How To Deal with a Bully: Learning to Name, Tame and Claim

Is Bullying a big problem? Bullying is becoming a huge problem. Among girls and boys, it’s making many lives very miserable and often leads to depression and desperation. Liz Norman has researched bullying extensively and writes: “No matter which form the bullying...

Why Grade 8 is a Tough Year for All Children

Pressure increases In answer to many letters, Liz Norman writes: “Grade 8 is a difficult year for many boys and girls. It is very important for parents to spend time continuously communicating with their children to find out the potential sources of their anxieties....

Discipline and Setting Boundaries as Parents

The boundary setting struggle is real Many parents describe their struggle with the issue of discipline and boundary setting. Working parents and single parents often feel guilty about not spending enough time with their children and as a result frequently hesitate to...

Assuming Your Child is Immune to the Danger of Drugs

Fact: Drugs are Everywhere As highlighted in recent media features, drugs are becoming ever-easier to obtain. On school playgrounds, at shopping malls, clubs and parties, most kids know where they’re available. And they’re affordable. Alcohol and smoking are often the...

The Truth About Teenage Drinking

The realities The reality is that adolescents’ alcohol consumption is increasing alarmingly (particularly among girls). Parties/social events from the age of 13 (and younger) very often include alcohol. It is smuggled in, delivered to the gate, and quite often even...

The Tug of Life is changing lives in Zimbabwe! How can you help?

Pastor Jawet Gwiriri, a trained counselor and youth leader, is passionate about the Tug of Life methodology and its ability to get young people (and families) thinking about their choices. He has dedicated himself full time to running Tug of Life programmes in the...