one gets some alone time, so we try and tag so that we can spend a bit of individual time with each of them, whether it’s for going to the shops alone together for a milkshake or chilling at home and cuddling. Either way, just trying to include them in the things that we do makes a big difference.

    September 20, 2013 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Beverley

    I have 7 year old triplets and sometimes it’s difficult to spend special time with each child individually. So we do “dates” with the kids. The child chooses the activity and has mom (or dad) undivided attention.

    September 20, 2013 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I bake with my boy and we also read stories 🙂

    September 20, 2013 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Charlotte aka The Stiletto Mum

    My kids and I bake cupcakes and cookies, whenever we can.

    September 20, 2013 at 11:52 am
  • Reply beth_N

    great giveaway, always try to spend some separate quality time with each kid, giving my full attention. Love the individual chats i have with them.

    September 20, 2013 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply mushfiqua

    My 3 year old and I spend an hour each day playing active xbox games,like sports and adventure,so we get to excercise and have fun at the same time, and we read the same story for a few weeks be4 he gets bored with it b4 bedtime.this is our cuddle time and chatting time,and the endless list of what mommy must buy when payday comes.baking is for special treats!

    September 20, 2013 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Dhesh

    My 7 month old boy loves it when I sing to him so I sing songs to him where I can perform actions, change my voice to make the funny sounds and generally just be a little silly. He loves it and I love watching him smile and giggle.

    September 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Shelly Farham

    To celebrate special times, we have desert for dinner, have walks along the beach or just play on the jungle gym in the garden together. Each new day has an opportunity for creating special memories, spending the time with my children ensures the memories are created!

    September 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply lameez

    I hav two boys and I have so many 2 say we love working 2getha as a team , doing our kitchen baking, play in park having a leka quality time get dirty in the sand and imagine ourselfs we animals And make all the kind of sounds, out and indoors activities, sports or jumping on the bed n have a cushion moment, I also create moments individualy with each one and my buzzez hav a chance 2 choose what they want 2 do 4 the day ect like reading, watching a movi, going out ect. We create moments wher we help around the house water the plants, wash the car ect and just splashing and singing.My most amazing and blessed times when me & the boys create our moments small or big and always treasure 😀 Every day I’m spare 2 be with them I create a moment:)

    September 23, 2013 at 11:53 pm
  • Reply Tammy Perry

    Every day is a new opportunity to create memories and have moments with my 4 year old Princess! We create memories with the little things like LONG bubble baths, hair and makeup sessions, ice-creams in the garden, story time and cuddling for just another minute in the morning!! ;0)

    September 24, 2013 at 1:31 am
  • Reply Megs H

    Memories are created when mothers and children do something special together on a regular basis. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, extravagant or complicated — just simple and meaningful. For some, a regular “mom-child date night” does the trick. Perhaps you share an interest in gardening, enjoying tea or reading a book.For me, making food in the kitchen is one of my favorite ‘little moments’ with my child. My daughter stands on a stool . We are both so engaged with the process and so happy to be helping out. It is a simple way for me to spend time with her, take care of meal preparation, and teach her some skills. Whatever activity you choose, make it special and smile while you’re at it.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Chelsea

    I don’t have a child but I work at a primary school with many precious children so I hope this counts. To create those special moments we always allow time everyday to hear what is happening in the children’s lives. Some come from tough backgrounds where they don’t get much attention so I do my best to celebrate them. We get in a circle and as a class each say something that we like/positive comment about that child (we also do this for all the other children on different days). Seeing the way their face lights up is SO special to me. I also ensure that I listen to the stories that the children come to tell me and spend some quality time with them during that chat, just catching up on how they are feeling.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:21 am
    • Reply Sharon

      I’m reminded of a verse from the bible, not a verbatum quote, but is says she’s mother to not one but a mother to many or something like that. Of course you count, more than you can imagine!

      September 25, 2013 at 9:47 am
  • Reply blackhuff

    I choose activities which my children can be included in.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Adele

    Love making memories by baking cookies, painting, swimming.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Claire van Apeldoorn

    I think doing the small things with your kids are actually the big things so I try enjoy every situation no matter what it is. I try include them in as much as possible.

    September 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply leandi september

    By getting involved with what they like to do,playing with them..

    September 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm
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