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Here are some of my articles, interviews and podcasts about parenting.

Mothers & Daughters Retreat

Posted on January 5, 2022

Family Matters – Afternoons with Pippa Hudson


Family Matters: Teen depression in the pandemic.

Posted on April 28, 2021

Lunch With Pippa Hudson and Megan de Beyer | Parenting coach and  author of the book, ‘How to raise a man.’


Dads on the Air

Posted on February 8, 2021

The world’s longest running radio program on fathers’ issues Megan de Beyer in conversation with Bill Kable. Something many of us wonder about from time to time is what turns a boy into a man. With the title of Megan de Beyer’s new book being How to Raise a Man there was no hiding from this question […]


Family Matters- Parental navigation through the crisis that is Covid.

Posted on January 11, 2021

Megan De Beyer, world-renowned parenting expert and psychologist on the The Clement Manyathela Show –


Understanding the Concept of Mindfulness

Posted on November 17, 2020

Lunch with Pippa Hudson Primedia Broadcasting · Understanding the concept of Mindfullness Pippa Hudson


Two Minutes with Megan de Beyer on Parenting Teens in a Pandemic

Posted on November 17, 2020

Psychologist Megan de Beyer on supporting teenagers through the pandemic. Parent24 has invited a number of local experts to weigh in on how the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent lockdown, has affected families across South Africa – in just 2 minutes! Listen Here


Understanding Boys

Posted on October 17, 2020

Megan De Beyer is a psychologist, parenting expert & mindfulness coach. Based in Cape Town, Megan promotes positive parenting through her parent workshops, in which she guides mothers & helps them to navigate the challenging teenage years. Her mission is to educate parents in order to foster connected, meaningful relationships with their children. Her strategies & tips […]


14. Raising Sons Right

Posted on September 26, 2020

Are you mom to a teenage boy? Do you wonder how to make him strong and independent but also able to deal with his emotions and be vulnerable? Does it sometimes seem a VERY difficult job? Don’t worry. Help is at hand. After one of her recent “Strong Mothers, Strong Sons” workshops in KZN, Megan […]


11. D.I.V.O.R.C.E. and K.I.D.S – Part 2

Posted on June 7, 2020

Here’s the second part of our discussion with six intrepid Villagers about their break-ups and their children. They talk about life after divorce, what they’d do differently, what they’ve learned and what advice they’d give to anyone else now they’ve had time to think about it – and it’s definitely not all bad news.


10. D.I.V.O.R.C.E and K.I.D.S – Part 1

Posted on May 28, 2020

Splitting up with your partner is bad enough. Trying to make sure your kids are OK is a whole other dimension. We get posts about these kinds of issues all the time on The Village. To gather some collective wisdom, Megan sat down with six generous Villagers to talk about what they’d learned from their […]


7. The Resilience Toolkit

Posted on April 11, 2020

“You can’t protect your children from trauma, but you can prepare them for it.” In our special bonus podcast, Gabi Lowe (from Episode 6) and Pippa Shaper share some of the tools they’ve created to help us build resilience – both in ourselves and in our children.


6. Tracking Down Joy

Posted on April 2, 2020

In 2012, aged 17, Jenna Lowe was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. It’s degenerative and incurable. In this Village Live, Jenna’s mom, Gabi, shares the extraordinary insights she gained from having to face every parent’s worst fear, how she and her family learned to build resilience and how she believes that we – and our […]


4. More Than a Game?

Posted on March 15, 2020

We love seeing our kids succeed. But what happens when winning becomes the only thing that matters? Is it worth sacrificing a childhood? And can parents push too hard? Megan De Beyer talks to a former tennis player about her life as a teenage champion and how she feels looking back. If you don’t want […]


1. In The Beginning

Posted on February 11, 2020

The Village was born in February 2017 to parents Vanessa Raphaely and Megan De Beyer – one an editor, the other a psychologist, both mothers of teenagers who were beginning to drive them crazy. Talking about things together seemed to help. They started The Village on Facebook to see if anyone else wanted to join […]