Parenting

What I told my kids about prayer

Teaching kids about prayer in times of uncertainty In this year we have faced trauma at school, family members threatened by a dire drought, and now, Covid 19, it’s effects reaching into every corner of everything we do, have, own, trust in. Never before has it been more important to be able to pray. And …

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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 boys about girls

I can’t wait to talk to my sons about girls, sex, dating – said no mom ever! I know, I get it. But I once heard a parenting expert explain your child’s understanding of these type of topics as files being opened in the filing cabinet of the brain. The file will be opened, named …

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