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The Impact of Substance Abuse !

Addiction and Family Roles In every family unit, each person plays a role (or multiple roles) to help the family function better and to maintain a level of homeostasis, stability and balance. When substance abuse is added to this dynamic, the family roles naturally shift to adjust to the new behaviors associated with drug or Read More

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Drug Addicted Parents and Their Terrible Effect on the Lives of Their Children

An employer who has drug addicts in his/her employ already has it bad. With drug addicts in the workplace, the risk of workplace accidents is higher, and so are the costs that come with drug addiction at work. All that, however, pales in comparison to the suffering a child with drug addicted parents has to Read More

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Child Abduction Prevention – 8 tips that could keep your child safe (VIDEO)

According to Missing Children South Africa, a child goes missing every five hours in our country. One minute your child is there, the next minute they’re gone. It is a frightening reality and every parent’s nightmare, but a prevailing issue in South Africa. It’s a chilling statistic – and it should serve as a warning Read More

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Refusal to allow the other parent to exercise parental rights.

A parent should never alienate a child from the other parent. The Act contains certain provisions that aim to prevent one parent from frustrating the exercise of responsibilities and rights by the other parent. Any parent who has care of a child and refuses to allow the other parent to exercise his/her responsibilities and rights Read More

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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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What happened to Asperger’s syndrome?

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association stopped using the clinical term “Asperger’s syndrome”, grouping the condition with other forms of autism under the term “Autism Spectrum Disorder” (ASD). Here an expert explains why the change was made and how it will impact families. I often get asked “Does my child have Asperger’s?” in my clinical 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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PROTECTING A CHILD’S EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT WHEN PARENTS DIVORCE

The child’s development of an emotional attachment to a primary caregiver in the first six years of life is very important. A disturbance in this development can create problems in childhood, adolescence, and adult life. Behaviors fundamental to personal and interpersonal well-being are involved. Examples of these are: 1) the ability to create deep and Read More

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WHEN YOU CANNOT CO-PARENT

In a good-enough divorce, exes work through feelings of anger, betrayal and loss and arrive at a place of acceptance. Frustrations over the other parent’s values and choices are contained and pushed aside, making space for the Holy Grail of post-divorce life: effective co-parenting. Co-parenting is possible only when both exes support their children’s need Read More