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How Gratitude Shapes Your Child

How Gratitude Shapes Your Child

Some months ago, I was working from a coffee shop and there were three teens sitting a couple of tables away from me. They initially piqued my interest because I had just heard the news reader on the radio talk about schools being closed for winter break and they had...
Building A Study Sanctuary For Your Child

Building A Study Sanctuary For Your Child

Last week we delved into boosting your child’s brain and memory during exams. Staying in the same spirit, we are sharing how you can create a study sanctuary for your child today, and yes! There are many benefits to this because it goes a long way in your child’s...
Developing An Autonomy-Affirming Parenting Style

Developing An Autonomy-Affirming Parenting Style

The other day two toddlers were playing outside my window and one toddler kept calling the other toddler a shortened version of his name. Despite repeatedly correcting him and asking his friend to address him by his full name, the toddler kept using the shortened...
Flipping The Parenting Script

Flipping The Parenting Script

The popular saying, ‘’nothing beats a mothers love’’ needs no explanation. Most parents want the best for their children, but their parental style isn’t the best for their child.  Parental coach Ayanda Tetyana discussed different parenting styles with Olwethu...
Self-love And Personal Perception of Beauty is Key

Self-love And Personal Perception of Beauty is Key

Growing up as a girl in a township on the Cape Flats of Cape Town was incredibly difficult. I had no role models to look up to, I didn’t see myself being mirrored back to me in a positive way.  Everyone I knew had unbelievably hard lives, they were given subpar...