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Lily in the Hospital

Lily in the Hospital

  Lily in the hospital Lome Louw Illustration: Helena van der Nest   Lily does not feel her old bouncy, friendly self today. She is feverish and feels fearful…   She does not fear ghosts because she knows that ghosts can be scared away with a BOO!!

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Clay – the magic for development

Clay – the magic for development

Clay – the magic for development  Alma de Wet Occupational therapist   The goodness of clay   Most likely parents have noticed that when Baby turns his head, the arm on the facing side straightens. This is due to a specific reflex action and is considered as

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The open door – with the other parent on the other side

The open door – with the other parent on the other side

The Open Door Cobie Odendaal   “Dinosaurs Divorce”. With this book by Laurie Krasny Brown on my lap, surrounded by my pre-schoolers we sat cross-legged on the carpet – I had decided to start a new chapter in my life.   A divorced woman (swear word). A

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Peeling Bananas

Peeling Bananas

Peeling Bananas   Juan’s mom taught him as a child in South America that the correct way to peel a banana is to start where the fruit still hangs on the bunch in the tree. When he studied in the US, he realised that the Americans did

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Guide to Restoration from Father-Pain

Guide to Restoration from Father-Pain

Father absence in South Africa: 65% of South African children grow up without their biological fathers. The effects are severe and South Africans experience it daily. The person, male and female, who grew up without a father or with an abusive father, experiences a father-pain and needs

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Lily’s grandparents move Lomé Louw

Lily’s grandparents move  Lomé Louw

  Lily looks at the “SOLD” notice board in front of Granddad and Granny’s home. She wants to remove the stupid thing. Why on earth do they want to sell this beautiful house that she loves and adores so much? It will never ever be the same

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The father I found Odette

The father I found  Odette

  I was only four years-old when you said these words to my mother: “Leave my house, with this little thing of yours. “I was only six when you said these words, “I will never support a child who is not mine.” You rejected me, your flesh

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And She Doesn’t Even Know – Amanda from Belgium

And She Doesn’t Even Know – Amanda from Belgium

I, The informant, the translator, the assistant nurse, her security, her mommy.   Letter, list of medicine, date of last tetanus vaccination, blood group. Pajamas, pink cuddle teddy, extra nappies – packed. Black suitcase on wheels.   Name, barcode, pass word, signature, identification armband. Up with the

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Adapt: A plan for a leader Anonymous

Adapt: A plan for a leader Anonymous

  My son is in Grade 7 now and I am looking back on the last year without leadership, which has nearly come to its end.  Last year around this time, my child very excitedly boarded the bus to the leadership camp. Everyone was dearly aware of

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Resilience is a necessity! Erna Rheeder

Resilience is a necessity!  Erna Rheeder

  Recently I attended a workshop of Department of Social Development where the point of discussion was: guidelines regarding family resilience.   Family resilience is the ability of a family to go through a crisis and get out stronger on the other side of it. Our families

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