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Abuse

What is child abuse? Emotional abuse Neglect Physical abuse Sexual abuse Exploitation Who abuses children and why? Is it ever the child’s fault? What can I do?

Anxiety

What is anxiety? Why is it important to talk about anxiety? When should I be concerned? What are panic attacks? Managing your child’s anxiety . Tips for parents in managing anxiety and panic. Resources.

Behaviour problems

What are behaviour problems? Behaviour problems to watch out for. What are some common behavioural disorders?

Bonding and attachment

What is bonding? What is attachment? Good things about attachment and bonding for the baby.

Bullying

What is bullying? Different types of bullying Possible signs of bullying. The role players. What to do if your child is being bullied or is the bully? Be internet safe and bullying in schools.

Depression

What is depression? Signs and symptoms of depression. Treating depression. Resources.

Disability

What does disability mean? Talking to your child about disability. Teaching empathy while explaining disability. Things to remember.

Discrimination & Stigma

What is discrimination? What is stigma? Talking to your child about discrimination and stigma. What to do if your child is being discriminated against.

Eating problems

What are eating disorders? Types of eating disorders? Tips for managing eating disorders and how you can help.

Gangsterism / Violence

Gangsterism in South African Schools. Where do gangs come from? Tips for parents and schools. Resources, References and Contacts.

Harmful Religious Practices

What are harmful religious practices? What to do. Resources.

Positive Discipline

What is Positive Discipline? How children learn best. Communication with children. Difficult children or children with special needs. Raising boys and girls. Behaviour that is harmful to children. Learning with our children. Parents/Caregivers also need ‘time out’.

Poverty & Homelessness

What is poverty? Talking to children about poverty and homelessness. What you can do about street children. Resources.

School Attendance

What is School refusal? Child truanting at school? Lack of money for fees? Know your rights!

Self Harm

What is self harm? Types of self harm. Why do people self harm? Tips for parents if your child is self-harming.

Suicide

What is suicide? Risk factors, Warning signs and tips for caregivers

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