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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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5 tips to win at reading to your children

Reading aloud to your children can encourage a love of reading while having educational, social and emotional benefits for your child. This study outlines how you can make reading to your children an enriching experience for all. Reading to your child is one of the most successful ways of instilling a love of reading in them. 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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Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents-Making Joint Custody Work After a Divorce

Co-parenting after a split is rarely easy, especially if you have a contentious relationship with your ex-partner. You may be concerned about your ex’s parenting abilities, stressed about child support or other financial issues, feel worn down by conflict, or think you’ll never be able to overcome all the resentments in your relationship. But co-parenting 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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Fix Yourself First!

You can’t fix stupid and you can’t fix crazy, but you can fix yourself. 😉 You want to fix people because you love them, however, you cannot fix or change someone else. Your motives may be pure and it simply is not possible. Give it up. They are not broken. They are just not perfect. Read More

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Can Single Moms have Balance? Your thoughts…..

Can working moms juggle career and family and still find time for themselves? Finding balance needn’t be a dream. It’s 6:30 pm when you finally arrive home, having rushed out the front door at the crack of dawn. You’ve had an exhausting day at the office but had to collect your son from rugby practice Read More