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Parent Reality

We support parents with special needs children.
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39 Episodes
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Neuro Diversity Affirming Approach with Jacoline Rudman & Frances Kaplan

Enjoy this interesting interview with us about a neuro diversity affirming approach in therapy. Johanni speaks to Jacoline Rudman and Frances Kaplan about their work at the Neuro Diversity Hive and how they strive to serve and help ASD families. **Disclamer: Parent Reality do not promote specific treatments for any…
20 May 23 min

Anxiety: Sarah Prince shares her experience and offers you encouragement

Sarah Prince knows firsthand the crushing impact of living with anxiety. In this podcast, she shares her own experience of living with anxiety and also what it is like raising a child who lives with anxiety. Sarah is a Pastor, Counsellor, Author and soon to be Life Coach. Her knowledge…
20 Mar 13 min

Answers to your questions for a better parenting year

Many parents are now in the swing of the year, but still need help with relationships with professionals and how to support their child to fully settle into the routines for this year. In this podcast, Desirae Pillay shares answers to questions she and Johanni Meiring are asked from other…
19 Feb 15 min

Johanni Meiring looks back on 2023

Johanni Meiring is a parent to a child with special needs. She is also a life coach, author and one of the founding members of Parent Reality. In this podcast she shares her reflections with Desirae about supporting families during 2023, and her own insights from her parenting journey. Listen…
29 Dec 2023 41 min

Shani Zuk Lits: From Professional to Parent

Shani is currently a supervisor at Els for Autism South Africa and has been with the team for more than 10 years. She qualified with a Masters degree in clinical psychology. Shani then studied further with a focus on Applied Behaviour Analysis and how evidence-based practices can be used to…
13 Dec 2023 28 min

Lara Nathan: A Mother’s Story of Resilience and Hope - Part 2/2

Lara Nathan is a wife and mother who celebrates her son with Cerebral Palsy through her first published book. She is also an award-winning Pam Golding Real Estate Agent and stars in BBC Lifestyle's Listing Jozi. Desirae spoke to Lara about the profound loss and pain she experienced even before…
25 Oct 2023 28 min

Lara Nathan: A Mother’s Story of Resilience and Hope - Part 1/2

Lara Nathan is a wife and mother who celebrates her son with Cerebral Palsy through her first published book. She is also an award-winning Pam Golding Real Estate Agent and stars in BBC Lifestyle's Listing Jozi. In part one Desirae spoke to Lara about the profound loss and pain she…
25 Oct 2023 30 min

Look, Listen, Love: A family’s journey in autism and faith

Sarah Prince is a pastor, missionary, community developer and author. Desirae Pillay spoke to Sarah about her audacious story of moving her family to Africa only to find her beloved son diagnosed with autism and her entire family in a crisis of life and faith. You want to hear how…
3 Oct 2023 34 min

What I wish I knew then... by Desirae Pillay

Desirae Pillay shares the answer to a question she is frequently asked: What do you wish you knew then that you know now? Listen to the hearfelt answer by a mother of a daughter with a disability. Desirae will have you on the edge of your seat, not wanting to…
30 May 2023 16 min

Parent Reality Conversations - Part 2: Why my child?

Johanni Meiring and Desirae Pillay carries on with the conversation series discussing a tough topic. Each of them has asked the question: Why my child ? And here they discuss the sense and peace they could find within their own personal emotional and -faith struggles. This podcast is sponsored by…
25 Apr 2023 19 min

Safety and Special Needs Families - Interview with Seugnèt Scholtz

Seugnèt is a professional nurse specialising in nurse education and -research. She is also a special needs mom with a passion for safety in special needs family homes. We speak about the realities of emergencies as part of special needs families, and Seugnet shares practical tips with parents and service…
21 Mar 2023 27 min

Parent Reality Conversations - Part 1: Who are we?

Johanni Meiring and Desirae Pillay has a fun conversation about their own backgrounds, and where Parent Reality started. If you want to understand the purpose and vision behind our organisation better, you'll enjoy this video! This podcast is sponsored by Riverleigh Equine Assisted Learning - email: info@tamcaiettabio.co.za, and The Bridge…
21 Mar 2023 19 min

Interview with Chelesani Sibanda about their family story

Chelesani's son LWANELE SIBANDA was born with a variety of rare conditions diagnosed as VACTERL ASSOCIATION. Their lives were never the same again. Chelesani shares their joys and challenges and how they deal with it as a family.
26 Feb 2023 21 min

Disability Tax: Interview with Maggy Montwedi

Maggy encourages us with the positive school story about her daughter diagnosed with ADHD, and how the knowledge and use of her disability tax benefits supported her. Sponsor: Riverleigh Equine Assisted Learning in Muldersdrift contact Tam on 073 303 0435 Disability Tax information: https://disabilitytax.co.za/ To contact Maggy email: johanni@parentreality.co.za
24 Jan 2023 10 min

Vulnerability & Special Needs Parenting

In this episode Johanni Meiring & Verster Du Plessis discuss the uncomfortable presence of vulnerability in special needs parenting. The good and the bad sides.
5 Dec 2022 11 min

Disability Inclusion in Church - Mary Klinkradt

Johanni and Mary discusses interesting questions and topics regarding including families with special needs and disabilities in Church. We also learn how Mary's journey brought her to this speciality and ministry. MARY KLINKRADT - Special Needs Parent, Qualified Pastoral & Wellness Counsellor and Student in certification program in Disability Ministry…
4 Oct 2022 19 min
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