• Chantelle Vischer

Hellooo 2020

Hello there,

It’s been a while, but man is it good to be back. If I’m being honest it’s taken me a moment to settle back into routine, especially in terms of work… But I’m getting there slowly but surely. As you might have read in my previous post, I did some dreaming for Brave Development over December. Now having said that, I thought that it would be fitting to kick start this year’s blog post off with a warm welcome to you all but also just to let you in on some of the exciting things planned for 2020.

Firstly, I would like to thank you for all your support and input. Each of you play such a vital role in making this dream a reality and I’m forever grateful. I’d also like to remind you that this is a platform not only for Occupational Therapists (OT) but pretty much anyone that works with children, adolescents and young adults. It’s a place where we can learn from one another’s experiences, because as Steven Furtick so greatly put it; experience is the friend of wisdom, and well, those of us that do work with the next generation could certainly do with some wisdom. Or is it just me? ;)

So, in light of that, I’m proud to announce that we have a few guest bloggers lined up this year, ranging from teachers to students studying therapy, parents and of course some of my fellow auxiliary therapists. We’re working hard towards workshops, so that we can all be better equipped in working within the field of pediatrics, adolescents and young adults.

Knowledge is power and I’m a firm believer in lifelong learning. The day we think we know everything or refuse to learn at least one thing from every person we come across, is the day that we are doomed for success. Harsh? I think not… The idea is rather to challenge one another. Even more so, is it not essential that we view our kids as holistic beings? Is it really wise try to fit them into certain boxes or should we rather focus on a more multi-disciplinary approach? We each have such a role to play, whether you’re a teacher, parent, therapist, psychologist, doctor, nurse, care giver, social worker, counsellor, you name it, which is why it’s so important that we all learn from one another and work together to ensure a better, brighter and well BRAVER future for our next generation. That’s exactly what this platform is all about. So, stay tuned, because this is going to be a year of immense GROWTH for us all.

Next week we have a teacher sharing on the importance of reading and also giving a few pointers on how we can better encourage our kids to read. You don’t want to miss it.

Loads of love,

Chans x


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