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Signs of a Child Living in a Toxic Household

Signs of a Child Living in a Toxic Household

Respect is one of the first things children are taught as soon as they are old enough for their behaviour to be labelled as “disrespectful”. While it is important, children should be taught to respect themselves first. This means not letting anyone belittle or break...

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The Affects Domestic Violence has on Children

The Affects Domestic Violence has on Children

It is a common psychological fact, that a person’s childhood often shapes them as a human being. Children are sponges, who are constantly observing and learning from the people and world around them. While we, of course, want all our nations’ children to be raised in...

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Children’s Rights in South Africa

Children’s Rights in South Africa

Children are vulnerable members of society that are in need of special protection since they are dependent on others. Children cannot fight for themselves, which means that it’s up to their guardians, caretakers, and the state to care for and protect them. This is...

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What is the Effect of Abuse on a Child?

What is the Effect of Abuse on a Child?

Any form of neglect or abuse of a minor will result in harmful effects on the child or young person. The general rule of thumb is to treat everyone with respect – why are children so often left out of this? The effect that abuse can have on a young mind and body can...

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Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Many assume that an abusive relationship starts out that way, this is not the case. It comes on slowly, so slowly that you wake up one morning (if you’re lucky) and don’t recognise the person sleeping next to you. The key is having a good support system, good people...

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Parental Rights of Fathers in South Africa

Parental Rights of Fathers in South Africa

Parental Rights of Fathers relies on the Children’s Act of South Africa (Act 38 of 2005). When it comes to fathers’ rights, a biological father has full parental rights, unless a court rules otherwise. This is true for all fathers provided that he meets the...

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10 Signs that you are Dealing with a Narcissist

10 Signs that you are Dealing with a Narcissist

“Narcissist” – We have all thrown around this word when describing a self-absorbed person - especially when it comes to various personal relationships including co-workers, friendships, romances and family. But how do we really know that someone truly is a narcissist,...

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How can the law assist you in a domestic abuse situation?

How can the law assist you in a domestic abuse situation?

Domestic abuse is violence between one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or co-inhabitation. South Africa has one of the highest domestic-violence rates in the world and is sadly the most common form of human rights abuse in South...

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After filling for divorce and leaving my husband I was devastated when my ex-took my five-year-old daughter without my consent and ran away with her. I put my matter into the hands of Karen Oliver. She gave me excellent advice and her staff were sympathetic and persistent at drafting documents and following up with me. Eventually, I came out the winner with my daughter in my primary care as the biggest prize of all. So grateful to Karen and her stellar team for getting me back my baby.

Drea Densham