From the edi­tor

Your Baby & Toddler - - Contents - HE­LEN SCHÖER

Re­cently I had the priv­i­lege of at­tend­ing a magazine con­fer­ence with speak­ers from all over the world. It was won­der­ful to have ac­cess to some of the best brains in the busi­ness. Of course, be­ing first and fore­most a jour­nal­ist, I took fu­ri­ous notes and asked ques­tions, but I held back a bit from ask­ing one burn­ing ques­tion, be­cause it doesn’t have much to do with me­dia, but is some­thing I al­ways won­der about when I meet bril­liant, en­thu­si­as­tic, confident peo­ple.

The ques­tion? What did your par­ents do to raise such a happy, pos­i­tive, suc­cess­ful per­son?

When jour­nal­ists get to­gether they of­ten talk about who would be the ultimate per­son to in­ter­view. Of course, rather predictably, a cer­tain Benoni-bred star’s name pops up. I have no de­sire to in­ter­view onse Char­l­ize, but what I wouldn’t give to in­ter­view her mother! In spite of a very dif­fi­cult fam­ily situation (come on, we all know about it) Gerda raised a bright, tal­ented, confident daughter who shines on the world stage. Maybe I should send the Therons this page to get a foot in the door... In the mean­time, please en­joy this is­sue of Your Baby, where count­less ex­perts in var­i­ous as­pects of par­ent­ing share their ad­vice. And if you’re for­tu­nate enough to be trav­el­ling for the hol­i­days, please stay safe.

Un­til next year!

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