DIABETES

 It can be beat! Last year I was approached by a well-respected Cape Town based dietician and concerned parents to help their 11 year-old daughter, who was recently diagnosed with Type 1- Diabetes (insulin dependent). This brave girl, although initially nervous, was determined to not let diabetes get the better of her.  She came to [...]

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How to listen to our children – hints

I often hear parents say: “My child does not listen to me.” My immediate response is: “Are you really listening to your child?” Here are some handy hints on how to listen to your child Mother going down to her daughter’s level in order to make eye-contact For me, the most important tip is to [...]

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Not enough play

I have recently been asked to comment on the effects of when children have too many extra-mural activities and sports and they don’t have enough time to play. When is too much, just too much? As a therapist, I often struggle trying to find a timeslot, in the afternoons, to see children. How important is [...]

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