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As she compares a recent family photo to one from six years ago, doula and homeopath, Dr Taryn Turner reflects on how far she has come in achieving balance between being a successful career woman and mother. A few weeks ago, I came across a photograph of my children and...
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I watched a movie the other day called “The Perfect Family” and it got me thinking… Families are very different these days but whether they are made up of a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single moms and single dads, one thing remains the same: the...
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Intimacy is not something parents usually visit the paediatrician about. Having said this, we deal with the “product” of intimacy and have a very keen interest in ensuring that the family unit stays strong if we are to have happy, well-adjusted children under our care. My first encounter with a...
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At the moment, in South Africa, parents are allowed to spank their children as long as it falls under ‘reasonable chastisement’ therefore justifying corporal punishment in the home. At the end of 2018, the Constitutional Court considered whether this ‘reasonable chastisement’ was, in fact, permissible and looked to in...
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Dads play such a significant role in the family unit, even though sometimes it feels like the family would do just fine without him – as long as they have his credit card! It’s not an easy task to be a father; juggling work pressures, financial stress, being a good...
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The money pinch is more real now than ever before, with the petrol price on a continued upward trajectory. You have stripped your budget to the bone, but nobody wants to cut down on Christmas when there are kids involved. Here are some holiday tips that will suit your...
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In the age of cell phone cameras and selfie sticks, is there still a need for professional photographers to help capture those perfect family moments? The answer is yes. We asked Robyn Davie who specialises in lifestyle family sessions for her top tips to get those perfect family snaps. Davie’s...
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Few things in life are equally as delightful as they are demanding. Having – and raising – siblings is one such a hybrid happening. Here are a couple of “traffic lights” (or common daily themes) on this complicated journey of taking care of more than one creature – as...
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The stereotypical woman is a mother who bears children, works in ‘softer’ environments (if at all), drives poorly and submits to the man of the house and his rules. Women are homemakers (and cleaners), the cooks, the nurturers, the ones to bath the kids and the ones to fetch...
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The real danger of separating children from parents is not the psychological stress – it’s the biological time bomb. The screaming and crying, the anguish and desolation is gut-wrenching. But the fallout pales in comparison to the less visible long-term effects that are more sinister and dangerous. Separating children from...
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