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Keep on keeping on!

What I have learnt about leadership this week… Life, human development, the journey of leadership is not a straight line.  There are highs and lows, peaks and valleys, not the eternal sunshine promised by fairy tales and our modern day “it’s all about me” culture.  The valleys can be extremely wearing on the body and […]

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The Parent Centre welcomes ruling

The Parent Centre welcomes the ruling last week by the Gauteng High Court that the defence of reasonable chastisement previously afforded to parents was not in line with the Constitution and no longer applied in law. We are against any form of violence against children, including physical punishment that parents use to discipline children. We […]

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Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap Communication between Parent and Teenager This 4 session workshop, of 3 ½ hours each, focuses on the challenges and concerns that impact upon the parent-teen relationship during this critical developmental stage. Strategies aimed at “Closing the Gap” will be covered. Ten CPD points for registered social workers and social auxiliary workers.   Session 1: Connecting with […]

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Building your child’s self esteem

Dorothy Corkhill Briggs says, “if your child has high self-esteem he has it made”. Further she states that self-esteem is “how a person feels about himself – a quiet sense of self-respect, a feeling of self-worth’. She emphasises that self-esteem forms the “core of a child’s personality and determines the use he or she makes of his […]

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Artwork for Goodwork

Photographer Alex Rochard (@rochardalex) zooms into the first phase of this process as we start cleaning up and preparing the container for more workshops. We’re pretty excited to see the final result, more to follow soon.   The Hangberg Family Resilience Programme is an innovative project, funded separately by the Department of Social Development, aiming […]