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Monday | 21 September | 2020 What do I do with my selfish teenager?

By Marli Naidoo A teenager can be inclined to be totally absorbed with his own life and thoughts, and have little time for the problems and needs of others. Although this is a normal phase of development, loving intervention and instruction in empathy are necessary. If teenagers aren’t equipped to  … Read more

Monday | 21 September | 2020 Crime: We need to take care of ourselves

By Dr Eugene Brink Although the overall levels of crime dropped in the 2019-’20 financial year as compared to the previous year, the devil is in the detail and crime remains unacceptably high. This tendency can be ascribed to the fact that fewer crimes were reported in communities and that  … Read more

Wednesday | 16 September | 2020 Your child’s choice

By Emsie Martin What do  you as a parent do if your child’s choice of friends or even a life partner does not meet your approval? How do you handle this difficult situation? Sometimes the reasons why you don’t like your child’s friend are valid and these could include the  … Read more

Wednesday | 16 September | 2020 Family research – when the bug starts to bite

By Emsie Martin The day you decide to research your family is akin to throwing out a jigsaw puzzle of a 1000 pieces on the table and fitting all the pieces together. The only problem is that you don’t have all the pieces. Searching for all the pieces sometimes yields  … Read more

Wednesday | 09 September | 2020 3 Steps to protect your relationship from your partner’s work stress

By Anja van den Berg The Coronavirus pandemic is causing a peak in workers’ stress levels, with an astonishing number of people describing this time as the most stressful time of their careers. Although some of that stress is due to health and existential concerns, much of it is associated  … Read more

Wednesday | 02 September | 2020 Domestic violence – how can you help?

By Wilma Bedford The Covid-19 lockdown has placed domestic violence and abuse against women in the spotlight; one out of every six women experiences violence. Violence is any abusive conduct that curbs the rights of any citizen to be free and that causes harm with regard to the health and  … Read more

Wednesday | 02 September | 2020 Your stoep garden

By Wilma Bedford With the recent lockdown and the prospect of more lockdowns in future we take a new look at the stoep and the stoep garden as an additional outside room of the house or we want to try and change the space into something similar with a minimum  … Read more

Wednesday | 26 August | 2020 Recipe: Baked chicken with thyme

Lea Brink Aromatic and quick. You will need: 4 chicken breasts 250ml fresh cream 100g finely chopped thyme 400g yellow and red rosa tomatoes ½ finely chopped onion 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 2 cups grated cheddar cheese Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Cut  … Read more

Wednesday | 26 August | 2020 Recipe: Chocolate truffles with a pistachio filling

Lea Brink Quick and easy. You will need: 175 ml fresh cream 200g finely chopped white chocolate 100g finely chopped pistachio nuts 2 tablespoons sugar 200g finely chopped milk chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Frosting: 10 finely chopped pistachios 1 tablespoon coarse salt 1 tablespoon coconut 1 tablespoon finely chopped  … Read more

Wednesday | 26 August | 2020 Apply the principles of performance reviews to build your parent-child relationship

By Anja van den Berg Insight into how others experience us is a vital tool for change. That is true not only in the workplace but also at home. We are often so busy as employees that it’s easy to overlook the impact we have as parents and partners, says  … Read more

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