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HOW TO RAISE A FIRST BORN LIKE THE THIRD

Last weekend I heard one of SA small screen celebrity dad talk about how he wished he had read a book on  how to...

HOMEWORK BLUES

When I decided on a school for my standard one son I was guided by three principles and these were: Affordable school fees,Proximity to...

SCHOOL RUN ANGST

The school run, I hate it. Some time back I saw couple of posts on  social media from fed up mothers who expressed some...

MORE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS THAT CHILDREN ASK

Last week we compiled a list of some of the tough questions that children tend to ask their parents. Contributing to the discussion, via email,...

DIFFICULT QUESTIONS KIDS ASK PARENTS

The first tough question that threw me off balance from my children is when a four- year- old wanted to know what a condom...

WORKING MOM’S DILEMMA

Me time versus time with the kids This past weekend I missed a chance to be pampered at a church women's Valentine's Day out in...

AN ALTERNATIVE TO SPANKING

One of the major roles of a parent that I found absolutely intimidating about   parenthood was the daunting responsibility to lay down the blueprint...

SPANKING ON THE SPOTLIGHT

While a certain section of our society is agitating for corporal punishment to be applied much more liberally to misbehaving adults, our neighbours in...

MORE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS THAT CHILDREN ASK

Last week we compiled a list of some of the tough questions that children tend to ask their parents. Contributing to the discussion, via email,...

WRITING DOWN THE VISION

  Mothers' 2012' resolutions for the children Recently as I accidentally  flattened a toy on my driveway, it occurred to me that  If I received one...

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Last week we carried two intriguing reports about two different men who were seeking to wriggle out of their parental responsibilities in two different...

RAISING GRATEFUL CHILDREN

Breaking news: An expression of gratitude doesn't just make the recipient happy and the giver civil, it actually improves health, resilience and emotional well-...

SHOPPING WITH CHILDREN

These past two weeks have been very busy for me on the home front with birthday parties to attend and gifts to buy. I don't...

HOUSEHOLD POWER DYNAMICS – WHOSE THE BOSS OF WHOM?

Power in very basic terms means the ability to control one’s environment, which of course, would translate into the ability to control the behaviour...

STRENGTHENING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS

On Tuesday we attended an exciting meeting called by the ministry of  Education and Skills Development to launch a brilliant initiative  to bring the...

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE

This week we received a heart breaking letter from a devastated schoolboy writing to the High Court Registrar about what the judge’s decision to...

BULLYING, A MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE

Last week we wrote about the need to know your child's friends and the benefits thereof. A concerned  reader wrote in and below is...

CONSIDER YOUR CHILD’S FRIENDS

I have had first-hand experience about a child being bullied and teased at school to the point where his health was put in danger...

TALK WITH US

This column began with the belief that mums and dads  would be interested in reading about issues that affect them in their day to...

BRAGGING VERSUS MAKING A POINT

Writing a column on parenting can be a little tricky. You tell stories about children and being a mother yourself, you can't run away...

LITTLE MONSTERS ON THE LOOSE

Several years ago, as a young court reporter I followed  a case of a 15- year- old boy who was convicted of rape and...

WHAT METTERS TO CHILDREN

  Warmth or Wealth of a parent? My partner set me thinking last week with an article he sent me about a recent UNICEF research, which...

PARENTING LESSONS I HAVE LEARNT SO FAR

With only two boys still in pre-school,I can't quite pass for a  veteran at the parenting gig, but after almost six years of full...

THE WHY OF IT

IN my house we seem to be on the edge of the great “Why?” abyss. And this my dear reader I recently learnt can...

PRESSURE PROOFING THE CHILDREN

Recently my God son came to visit us. He is a teenager with a great love  love for shoes and fashion in general.  On...

FREE RANGE PARENTING, MY STYLE

Before I had children of my own,my niece, feeling a bit outdone by her sister whose kids often looked cleaner,neater and a lot more...

TWO’S COMPANY

Two's company and three is a crowd. That seems to be my youngest son, Tanaka's  attitude, judging by the cat that got the cream...

CHOOSING YOUR CHILDREN’S CAREER,RIGHT OR WRONG?

This  past weekend I felt like a real mom at large when I left my kids in the capable care of their aunts and...

A MOTHER’S BOUNDARIES

If someone had told me that motherhood would be akin to slavery, I would have probably dismissed them as crazy. But then again, like...

School Bullies, A real MENACE

Bullies are always a hot subject in schools,but who would have thought a preschooler could be expelled from school for terrorising others? Far fetched...

SIBLING RIVALRY

Friendship can not be forced. In fact be wary of people who try too hard to make friends because, a bond  I am convinced...

GROWING UP TOO FAST

There is no doubt that the  culture of childhood is being compressed. Those things that some of us came to know when we were...

A TRIBUTE TO REAL DADS

RECENTLY I learnt that father's day was first celebrated in honour of absent fathers. Since my own father died when I was little, I...

TALKING ABOUT CONDOMS WITH PRESCHOOLERS

Last week, my 3 -year-old son, and I were having one of those "Let me tell you something in your ear mommy" chats when...

MOM AT LARGE

Teachers are automatically held responsible if children fail their examinations in school and rightly so too. Of course they are not punished, although sometimes...

Mom at large

Children are cute, adorable and of course sometimes very annoying and stressful. In mom @ large,  Emang Bokhutlo, a working  mother of two boys...