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12 tips for positive parenting

12 tips for positive parenting

Is positive parenting simply about being ‘positive’ towards our kids? Is it about talking positively instead of negatively, or disciplining without loosing your cool? Actually positive parenting is being seen as an entire way of being that values growth, well-being, relationships and happiness, above all else.

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Book review: How many ways can you say Hello?

Book review: How many ways can you say Hello?

How many ways can you say, ‘This is a gorgeous book’? How many ways can you say, ‘It couldn’t have come a moment too soon for South Africa’ and ‘I want to read it to my daughter every day, forever’? I wonder if you know?

In case you haven’t gathered from my enthusiasm, I absolutely love Refiloe Moahloli’s debut children’s book How many ways can you say Hello?

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How is racial prejudice passed on to kids?

How is racial prejudice passed on to kids?

I’ll never forget the day my middle son came home from preschool and told me that he’d learned about different people and cultures in the world. Now you may have noticed that people of Indian descent (like myself) in SA have many different complexions And he says to me, “You know you get all colours of people mama…

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Figuring her out, my anxious teenager 

Figuring her out, my anxious teenager 

My 12-year-old daughter is experiencing extreme anxiety. She describes her symptoms as waking up at night and being unable able to get back to sleep, an inability to concentrate at school because she’s exhausted by lack of sleep, a decrease in appetite and hyperventilating if she’s put on the spot at school

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The Grateful Parent

The Grateful Parent

Parenting is tough and tiring and generally involves a multitude of thankless tasks performed endlessly day after day like an endless time loop
However, if you’re tired of the groaning and want to see things from a different perspective, here are some ideas on parenting gratitude to get you going…

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