How to boost confidence and build motivation in school-going children
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How to boost confidence and build motivation in school-going children

Teachers have a tough(er) job, these days, competing with more outside influences than any generation before them. It is becoming more and more challenging to keep attention and motivate learners in and out of the classroom. Boosting confidence and motivation in school-going children is crucial for their overall academic success and personal development. When learners…

Family Resilience: from Individual to Society

Family Resilience: from Individual to Society

Cultivating resilience is an investment that pays dividends in the form of stronger, more resilient families. Waheeda Joosab The family, often referred to as the basic unit of society, holds a position of unparalleled significance in shaping the social fabric of communities and nations alike. It serves as the crucible where values, traditions, and resilience…

How to deal with children who perform poorly at school

How to deal with children who perform poorly at school

Undeniably, the role of parenting becomes more challenging as children grow. One of the more difficult tasks is helping your child deal with failure. Early on a Sunday morning, before the holiday rush, on 18 December 2022 I chatted to Brother Faizal Suleman on CII regarding how to deal with children who don’t make the…

The Ups and Downs of Perinatal Mental Health
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The Ups and Downs of Perinatal Mental Health

In essence, roughly 30% of a baby’s most critical days for optimal development lies within the most emotionally taxing days of its mother’s life. Perinatal refers to the time during pregnancy and the postpartum period and, as such, spans approximately one year. There is no time in the life of the adult human that one’s…

6 postnatal care tips for new and experienced mums
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6 postnatal care tips for new and experienced mums

When it comes to postnatal care, not enough can be written about it. Whether it’s from well-meaning friends and family or from online forums or podcasts, everyone has an opinion about what you can do to make it better for you. This post covers six tips that, on hindsight, I found worked for me during…

Postnatal Mental and Physical Health Tracker + Podcast
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Postnatal Mental and Physical Health Tracker + Podcast

Those who know me, know that I am quite vocal about mental health during the postpartum period. I draw on my own experiences and talk about it as a way to: This post includes: The podcast is available on Anchor.fm here, on Shopify here and also on my Instagram IGTV and on YouTube here. Please…