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Mom’s jail sentence for refusing access to child

A Pretoria mother was sentenced to thirty days imprisonment, suspended for five years, for contempt of court after she denied her ex-husband access to his child, according to IOL. The sentence was suspended provided that the mother allows access to the child, in accordance made with a court agreement previously made with the child’s father. Leave the Read More

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Tapping: a great way to help kids deal with anxiety?

The Tapping Solution Foundation explains that by tapping particular points on your body while talking through something that might be causing you to feel anxious, you can restore balance in your body and mind.   Ever heard of the Tapping Solution? It’s the practice of tapping particular points on your body with your fingertips while Read More

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Smacking your child is officially illegal in SA now…. Your thoughts?

The Constitution, Children’s Act and our criminal law have always protected children against corporal punishment. What exactly is corporal punishment? Any punishment in which physical force is used and means to cause pain or discomfort – that, in short, is the definition by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. That means grabbing Read More

The 9 Worst Mistakes Stepparents Make

Being a stepparent just may be the hardest familial role to play and no matter how hard you try, there is no guarantee of creating one big, happy Brady Bunchish family. Stepparenting is a delicate dance, says clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula, PhD. It is all about communicating and understanding that blended families can have complicated Read More

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My husband (their Stepdad) hates my kids

Worried Mom writes: My 12 yr old and her step father can’t seem to get along. My husband will consistently criticize my daughter, keep telling me that she will not do well in school, will do drugs, get pregnant and drop out of school. She has a 76% grade average.  She has promised me that Read More

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5 tips for first-time step moms/ parents

Sometimes the perfect man you’ve been waiting for has a child, and tackling this for the first time can be overwhelming. Here are tips to make sure you don’t end up being called the evil stepmom.  1. Start slow One of the biggest mistakes you can ever make is expecting your relationship to be perfect Read More