Being Dad #5

Dads Man Give up your vices, children learn through observation and imitation. Besides gambling, alcohol and drugs can jeopardise your child’s financial security. Smoking, for example, almost always introduces health hazards to your child’s environment. Second-hand smoke has been linked to several respiratory ailments in children. It could also contribute to the early death of a parent. Alcohol and drugs […]

Daily Quote

Photo by E. Vosloo “A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with. A man is what he makes of himself.” – Alexander Graham Bell

Simple Things #2

Continuing with the best things in life that are free. Laying In on a Rainy Day – As the rain beats lightly against the window, you hear the percussion of drops against the roof, you nestle your head deeper into your pillow.  The sound is soothing and your bed feels like heaven.  There is no place you would rather be. […]

Simple Pleasures

They say the simple things in life is free. My youngster and I fell asleep watching movies on the laptop, and what an awesome night. It is not often that we get to enjoy each others company, especially since he has become a teen. I woke up to him holding my shoulder and I just lay there looking at him […]

Violence

Children exposed to violence in the family show the same pattern of activity in their brains as soldiers exposed to combat.

Being Dad #4

I know this may seem like harping on the same point, but it is important and we as parents need to remember it. Allow your children to experience life for themselves. Don’t make decisions for them all the time; they must learn how to live with the consequences from the choices they make. After all, they will have to learn […]

Being Dad #3

Today was interesting, one of the children I train, came up with the topic for the day. At time we as parents are to controlling, and instead of coming across as loving, we come across as monsters. We need to love our children unconditionally; don’t force them to be who you think they should be in order to earn your […]

Being Dad #2

We may not always agree with the choices our children make. I feel it important that as dad, you set the example of the behaviour you expect your child to display. Also teach them the value of making correct choices, and that if they make the incorrect choice, its not the end of the world. Part of the teaching should […]

Being Dad #1

Sometimes we subconsciously try and rectify our past. Remember that your child is not an extension of yourself. Your child is an individual under your care, not a chance for you to relive your life through them.

BEE and Charities

Stricter BEE Code Could Crush Non-Profit Sector 5 November 2012 by Alan Straton Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement is warning that the proposed amendments to the broad-based black economic empowerment code could have a serious impact on charities and the non-profit sector as a whole. The revised Code of Good Practice says only companies that donate to organisations […]