Responsive Parenting

"Parenting in the 21st century is not just about raising children; it's about equipping them with the tools to navigate a rapidly changing world."

In the dynamic landscape of modern parenting, the challenges faced by parents and caregivers are multifaceted and complex. Recognizing the profound impact of parental well-being on the development of children, Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa introduces Responsive Parenting Sessions—a pioneering initiative designed to empower primary caregivers with the essential skills and support needed to excel in their roles.


Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management, Effective Communication Strategies, Boundary Setting

The Need for Responsive Parenting

In an era where traditional methods of parenting may no longer suffice, Sinomlando acknowledges the critical need for a more responsive approach to parenting. Often, parents themselves carry emotional burdens that hinder their ability to effectively support their children. Through our Responsive Parenting Sessions, we aim to alleviate these burdens, enabling parents to become more attuned to their children’s needs and better equipped to address the challenges of contemporary parenting.

The Approach to Responsive Parenting

Our Responsive Parenting Sessions are designed to be a safe and supportive space where parents can explore the complexities of modern parenting. We delve into topics ranging from emotional intelligence and stress management to effective communication strategies and boundary setting. By focusing on the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—we strive to foster a deeper understanding of oneself and one’s role as a parent.

The Benefits of Responsive Parenting

For parents, the benefits of engaging in Responsive Parenting Sessions are manifold. Not only do they gain invaluable insights and practical skills to enhance their parenting journey, but they also experience reduced stress and increased emotional well-being. Most importantly, children benefit from parents who are better equipped to meet their developmental needs, fostering a more secure and loving environment for growth and exploration.

Join Us in Shaping the Future of Parenting

At Sinomlando, we believe that by supporting parents, we support the future generation. Whether you're a parent seeking guidance, a professional looking to refer clients to our services, or someone passionate about making a difference in the lives of families, there are many ways to engage with our Responsive Parenting Sessions. Together, let's embark on this journey of discovery and transformation, shaping the future of parenting one family at a time.


We also work with family members or the children’s care givers, educators and clinics.

Often parents themselves have their own emotional baggage and benefit greatly from our psychosocial support. Without it, they may be unable to understand or support their children and grandchildren. Parenting in the 21st century requires skills beyond traditional methods of raising children. We work with the parents to explore the challenges and find solutions to today’s issues.

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Responsive Parenting

Established in 1996 at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa has been at the forefront of addressing societal issues through oral history and memory work. With a deep-rooted belief in the power of understanding our past to shape our future, Sinomlando extends its reach to the realm of parenting, recognizing that the foundation of a child’s future begins with the support and guidance of their caregivers.