Understanding your Teenager

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by Margi Grobbelaar (In the interests of simplicity the teenager is referred to throughout this article as ‘he’. However this should be taken to mean ‘he or she’.) A recent newspaper report stated that two teenage boys, from a low density suburb, armed with guns, ambushed and shot up some vehicles at an intersection in …
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Helping your Child cope with his Emotions

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Emotions are God-given. Starting at a very young age children feel all types of emotion. They know sadness, happiness, fear, anger, and many other feelings. Feelings tell us how we feel about different situations. A little boy who is being bullied at school may feel apprehensive about going to school. A little girl may feel …
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Helping your Child choose a Career path

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It’s hard to imagine that one day, not far from now, your child will be entering the adult world of work. What is your role in propelling him in that direction? How involved should you be? What if he chooses the wrong thing? Let’s deal with a few myths that tend to add to the …
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Gold Mining in the Heart of a Child

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Zig Ziglar in his book “Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World” tells the story of Andrew Carnegie who was the wealthiest man in the USA in the early 1900s, so wealthy that he employed over 42 millionaires. One day a reporter who was intrigued by Carnegie’s wealth asked how he developed these men to …
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