Africa

IS FAMILY STILL IMPORTANT IN TODAY’S WORLD?

TOUCHING LIVES My daughter had a discussion with someone who believed that the family does not play a role in child development. She tried in several ways to highlight the importance of the family, which to her greatest dismay, he found difficult to comprehend. When she shared this with me I wanted to wave it…

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SURVIVING EMOTIONAL SCARS

TOUCHING LIVES Katie Kacvinsky  said, ‘But pain is like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface.’ The topic on surviving emotional scars can never be complete…

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TALK TO ME

TOUCHING LIVES This is a story of a student teacher’s experience with a pupil during her four weeks teaching practice in a primary school, where she was assigned to grade one. I walked into the classroom, greeted the teacher, Ms. Thornton and the pupils. I proceeded to reading the children a story. As we all…

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ADDRESSING ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES

TOUCHING LIVES Adverse Childhood Experiences are events or situations that occur during childhood and/or adolescence that traumatize a child. These include events that breach a child’s safety, security, trust or bodily integrity. In other words, any act that traumatizes a child causing him or her to live in perpetual fear and makes the child feel…

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