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Wednesday | 09 December | 2020 Be a good mother rather than trying to be a perfect one

By Melodie Veldhuizen Every mother strives toward being the perfect mom for her kids. But the second you hold that crying bundle in your arms, you realise that it will require hard work to fulfil this dream. As time passes and the challenges of motherhood increase all the more, you  … Read more

Tuesday | 08 December | 2020 Break the silence about domestic violence

By Emsie Martin It is once more time for 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children, an annual campaign from 25 November to 10 December to make people more aware of the impact of violence against women and children. But does it really make a difference?  … Read more

Monday | 07 December | 2020 You don’t need not be perfect to be a good wife

By Melodie Veldhuizen Do you feel inferior when you read about the good qualities of the capable wife whose praise is sung in Proverbs 31:10 to 29? Don’t feel alone – few women, if any, satisfy that description. Your friend may knit or crochet beautifully while another one prepares the  … Read more

Monday | 07 December | 2020 Fathers are stepping up! Here’s how working dads can own their roles as parents

By Anja van den Berg The Covid-19 pandemic reignited a conversation that started decades ago: fathers are increasingly appreciating the value of participating in everyday work caring for, educating, and raising their children. Psychological research across families from all ethnic backgrounds suggests that fathers’ affection and increased family involvement help  … Read more

Monday | 07 December | 2020 Strengthen your child’s self-image

By Emsie Martin A healthy self-image is your child’s defence against the world and its people. Children who feel good about themselves struggle less to handle conflict and negative pressure. They are also less inclined to pretend or to try and satisfy other people to their own detriment. Self-image is  … Read more

Friday | 04 December | 2020 Important money lessons for children

By Nico Strydom With the festive season around the corner the temptation to spend money usually becomes greater and it is a good time to teach your children important money lessons. The website JustMoney recently asked a number of children what money means to them. Many of them realise the  … Read more

Tuesday | 01 December | 2020 Read to your child

By Marli Naidoo It is so blissful to end one’s day with a book. You can share this joy with your children by reading to them. When you read to your child, you not only take him on a flight of the imagination, you also plant the seeds for a  … Read more

Tuesday | 01 December | 2020 Learn from your child to think creatively

By Wilma Bedford Your child may tire you with the why question, followed by further in-depth how questions, and as your child’s curiosity and creative thinking develop, the what if question is added. Your child is trying to make sense of his environment; by asking the right questions he obtains  … Read more

Monday | 23 November | 2020 Affordable Christmas amidst Covid-19 financial pressure

By Marli Naidoo Covid-19 and the lockdown have given most people’s wallets a beating, and many of us just feel like skipping Christmas this year. Of course, this isn’t possible. However, what is possible, is to plan and celebrate an affordable Christmas. Plan ahead and in the finest detail. Your  … Read more

Monday | 16 November | 2020 Develop your child’s sense of humour

By Wilma Bedford A sense of humour is not something one is born with, but it can be cultivated. Cultivate humour in your child and help build a fully rounded personality and a happier adult. People who laugh are healthier, happier and optimistic, less depressed and loved by their peers.  … Read more

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