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Three's A'loud

A parenting blog


Playing it forward

We often complain that our kids are being raised to be unthankful, artificial and shallow. So what can be more important than instilling in our children a willingness to give back? As they say “No one can do everything but everyone can do something…”

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Should I stay or should I go

South Africa. Land of majestic mountains and rolling plateaus. A country with breathtaking beaches and scorching deserts. Birth place of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Jock of the Bushveld. We should be proud and delighted to call ourselves South African citizens. Yet, if you read any paper or scroll down anyone’s Facebook newsfeed these days there seems to be an overwhelming sense of doom. We are bombarded by crime, xenophobia, corruption, Nkandla, E-tolls and yet another Afrikaans hit with the word “baby” repeated 79 times…

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Public, private or home school

A very wise man once said that education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. Essentially proving his own theory, this same man left school at the age of 15 because he found it dull and rigid, and then grew up to become one of the most celebrated minds of the 20th century…

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