Parenting

Dear parents and carers,

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    Dear parents and carers, I repeat, dear parents and carers! Yes, you! I have an important message for you so please pay attention. You are a parent or carer and not a TEACHER! I shall repeat it; You are NOT a TEACHER! Even if you are a teacher or educator by profession, your […]

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The C word

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I This C word definitely should not have a negative connotation. What C word is this? Compromise!  When you mention the word ‘compromise’ to some people in relation to parenting they will tell you that it is something they have had to learn despite initially finding it difficult. Some will even go as far as […]

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Preparing for the arrival – Part 2

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The good news of discovering that you will soon be a parent is often clouded by the excitement of having parental responsibility for a child that sometimes a future parent unintentionally does not prepare for the baby’s arrival until it is fairly late. Preparation, as we know, is key for any type of arrival let […]

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Preparing for the arrival – Part 1

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It is not every mum to be that is privileged to have a partner present to share not just their birthing experience but also raising a child jointly. I am not referring to mere physical presence but having a supportive partner that is emotionally, spiritually, psychologically… present. Raising a child is not something to be […]

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Display strength by seeking help

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As parents, we often find ourselves seeking advice, wise counsel, support and assistance in the course of this lifelong journey called raising children. We are indeed lucky and blessed that in this fast paced world, there are still avenues, opportunities, institutions, communities, online and offline portals where one can obtain reliable information to help address […]

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Time to step up your game.

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Parents, it is time to step up! Up your game! Yes, you heard me right. It is time to stop making excuses, grab the bull by its horn, and time to show your wards who is in charge and how things should be done! Okay what am I going on about? Two things actually, R. […]

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Reward and Recognition

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Let’s reward and appreciate young people in our care when the need arises. Reward and Recognition often falls under the the heading of positive reinforcement. Do you know how important these two issues are in relation to your parenting journey? They are absolutely necessary. Recognition is a critical factor to interacting with our children, encouraging […]