The undeniable value of mom-friendship

The undeniable value of mom-friendship

Remember how much time you used to spend with your friends as you were growing up? They became more and more important to you as you got older and in fact, may have helped shape you into who you are today. And then life happened and you seem to have little time for yourself let alone time with friends, right?

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Before you know it…

Before you know it…

Remember those carefree days when you were a kid? When the biggest decision you needed to make was whether you wanted chocolate or strawberry milkshake as your treat? And then, before you knew it, you were a teenager and worries were about how good your hairstyle was or if your clothes were fashionable enough.

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Raising kids in the 21st century

Raising kids in the 21st century

Kids of today are far more confident and challenging; they want to know everything and can prove your old wives tales wrong with a Google search. They’ll teach you how to use your new washing machine and know about the latest ruling against spanking in South Africa. Don’t be surprised to hear about politics at the supper table either.

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Ensuring your teenagers are safe online

Ensuring your teenagers are safe online

There’s no escaping it… Kids and technology usage are a reality and the sooner parents realise this, the better. Instead of trying to keep your child in the dark ages (which seems to be the 90s for kids of today) perhaps parents ought to equip themselves with important information that will assist them in keeping tabs on their child’s internet usage without being over-intrusive, especially with teens.

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Becoming mom to a teenager

Becoming mom to a teenager

And so it has arrived… the year my son becomes a teenager. Looking back to the time he was born, I remember how so many parents were willing to give me all kinds of advice about having a baby. (Some not so welcomed but taken nonetheless) But as they get older and reach different phases of their lives (and mine), it seems the advice runs drier. Grandparents often tell stories about when we were their age but times are so different that it’s as though we’re dealing with a new species of human.

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Book review: Powerful by Alicia Thomas-Woolf

Book review: Powerful by Alicia Thomas-Woolf

It’s the start of the new school year and for many children it’s an exciting time. For some though the return to school may be riddled with anxiety and stress, possibly caused by bullying. A parent’s first reaction may be one of rage and anger, no parent wants their child to be the subject of bullying. I’ve come across a lovely book and CD by Alicia Thomas-Woolf that will help parents teach their kids to deal with bullying positively.

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