Two Super Easy Ways to Strengthen Family Relationships

Push away the awkwardness and deepen the connection

My husband travels a lot. When he’s away we speak daily through Skype or FaceTime. He’s part of our dinner conversations, although through a screen. It’s great when he gets back and we’re delighted that he’s safe and back at our nest. But there’s no shying away from it. There’s always that slight tension between […]

Two Super Easy Ways to Strengthen Family Relationships. Blog post Lizanne du Plessis. Intentional parenting.

When Three Becomes Four (or Five or Six…)

6 Ways to Nurture Sibling Relationships 

It’s been an exciting few weeks with the arrival of the eighth cousin in our family – my sister’s second child. God has been all over this pregnancy and it is with a deep sense of gratitude and great joy that we welcome little Stephen Louis! If you’d like to meet this gorgeous little boy,  […]


Lizanne du Plessis featured in YOU magazine

WHILE we expect children to sit still when learning, too much sitting – in cars and in front of computer and TV screens – can be harmful for kids. Our bodies need to move – and that goes for young and old.

“We live in a culture where it’s still thought children should ‘sit quietly’ when learning. But research has shown time and again that children who move learn beter and are happier,” says Lizanne du Plessis, a Cape Town occupational therapist and author of Raising Happy Children. The mom of two has advice for Super-Moms on how to get their kids moving….Read more

Date: October 31, 2014
Appearance: Move it!
Outlet: See article in YOU magazine
Format: Magazine

More about how to get your kids moving in 'Raising Happy Children' by Lizanne du Plessis. R153

Why we need to answer our children’s questions.

She asks at that mini crises moment – the last few minutes before we leave for school. Book bags, PE kits, swimming kits, water bottles, lunch bottles, school projects, car keys, phone, house keys, coats, hats, scarves, gloves. “Mum, why do we have to go to school?” My brain was frazzled and all I wanted […]

Why we need to answer our children’s questions. Blog post by Lizanne du Plessis. Intentional Parenting.

10 Ways to strengthen your relationship with your child.

It was raining and we sat in the coffee shop. She’s an older mum and I don’t take her wisdom for granted. She shared how at the age of twenty, she decided that no matter what, her relationship with her husband and children was going to be one of her biggest priorities. She, who came out […]

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship With Your Child. Lizanne du Plessis