Why parenting

IMG_6968_1The experience on the ground demonstrates that from time to time, the environment in which children are raised significantly affects their intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. Environmental factors that have been identified as placing children at risk for poor development include the following, among others:

  • Poverty.
  • Low parental involvement in shaping the future of their children.
  • Crime.
  • Substance Abuse.

The role of parents is paramount in the development of healthy children. Parents who are able to employ positive parenting practices and create nurturing homes and harmonious family life are a precious resource. A society that supports and enables parents in their most important capacity of raising children is making a worthwhile investment in the future of its citizens.



Parents Corner

GloriaLetter from Gloria Khoza on Parenting

Letter from Gloria Khoza on Parenting

Raising toddlers, tweens or teenagers could leave you frustrated, worried, stressed and feeling guilty because things do not always work the way we wish them to…but working on Raising Roots I have learned a few things that can provide some relief.

Over the years, Raising Roots has developed programmes and curriculae that can make parenting children and teenagers less difficult and stressful, and this way Raising Roots has helped many parents, caregivers and teachers to gain more knowledge, patience and confidence in their parenting.

As a parent myself, and my active involvement on a parenting programme in Diepsloot, I have learned that parenting should not be a struggle, especially if you are equipped with the right knowledge and information that will build a healthy relationship with your children. Parenting comes down to knowing how to relate to your child; understanding what is behind some of their outbursts, so you can deal with them the right way; and building a strong, co-operative and understanding relationship that can stand the test of time. Knowing what to do as a parent ensures that your kids know they are loved, and wanted no matter what – and most importantly that they have you as a role model on how to live a rewarding life!

Parenting is not easy, but I want to assure you that you are doing a great job! And through positive parenting, your kids will turn out just fine…

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Raising Roots in Diepsloot


Through funding from the Gauteng Department of Social Development (GDSD), an innovative parenting programme for the Diepsloot community was developed, targeting parents, caregivers and teachers with much needed information to ensure that children are safer, healthier and well-rounded individuals.

It is our belief that Raising Roots parenting programme is truly making a valuable difference in the lives of individuals, communities and familes. The difference we are making lies in the Parenting Support Groups that have been running in Diepsloot since August 2014. This is what people have had to say:



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