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The role of supportive fathers in raising successful young men

While the role of mothers is quite aptly lauded, one of the unsung heroes in a child’s life is their father, especially when it comes to raising young boys. Studies show that children who have a supportive father that shows both emotional and cognitive assistance with learning have stronger peer relationships and also perform better […]

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Teens battle mental health ahead of exams  

Final exams are approaching, and the pressure can be extremely intense for teenagers. Research shows that two-thirds of adolescent’s experience levels of exam stress that mental health organisations would describe as ‘worrying.’ Further to this, teen suicide which is motivated by exam pressure is becoming a growing concern amongst educators, parents, and social workers.   “Self-harm due

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Working Parents are Burnt out, Unsupported by Employers, Desperate to Connect with their Kids    

Survey highlights the pain points of working parents in South Africa. Being a working parent has never been easy, and it’s even less so in today’s digitally ‘always-connected’ world. The expectations of modern workers far exceed what was acceptable fifty years ago, which was to close shop promptly at 5pm and leave work at the

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Do’s and don’ts to building children’s self-esteem

Building children’s self-esteem is the foundation for a happy well-rounded adult. But how can more parents get this right? The State of the World’s Children 2021 report drew this conclusion… Around the world, mental disorders are a significant and often ignored cause of suffering that interfere with children’s and young people’s health and education and

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Parenting education is vital in employee wellness programmes  

Globally, parenting education has gained real momentum in many companies’ employee wellness and employee assistance programmes. Traditionally, employers once preferred that employees drew hard lines between their family lives and work lives. But that’s always been an illusion. The stresses and anxieties arising in one realm have always cast shadows over the other, and this

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