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What parents have to say about our services

“I was happy to meet two of the Parent Centre’s staff members at a workshop recently as it gave me the opportunity to say thank you for the advice they gave me when my son was 16 years old. At the time, my marriage broke up and my son became involved with unsavory friends and started smoking dagga and bunking […]

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The Five Love Languages

Being and feeling loved is an emotional need that we all have. But we don’t all express and love in the same way. We also differ in what we need to feel loved. Gary Chapman in his books: The “Five Love Languages” and the Five Love Languages of Children” teaches us that there are five primary love languages: Physical Touch […]

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Raising happy, productive, caring, non – violent members of society

Most parents want the best for their children and want their children to become happy, productive, caring and non-violent members of their family, community and society. Experience and research has shown us over and over again that a child’s experience of being parented plays a critical role in this. Parenting influences all aspects of a child’s development – i.e. physical, emotional, psychological, […]

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From the Director’s Desk

Dear parents, friends and colleagues, We hope that in the midst of all life’s challenges, you and your families are experiencing many moments of joy and blessings. In last month we commemorated Human Rights Day which reminds us of the tragic Sharpeville massacre on 21 March 1960 as well our South African Constitution which gives equal rights to all. The […]

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MEDIA RELEASE “Don’t shame pregnant teens – rather give proper sex education”.

11 March 2015 ‘Instead of banishing teenage mothers to Robben Island, role players should rather be proactive by empowering parents with the necessary tools to give adequate and age appropriate sex education to their children’, according to Erna Rheeder, SAVF FAMNET co-ordinator. This follows after President Jacob Zuma, in an address to traditional leaders yesterday, […]

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The Parent Centre partners with the Vital Foundation in preventing child abuse

The Parent Centre and the Vital Foundation recently joined hands in providing much needed antenatal and postnatal support to pregnant women from Gugulethu who are facing additional challenges such as unplanned pregnancy; lack of support from their partners and/or families; financial hardship; depression – challenges which increase the risk of child abuse. This new partnership […]

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The Parent Centre participates in the launch of the South African Child Gauge 2014

The Parent Centre was invited to participate in the Johannesburg and Cape Town launch of the 2014 edition of the South African Child Gauge. This document produced by the Children’s Institute University of Cape Town, has rapidly become an annual publication to look forward to. Congratulations to the Director and staff of the Children’s Institute […]