Dangers of sharing your children’s pictures and information online: Tips on sharing safely

The one thing that we moms do really well is share everythiiiing about our children – what they did, what they like, what they ate, what they said… this sharing has trickled into our social media pages and is known as ‘sharenting‘ (the sharing of children’s photographs online). It’s very cute and meant well but the consequences are becoming alarming. Reports of children being kidnapped or being found on fake […]

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Tips for preparing your child for change: no matter how big or small

It’s hard enough to accept and embrace change, as an adult, can you imagine how complex and confusing it must be for a child? 2015 has been a big year of change for my boy – we moved house and he started grade one in January, only to be moved to a new school six months later!! Just before the transfer to a new school, I noticed a few behaviour […]

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National Child Protection Week: Safety tips every child should be taught

Some of the latest news reports on children’s safety have been giving me great anxiety – we’ve been hearing of toddlers going missing and being abused more frequently. In light of National Child Protection Week, I thought I would look into some safety tips that all parents can consider teaching their little ones: Teach your child that their body is special and that no one is allowed to touch their […]

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Get out and play!!!

My word, the kids of today are missing out on some seriousssssss fun. Growing up in Soweto, absolutely nothing came close to the amount of fun we would have during weekends and school holidays! All the cousins and those of friends would come to Gogo’s for the mischief (and love). We would voluntarily sleep on mattresses in the lounge, wake up, have umdogo (porridge), eagerly do our chores so we […]

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GUEST BLOG POST: Teaching our children to accept their “otherness”

I remember very little about my first few years in primary school. However I can’t forget the feeling that big school gave me. I carried a heavy loneliness; and a feeling of being lesser. Every day I was driven to a school in Bedfordview from a four room house in Soweto, squashed up with fifteen other kids in a combi, because my father wanted me to have a better education. […]

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