Imaginary Friends

Get a little creeped out when you hear your child having a conversation with thin air?  Experts once believed that having an imaginary friend was a sign that something was wrong in a child’s life.  They hypothesized that children who dreamed up imaginary friends were isolated, socially incompetent or lonely.  Yet, it seems that the […]

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The impact of child abuse on the developing brain

Child abuse is an especially poignant topic in South Africa.  In 2012 there were over 50 000 reported incidences of violence against children. An even scarier statistic is that, on average, 3 children are murdered in SA every day. The impact of child abuse on adult survivors is varied.  Experts have known for years that […]

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