Kids And Exercise

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD(Model: Joshua Vermeulen) When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym, running on a treadmill, or lifting weights. But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, during recess, at dance class or soccer practice, while riding bikes, or when […]

The Surrogate Dad

Our society in general seems suspicious of the paternal instinct. Many people doubt the existence of such a thing. Fathers are perceived as natural tomcats, rootless and without loyalty, given to roam. But I discovered in my own relationship, I feel a protective instinct when I’m around kids. I’m conscientious of the ways in which my presence might nourish their […]

The Many Faces of Child Abuse – Part 1

Stop The Chain Of Abuse Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. Last updated: July 2013. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have […]


I have often been asked why I do what I do? Why take on the responsibility of being ‘father’ to so many orphaned/at risk or otherwise disadvantaged children? I have been criticized, I have been discussed and at time humiliated and sarcastically mocked for following my dream of giving children a chance at making better choices. The past month, I […]

Thought For The Day

One of the people who motivates me is Kai Green, not only does he motivate me, but he is an inspiration to the lads we work with. Each morning before school the kids put on one of his videos and the room is fill with ‘Jusit’ and ‘Yo’ the same routine before homework on returning from school. Not only does […]