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Raising non-violent children

In a small town in the Western Cape, two children aged 12 and 7, tied up their little friend and hacked him to death. The child was so badly battered, that the only way his body could be identified was by the clothes he was wearing Continue reading

Being an assertive mother

Q: How can I be a more assertive mother?

Question: I’m feeling a little lost and alone in my parenting journey. I’m a very sensitive person by nature and throughout my life it’s caused people to ‘walk all over me’ so to speak. I’m completely against CIO, sleep training, schedules, etc. So here’s my question. I want to be able to Continue reading

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Do ‘time-outs’ make children behave better?

For many years we have been told that time-outs are the kindest and most constructive way to discipline or teach children to be good and sort out problems with them. But are they? Today many parenting experts and psychologists say that time-outs create more problems Continue reading

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Discipline and Loving Guidance

Discipline is probably one of the most misunderstood words in the parenting vocabulary. When parents talk of discipline they often think of punishments like time-outs, consequences, confiscating toys or even smacking children. So when Elizabeth Pantley’s Continue reading

Mom and Toddler

Q: When should I start to discipline my toddler?

Question: I have a lively, energetic, sometimes strong-willled but otherwise delightful and loving toddler. I don’t want to be over-strict, but I don’t want to be permissive either. When should I start to “discipline” her and how should I go about it? Continue reading

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Toddlers and Tantrums

We’ve all heard of the ‘terrible twos’. Many parents with young babies wonder if they will cope when their baby reaches his second birthday, and not far behind it, the sadly misnamed terrible twos. But the good news is that two-year-olds are working on reaching some very important developmental Continue reading