Self-confidence in young girls

 Wanting to be someone else in a waste of the person you are -Marilyn Monroe   Society sends girls the message that it is important for them to get along with others and to be very, very thin and pretty. The question I pose:  What can a parent do to build a confident daughter who [...]

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Healthy body, healthy mind

Healthy eating Children are like wet cement – mouldable and impressionable. (This also means that the longer they ‘set,’ the harder it is to change.) -Anne Ortlund   I can officially say that ignorance is bliss! Before I gained the knowledge that one should always read the labels on food packaging, I assumed I was [...]

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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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