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Parent Reality

We support parents with special needs children.
Weekly English South Africa Kids & Family · Alternative Health
26 Episodes
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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 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 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:, and The Bridge…
21 Mar 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 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: To contact Maggy email:
24 Jan 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

Fanie du Toit: Die NCPD en ICASA hofgeding Okt 2021 (Deel 2)

Johanni praat met Fanie du Toit oor die huidige hofgeding tussen die NCPD en ICASA. Hy verduidelike waarvoor daar gevra word in terme van akkomodasie vir dowes op TV programme. Fanie du Toit is ‘n spesialis in gehoorverlies en doofheid by die Nasionale Raad van en vir Gestremde Persone (NCPD)…
18 Aug 2022 26 min

Gesprekke met Fanie du Toit oor Gehoorverlies (Deel 1)

Johanni praat met Fanie du Toit oor gehoorverlies, sy persoonlike ervaring met doofheid, en hy verduidelik wat gehoorverlies werklik is. Fanie du Toit is ‘n spesialis in gehoorverlies en doofheid by die Nasionale Raad van en vir Gestremde Persone (NCPD). Hy is ook die aanbieder van “Leefwêreld van die Gestremde”…
17 Aug 2022 19 min

How does a special needs parent pray? With Johanni Meiring

How does a special needs parent pray? Listen to this thoughtful discussion on: ☑ Johanni’s Prayer Story ☑ Dalene Reyburn ‘s blog: When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer For Healing, and ☑ Our Community’s Voices About Prayer for Their Children Find Dalene Reyburn’s Blog here:
14 Aug 2022 36 min

As jou kind verdrinking oorleef met Rhonel van Loggerenberg

Hoe lyk ‘n mens se realiteit as jou kind verdrinking oorleef? Ons kuier saam met Rhonel van Loggerenberg en praat oor hulle lewe nadat hul dogtertjie Junélde verdrinking oorleef het. Ons bespreek: ☑ Hulle gesin ☑ Die realiteit van hul dag-tot-dag uitdagings ☑ Hoe trauma jou menswees verander Om meer…
13 Aug 2022 47 min

Extended Family & Special Needs with Johanni Meiring

Extended family relationships with special needs in the mix can be hard to manage. Listen to this episode and: ☑ Listen to a Grandmother’s heart ☑ Explore a few approaches & solutions with Johanni & Verster ☑ Listen to Rick Warren discuss wisdom in conflict situations
12 Aug 2022 44 min

How to Support a Special Needs Parent - Host Johanni Meiring

Listen to this show and find practical tips to really help someone you love and respect living a special needs parenting journey! We discuss: * 4 main tips to remember * We listen to parents describing their experience of support, and * We delve deep into Empathy & Sympathy with…
10 Aug 2022 35 min

ADHD Gesprekke met Elsa Struwig

Elsa Struwig (Kliniese Maatskaplikewerker & Spesiale Behoefte Ouer) kuier by my en ons gesels oor ADHD. Sy deel haar persoonlike ervaring met ADHD en hulle gesin storie Dan pak ons die onderwerpe: ADHD behandeling en mites aan. Luister lekker saam! Elsa Struwig Centre for Trauma and Play Therapy: Phone:…
5 Aug 2022 46 min

Reinet Blignaut's Family Story

Reinet is a special needs mom, owner of Wonderfully Made Academy, registered counsellor, head of Emotional Logic SA and qualified ECD teacher. We discuss their special family story and her unique perspective and contributions towards Autism. Reinet also sheds light on all the uncertainties and difficulties that comes with Autism.
28 Jul 2022 37 min

Dalene Reyburn - Family Story

We journey with Dalene through her experience of living the realities of a special needs mom and how she processed her son’s diagnosis. Dalene also shares their experiences in the recent relocation reality of changing their home from South Africa to England. She is a special needs parent and bestselling…
27 Jul 2022 42 min

Nico and Ronell Liebenberg's Family Story

Join us for our very first Radio Show on SA Commuter Radio ( where we will share the voice of our special needs communities! In this episode we are having coffee with Nico- and Ronell Liebenberg. They have 5 children of whom two are disabled. Share the challenges and joys…
27 Jul 2022 39 min
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