Activism

What I told my kids about Covid19 – 7 Keys to help them cope

The undercurrent of anxiety that is now part of our homes affects all of us in different ways, even our kids. Their stress might not look like ours does, like too much coffee and too little sleep, or too many hours escaping in Netflix, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. Kids become unmotivated, discouraged and younger kids even regress due to stress. Have you seen any of that happen at home?Here are some helpful focus points in shepherding our kids through this season.

What I told my boys about #metoo #amInext and being a woman in South Africa

My son saw the #metoo #amInext march in Cape Town last week on the news. The conversation went like this: “Why are they marching Mom?” “Because violence against women in South Africa is like an epidemic my son” “But why Mom?” “Because there is something fundamentally wrong in our society?” “But why Mom?” “Because my …

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What I told my kids about the poor among us…

Do you give to beggars? We pass 7 traffic lights between our house and school, and 7 beggars, 8 if you count the toddler accompanying the woman at the entrance to our local mall. Sadly, in South Africa, this is disturbingly commonplace. And just like you are suddenly more aware of how crooked your handwriting …

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What I told my kids about Bullying

I received so much reaction to last week’s post about how to help our kids deal with rejection, with an outcry for practical, biblical tools around bullying. Spoiler: I don’t think I have any! So today I am sharing from an evolving conversation that I have been having with my boys for the past 5 years. …

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