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Cultivating an attitude of Gratitude

We live in a world that constantly bombards our children with messages suggesting that happiness, recognition, ……life itself, is a result of what we can accumulate; material possessions, likes on Instagram, selection for the 1st team, a degree…and so the list goes on. Truth is that this is not the case and once this reality settles, they are left with an emptiness that over time …

Let’s promote their individuality and uniqueness

All children are unique in their own way, and one of our top priorities as care givers is to identify and nurture those qualities that make our children who they are. It’s not as easy as it sounds, especially because life is full of obstacles that cause challenges. Yet in so many ways, it is simpler than we think. Embracing your child for who they …

How to help a child with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition that can cause unusual levels of hyperactivity and impulsive behaviours. Children with ADHD may also have trouble focusing their attention on a single task or sitting still for long periods of time. This disorder can have a significant effect on children’s education and relationships, both with family members and their peers. As I prepared to …

Happy Youth Day!

“We, the people of South Africa, have journeyed far since the long lines of our first democratic election on 27 April 1994, when we elected a government for us all. We began to tell a new story then. We have lived and renewed that story along the way. Now in 2030 we live in a country which we have remade. We have created a home …

Child Protection is everyone’s business! And mothers have an important role to play in this regard…

Child Protection is everyone’s business!  And mothers have an important role to play in this regard, as the home is the seat of learning values, beliefs, cultural and societal norms, and life skills. During this month of Child Protection Awareness, which coincides with the celebration of Mother’s Day we felt it fitting to look at what mothers can do to provide their children with a …

Freedom Day…Overcoming Anxiety

Freedom Day on 27 April is an annual celebration of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections of 1994. It is significant because it marks the establishment of a new democratic government led by Nelson Mandela and a new state subject to a new constitution. It’s difficult to celebrate this Freedom Day in such unprecedented times. Most of us are still reeling from the aftereffects of the …