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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The Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce

By Jodi Lord (Play Therapist, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town)   Divorced parents must still fulfill their responsibilities to their children. Children should have rights in divorced families. If you give your children these freedoms, you will have gone a long way toward fulfilling your responsibility as a parent.   Every chilfd whose parents divorce has: [...]

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