Category Archives: Parents


“Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse is not only a basic value but also an obligation clearly set out in Article 28 of the South African Constitution.” National Child Protection Week (CPW) is observed in South Africa annually [ 2 – 9 June] to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Children’s Act of 2005. South Africa has drafted legislation, based on the United Convention of the Rights of the Child, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the Constitution. The campaign began in 1997 and it aims to mobilise all sectors of society to ensure that children and cared for and protected. While the initiative is led by the Minister of Social Development, it is every citizen’s duty to a role in protecting children and creating a safe and secure environment for them. Children in South Africa live in…

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The first step to overcoming any sort of addiction is admitting that you have a problem and you need help to solve or rather overcome the addiction. It may come as a shock to many but internet/social media addiction is becoming a big issue in our society and it is affecting us all. If you are a parent and you are battling with this issue, then it would be wise that you have an open discussion with your children and let them know that there is such a thing as too much social media and how it can be detrimental to your family life. Below are a few tips on how you can address your online addition with your family and ultimately, overcome the issue: Start by admitting to your children and family that you have a problem – the first step to finding a solution is to admit to…

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