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    Welcome to Munchkins,
    where we empower parents to transform family dynamics

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    We offer parenting talks and workshops,
    with simple and practical advice for all ages and stages

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    From cradle to empty nest – our solutions
    are tailored for your unique parenting challenge

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    You can raise happy, healthy children
    by beginning with the end in mind

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    Discover your and their unique temperaments
    and a suitable parenting style for each phase

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Munchkins – Empowering Parents, Transforming Family Dynamics

Welcome to Munchkins! You have just stumbled upon a powerful resource to assist you with every step, first tooth, tantrum and sleepless night on this wonderful journey we call parenting! Our children can present some interesting challenges, but also offer life’s greatest rewards.

If you are looking to ease the stress on your relationships and just enjoy your children, Munchkins offers you all the tools you need.

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PARENT COACHING

PERSONAL HOME VISITS

PERSONAL HOME VISITS

Coaching at home

A qualified coach will come to you to engage with and guide your family in your normal home environment.

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VIRTUAL HOME VISITS

VIRTUAL HOME VISITS

Virtual visit via Skype

A virtual 3-hour home visit is a great alternative, and can also serve as a follow-up to a home visit.

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COFFEE CONSULTS

Meet with a coach

A coffee consult can be with one or both spouses but does not involve the children being present.

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OTHER SERVICES

PARENTING TALKS

PARENTING TALKS

Events

Book one of our coaches to speak at your next fundraiser event for your school, small group or church.

NUTRITION

NUTRITION

Recipes

Our recipes are formulated with the health of your child and the link between diet and discipline in mind.

LUNCHBOXES

LUNCHBOXES

Cooking Classes

Book Super Granny Andalene Salvesen (a certified Banting Buddy) for a fun group demo at your home!
TEMPER TEMPER – Article in Jet Club Magazine featuring Celeste Rushby

TEMPER TEMPER – Article in Jet Club Magazine featuring Celeste Rushby

‘Tantrums come in various forms, depending on the child’s age, their temperament and the consistency in boundaries within your home,’ explains parenting coach and occupational therapist Celeste Rushby of munchkins.me, a collective of coaches who empower parents to help transform family dynamics for the better. She says that, despite all prospective parents dreading the ‘terrible twos’, tantrums actually begin at between 10 and 18 months.

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Parenting meets pedagogy: Why parenting education is worth the while

Parenting meets pedagogy: Why parenting education is worth the while

Education and training are central to the modern, Western world. We go to school, invest in vocational equipping, and attend workshops to perfect our crocheting or to learn the art of home brewing. Within this culture of knowledge and skill accumulation, parenting is also increasingly deemed a worthy enough subject in which to receive training – hence the overwhelming ocean of parenting resources: from articles and books to DVDs and TV shows to workshops and courses! Ever heard people complain, “Kids don’t come with a manual!”? They lie. Kindly point them to the Internet or any given bookshop. 

So, should parents “go to school”? There are many good reasons why we should consider it!

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What type of parent are you? Is it the “right” type?

What type of parent are you? Is it the “right” type?

Let’s begin with a quick quiz!

Which description sounds most like you as a parent?

  1. I love to cuddle my children, I go out of my way to meet their every need and I tend to indulge them.
  2. I keep a firm grip on my children and enforce many rules in my home.
  3. I oversee my children’s lives, teaching them life skills and helping them apply these lessons.
  4. I support my children in everything they do, but I stand on the sideline and let them take ownership of their own lives.
  5. I love having fun with my children and spending time with them like I do with my friends.

Can you see yourself in one of these? Are more than one applicable to you?

Most of us have a preferred parenting style – a way of childrearing that comes most naturally to us. Yet, most of us can (and should learn to) adapt our style according to a given situation and our children’s developmental age.

Okay, so let’s unpack the differing styles and see where you fit in most comfortably.

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Dare to Discipline your Darlings!

Dare to Discipline your Darlings!

“Discipline” has received swearword status in many modern parenting circles. It is now quite trendy to withdraw from being the disciplinary figure in favour of being a child’s friend. While this is mostly well intended (and evokes wonderful images of parent and child roaming around like Calvin and Hobbes all day), it can be harmful to both parties.

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What parents are saying about Munchkins

  • Testimonial:  Confidence in raising twins

    Testimonial: Confidence in raising twins

    I first saw Andalene about 8 months after my twins were born almost 4 years ago. At that point, I was just wanting to “win” the whole motherhood thing. Then I realised the person who was losing the most was in fact me. I had all but surrendered to the brain fog and routine. We […]

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  • Testimonial:  Parenting Talks

    Testimonial: Parenting Talks

    I’ll certainly spread the word about your wonderful talk and the positive feedback we received from parents after the event. I had parents stopping me in the parking lot saying how they enjoyed the evening and how beneficial it was. They commented that they would really appreciate and enjoy more talks arranged in the future. We […]

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  • Testimonial:  Confident and Happy Twins

    Testimonial: Confident and Happy Twins

    Andalene came to our home when our twins were about 18 months old.  I was exhausted and they were terrors.  They wouldn’t stay in bed, they would not sleep in the night, they wouldn’t listen to me, they bit each other, they pulled all the keys off my laptop (to list a few things…) Not […]

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  • Testimonial: Timann Esterhuizen (Port Elizabeth)

    Testimonial: Timann Esterhuizen (Port Elizabeth)

    Dear Timann I can’t thank you enough!! I don’t know where to begin!! No.1 – for YOU!! Thank you for the wonderful, bubbly, energetic, motivated, positive woman that you are!! I am SO inspired!!  Seeing that our boys are of similar ages, I could totally relate to each story and totally understand and see why […]

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  • Our little girl is a different person!

    Our little girl is a different person!

    I am so grateful to Timann. She has brought sanity to my household all the way in Dubai via technology-based consults, and just in time before our second baby is born in 6 weeks! My 2.5-year-old was sleeping in the bed with my husband and me, and none of us could get a proper night’s […]

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  • Home Visit Testimonial

    Home Visit Testimonial

    Home Visit: Coach Timann Esterhuizen (Port Elizabeth) Dearest Timann, Where to begin: I can’t believe I have taken so long to contact you and request a home visit.

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  • You have honestly changed our lives (5-star Facebook review)

    Munchkins / Celeste – there are no words to explain how grateful our family is for having met you. You have honestly changed our lives. Yes, I was one of those moms that had a 1-year old that needed rocking to sleep and he would wake up throughout the night, sometimes as bad as every […]

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  • 5-Star Facebook Review

    “Thank you for your incredible wealth of knowledge – you are amazing! Best thing you can do is give Celeste a call to help establish health in your family while raising children! Thank you for helping Juliette go to sleep easily, listen to our instruction and enjoy the daily “must do’s.” Her love tank is […]

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  • Thank you so much for your visit

    Dear Andalene, Thank you so much for your visit today. You have turned our lives around in just 3 hours which my husband and I were a little sceptical about at first to be honest. We are very very grateful we came across your contacts and people like you truly change families lives. Kind regards, […]

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  • It was a great pleasure to have Andalene in our home

    It was a great pleasure to have Andalene in our home. I was touched by her knowledge and desire to help us as a couple and a family. With a very caring and sensitive approach she managed to helped us find a new happier place as a couple and therefore a family.

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  • It was a complete life changer

    We thoroughly enjoyed Andalene’s visit last week and my husband said it best “In our family, time will now be measured by life before Super Granny and life after Super Granny.” It was a complete life changer.

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  • Everything is different!

    “I can’t thank you enough! Our household is so different; like night and day. I feel like I have my power back and that we are back in to the right pecking order, mommy and daddy in charge. Today at the homeschool co-op we go to

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  • We are so grateful for your visit!

    Aloha Andalene! We are so grateful for your visit! Home life has been amazing! My kids aren’t angels but what a change it’s been. We have control and some days we don’t even have to do timeout because they’re obedient. Even Zion’s preschool teachers have noticed a huge change and they’re very interested in meeting […]

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  • Thank You, Super Granny!

    Andalene We are a happier family thanks to Super granny. She helped us to set healthy boundaries and expectations which are the paramount to this transformation. We no longer repeat ourselves and no longer need to sleep with them. No more wars in the morning and night time routines! Most importantly kids are happier than […]

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  • I would highly recommend giving Andalene a chance

    Hi Andalene We booked super granny after hearing some great recommendations from friends. We have a 7 year old son who was terrified of the dark and always ended up in our bed during the night. As time progressed, he ended up spending more time in our bed than his despite the numerous night lights […]

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  • I can’t recommend Andalene highly enough!

    She has helped us with our son twice now and both times we have been blown away by the difference in our son afterwards. He is sleeping through again AND having day time naps, eating all his food without a fight and listening to all our instructions brilliantly. He is thriving! Thank you so much, […]

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  • I wanted advice on sleeping, but go so much more than that!

    ‘‘A huge thank you to Celeste (Rushby) for coming through to see us. It was so wonderful to have her visit. She is extremely knowledgeable. I wanted advice on sleeping, but I got so much more than that!  She really made a special effort to be there on time for our little girl’s first nap […]

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  • Professional, knowledgeable, energetic and caring

    ‘’We were very happy with our session on Wednesday. We found Celeste very professional, knowledgeable, energetic and caring. We will definitely do a follow-up session in 6 months’ time and I’ve already passed Celeste’s number onto a friend and colleague of mine.’’ Dr Michelle Long

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  • Happy Mom, Happy Baby

    You think as a mom it will come naturally but everyone needs guidance and advice just makes you a better mom. With the help of Munchkins, my baby is sleeping and happy, making me feel in control and empowered for the first time since he was born. I’m only on day 3 and the change […]

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  • Our son is back to being a happy little boy!

    My husband and I were blown away by the magic of Andalene! It’s been a week since her visit and our son is back to being a happy little boy that we can enjoy together as a family! Mary, Dubai

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  • I really enjoy being with my kids now

    Dear Andalene, I would like to express the gratitude I feel for the peace that now pervades our household. It’s only been a week since Andalene’s visit but I cannot aptly express the degree to which it has changed me, my husband, our kids and their attitude towards us and each other, as well as […]

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  • This has made such a huge difference in our lives

    I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you to Celeste and provide some feedback on our consult. We met with Celeste a few weeks back for a 3-hour home visit, to chat to her about the struggles we were experiencing around sleep with our 13-month old. We got SO much more advice than we […]

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  • It brought peace into our home

    “Things have been going really well… thanks to you! Honestly though, I am amazed at the improvement Cleo has made in listening since we have implemented the tools you provided. When Cleo began listening and completing our requests the first time it created space… space for fun, laughter, play, learning and affection.

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  • We have our freedom back

    Dear Andalene, We want to thank you, wholeheartedly, for helping Noah and Lia to learn about discipline and listening. Thank you for giving our freedom and confidence back, for making spending time with our children enjoyable! It is incredible how your single session has transformed both our children.

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  • She is thriving

    “The past 13 days have been like a different home. Especially with 7-year old Tracey. After struggling with her fear of the dark and sleeping alone for years, she has gone to bed every night a happy little girl and slept soundly all night. It’s so nice to see her thriving on the praise on […]

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  • I have a new child!

    ”I just wanted to report back that my son (2 1/2 years old) not only ate carrots, but also bathed without crying, and went to bed on his own without crying. He now sits at the table and understands what it means to listen. There’s no more screen time and that has really brought out […]

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  • Tantrum free

    “We bought the book and took extensive notes at a seminar and WOW! Our home has been tantrum free for 11 days. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts… can’t wait for our in-home visit in a couple of weeks.” – Connor James

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  • Thank you for giving us the tools

    “Thanks so much to Andalene for providing us with the tools and understanding to teach our toddler how to be safe and happy. He was going through terrible twos a little early and it was easy to see that he was simply frustrated and needed some boundaries, but being super strong willed we weren’t sure where […]

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  • Wow wow wow!

    Andalene, thank you for giving us the knowledge and tools to work with our 3-year old. It’s only been one day and the results are amazing. Wow wow wow is the only thing I can say! Lizaan van den Heever, Durbanville

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  • Super Granny has revolutionised our household!

    Thank you, thank you Andalene! (Super Granny)! You have revolutionised our household. My three boys (ages 2, 5 and 8 years old) have been happily in bed and asleep by 7.45 since our Super Granny visit 8 days ago. Not only are our children sleeping better, but she has changed the way we eat! Since […]

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  • A game changer!

    I’ve invited Super Granny to my house twice now to help me with my toddler, and WOW, is it a game changer! It can be a little nerve wracking having someone in your home to help with discipline and obedience, but after a few hours, you feel like you’re on top of things again! I […]

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  • Our world was put right!

    “Big On Children’s Super Granny (Andalene Salvasen) is the Founder/Owner of Munchkins and the person who comes to your home to help you learn how to manage your family situation better.   She can respond to a specific crisis or just assist in fine tuning family dynamics so that everyone is happy, balanced and in control. […]

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  • Not only surprised and satisfied…

    “Words are not enough to thank Andalene! Such a beautiful gift she owns, wonderful job!!! She became very special for us! Super Granny came last weekend! I knew it that we’d be surprised and satisfied….but not only that, we’re so pleased, equipped, extremely thankful and happy!

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  • It works every time!

    I book a home visit with Andalene every time she is in Dubai – it is a must!  There is always something that has happened that I need help with. My son looks forward to ‘Super Granny’ coming now which really does remind us that routine and discipline is what children really want themselves too! […]

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  • 5 Star Facebook Review!

    “I have used Andalene twice now and both times I’ve experienced amazing results. The guidance and advice received is invaluable and certainly helps with keeping me as a Mum, sane. It is more mum and dad in training than the kids and once we know what we’re doing, with confidence and intent, it’s so much […]

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  • Skype success

    Please pass on my immense gratitude and thanks to Andalene. She is an angel on earth. I have my 7 year old daughter sleeping in her own bed, falling asleep on her own on the first try. I didn’t think I was capable – never mind her! I will certainly book more regularly. Thank you […]

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  • Transforming lives!

    “I just want to say thank you. THANK YOU, so much for your help with Elizabeth! It is like she is a different child altogether. Before our session I was starting to dread leaving the house with her for fear of tantrums and her running away from me. She now knows exactly where the boundaries […]

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  • I could write a book!

    THANK YOU! Your visit to our home a month ago has left a lasting impression. Brandon has made a drastic change. Finally I have a solid 3-4 weeks of no bad reports. In fact his teacher personally told me how proud she was of him. At home we are having the same experience with a […]

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  • We are seeing the benefits each day!

    “Andalene was my last port of call when I needed help with my 10 year old, who after some problems at school had become angry and aggressive at home. I so wish I had known about Andalene earlier, the three hours she spent with us were invaluable not only for my 10 year old but […]

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  • A Blessing in the USA!

    “Thanks again for sharing Super Granny while she was here in Arizona! She was a HUGE blessing to me and to our family. I know we will be reaping the fruits of her time here for a long time.” – Nika

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  • Super Granny shines again!

    Just a big thank you from us – it was lovely meeting with Andalene. Her approach is extremely natural – as parents we tend to want to protect our kids from anything that is foreign and does not sit comfortable with us. But Andalene’s advice is practical, it is “soft” on the kids (whilst being […]

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  • What a life changer!

    “Just wanted to say many thanks for your help the other day. From that day on wards Pixie (20 months) has never refused the high chair and has tried lots of new foods and eaten breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks with enthusiasm!!!! What a life changer. Pixie is notably happier/ less ‘whingey’ throughout the day […]

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  • “But it just keeps getting better”

    “I felt like Super Granny had cast a spell on my house and it would eventually wear off. But it just keeps getting better. The boys are still themselves in every possible way – but better behaved, calmer, and actually a lot happier. And most notably, they have slept through the night for 4 nights […]

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  • “It has made a huge impact with our son”

    ’We were pleased to welcome Super Granny into our home. She made us feel at ease and relaxed regarding the session with our son. Super Granny showed us how to effectively use tools which hadn’t worked previously for us. She took into consideration the needs and dynamics of our family. We have put into practice […]

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  • “I felt empowered that I can do this ‘’mom thing’’

    “I wanted you to know how much I appreciated Super Granny’s talk on Eating, Sleeping and Tantrum problems. I am a first-time mom and having heard her advice has reassured me that I am actually a good mom. I always have this thing in my head that I am a “bad mom” for clipping my […]

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  • “Our home is the most peaceful it has been EVER!”

    “Our home is the most peaceful it has been EVER! Obviously we have to continue to be consistent and put in the hard work to ensure it lasts but so far it has changed our lives. Our boys are SO happy. I did a time-out with our 3-year old when Andalene left and when he […]

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  • “He actually scoffed down 3 servings of broccoli and cauliflower”

    …My 9-year old said to me last night while I was cooking “mom, I am SO happy Super Granny came here because now I can live a good life”. Silly little nana haha! But the children are saying things that are so positive. AND for the first time last night he ate veggies on his […]

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  • “The most amazing experience ever”

    …Yesterday morning was the first morning in a year that I dropped my 3-year old at crèche and he didn’t even realise I had left when I put his bag down. Usually he holds on to me and it’s such a drama saying goodbye, but I went to put his bag down and before I […]

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  • Life changing

    “The few hours Andalene spent with us were actually life changing. Our main issue was getting the twins to stay in their beds at night. Now, 6 nights since her visit they have gone to bed, stayed in bed and slept for 12 hours, with the door just pulled too. It’s truly is a miracle! […]

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  • “I am still speechless”

    “Andalene came for a home visit today to our place and I can’t put into words how happy and relieved I am now! So many things “clicked” and all of a sudden made sense. I have 2-year old twins and sometimes felt that in fact they are running the household rather than me and helplessness […]

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  • “She is absolutely correct!”

    I wanted to thank you SO MUCH for allowing Super Granny to come to CAS and speak with our parents. Her presentation was short, sweet and straight to the point. I liked how she stated “relationship without rules causes confusion.” She is absolutely correct! I look forward to her coming again. Thank you for all […]

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  • I could have listened to her for hours

    I loved meeting Super Granny at the Cambridge Nursery! She has a wonderful way of really making you THINK about and review your own parenting style! I could have listened to her for hours. Thanks for the talk and the info! We will add info to our facebook page. – Natasha

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  • The kids have been a bliss ever since

    “Super Granny came to our house as we were having “listening” issues with our three small sons. After a few hours Super Granny said her goodbye – and the kids have been a bliss ever since. It’s a very simple yet very effective way of dealing with things and everyone can be in – you […]

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  • Happy Parenting

    After attending several seminars of Super Granny and listening to the CD’s I bought from her, I was very excited to finally invite her to our house. We thought our kids did not really have problems, but I wanted her to have a look at them playing together and getting some tips for the youngest […]

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  • Grateful for excellent results

    “We would like to say a big thank you to Andalene. The home session was extremely helpful and we are grateful for the excellent results. We look forward to seeing her soon during one of her talks.” – Alexandra and Matthew

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  • Effective time outs

    “I am eternally grateful for Andalene’s help and wisdom. She has helped me to master effective time outs with my eldest son. The biggest gift she gave me with her most recent visit was showing my husband how to master effective time outs and showing us how to work as a team. My eldest is […]

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  • Prolonged progress

    “Thank you for the home visit, your expertise and support. You explained your methods to help us understand the reasons why we are trying to support our son for his benefit. We have continued to follow your guidance and it is working well for our family. We know we have to listen carefully and maintain […]

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  • Practical advice

    Andalene has so many years of wisdom and shares her expertise in a delightful way. I wish more parents would consider frequent parenting courses or at the very least just a handful. No one is born a qualified or competent parent but parenting certainly deserves a conscious effort and so do our children! Considering how […]

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  • Parenting wisdom

    The Super Granny session was full of parenting wisdom and practical tips. I already applied what I learned yesterday at home and am considering a home visit to bridge the gap between ‘understanding’ and ‘real practice’. I look forward to the sessions in the coming weeks! – Erika Chang

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  • Well worth a listen to!

    “Munchkins’ refreshingly practical and logical approach to parenting, while radical for some, rings true with many parents. Well worth a listen to! Don’t pass up the opportunity to hear Andalene speak or attend her courses!” – Helen Temple, International School of Cape Town

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  • A massive thanks again

    “I just want to send an email again of massive THANKS, I cannot believe the environment at home after Andalene visited, it is truly amazing, even the adults are behaving and waiting their turn to talk ;) Please let me know when she is back in the Eastern Cape! Wish we had her living close […]

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  • Super duper cool

    Thanks for the tips yesterday at Willow Academy. I think I needed the training because my 4-year old fell straight into it. She even initiates chill time. Super duper cool! God bless you! – Cindy

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  • I really enjoyed the workshop

    I was really sad I missed the first talk. I really enjoyed the workshop, very informative and fun. I hope you’ll visit Grahamstown again soon, because I would love a home visit when you’re back in the area – Petra

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  • Andalene’s advice was practical and very helpful

    Andalene did a fundraising talk at our school and her reputation certainly preceded her – it was sold out faster than any other talk we have held! And we were not disappointed! Andalene has a wealth of knowledge and a fantastic sense of humour, which makes everyone feel more comfortable when dealing with this scary […]

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  • Super Granny stole all our bad manners yesterday

    This is such a testimony for booking a home visit by Andalene (Super Granny): The morning after our visit from Super Granny, all the kids were sitting at the table quietly eating. Abby (7 years old) pipes up: “You know what Aunty Leanne? I think Super Granny stole all our bad manners yesterday!” – Leanne […]

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  • It was incredibly helpful

    The session was absolutely brilliant – we found it incredibly insightful and informative. Please relay the message to Andalene (and I am sure she will not be surprised in the least) but Sophie went to sleep last night for the first time on time, in about a year, in her own bed with no bottle […]

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  • Riley is eating lots of veggies

    Riley is eating lots of veggies….actually ate a small tub full of peppers on the way to a birthday party on Friday! We have taken a lot of wheat out of his diet too and his bowel movement does seem better. Other than one small accident a few weeks ago things have improved drastically…..and this […]

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  • The kids are doing great

    All has been well, the kids are doing great the bed routine is working like a charm. I think it has been harder on me to sustain the new style, but I have seen what the results look like and would like to keep that up. The reward charts have been very popular and help […]

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  • Happy little girl

    The past 13 days have been like a different home. Especially with 7 year old Tracey. After struggling with her fear of the dark and sleeping alone for years, she has gone to bed every night a happy little girl and slept all soundly all night. It’s so nice to see her thriving on the […]

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  • I am very happy and thankful

    I really want to thank you for visiting us yesterday evening. I truly appreciate it and I am very happy and thankful for what both Teya and I have learnt. Teya slept through the whole night in her bed and woke up at 6am by herself. We had breakfast together (eggs) at the table and […]

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  • I can’t thank you enough

    Dads testimonials (talk for dads) “All of us guys are friends – it’s like Desperate Housewives here – we were all very sceptical about coming, but you have really taught us so much in one evening. It was a real eye opener. I think you should make it compulsory for the dads to join in. […]

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  • I’m sure the words “you’re not listening” have hypnotic power!

    Hi Andalene, I have stuck with the time outs, the incentive chart and it’s like MAGIC! We had our first time out at 645am. Everything inside me was saying no! I didn’t want to start the day like that but i’m so glad i stuck to my guns. The boys ate lunch beautifully at the […]

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  • Order is restored!

    Hi Celeste Thank you so much for checking in. We are all doing wonderfully thanks. We have really embraced the principles and they have worked wonders. We have ‘Good Attitude’ jars, ‘Big Girl’ jars and the Princess Chart(Tammah heard you talking about the Big Girl jar, so she requested that one). Currently we have many […]

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  • Our lives changed

    Hallo Andalene Words fail us when trying to attempt to thank you for your assistance in helping us to sleep train our little one. Our lives changed!! Thanks once again for your precious time! Kindest regards – Lené Janse van Rensburg

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  • The transformation is amazing!

    I want to say THANK YOU!!! It was the best christmas present I could ever have wished for my family!!! The transformation is amazing! I really cannot thank her enough. We are still in shock … We cannot believe how different our little girl is. A whole 360 deg change, its like she is a […]

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  • I thought the talk was fantastic

    Hi Andelene, I was at your talk on Saturday afternoon. I thought the talk was fantastic! I’m all inspired and ready to start us all on a new eating plan and disciplinary rules! What was that quick and easy sweet recipe for kids – sorry I should’ve written it down at the talk!! It sounds […]

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  • Testimonial for the Online Parenting Course

    Hi Andalene. I am loving it! It is so interesting and I am now applying a lot of what I’m learning at my DayCare and its working!! After only 2 weeks into the course! – Lyn

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  • Catch them being good

    An interview with Munchkins coach – Celeste Rushby. https://iono.fm/e/96041

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  • Only half way through it and what a difference

    In my desperation I got Andalene’s latest book. Wow, only half way through it and what a difference! I will definitely be attending her talk @ Lorraine, can’t wait. In the meantime we’ve made such good progress with the book we’re actually coping for the first time in forever! Thank you – Tracy Cantor

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  • Transforming our lives

    I just wanted to say thank you for transforming our lives! I was really at the end of my tether with Ethan’s bad sleep and Jess’ bad attitude but since you came we are in a much better space. Ethan has gone from being in our bed and attached to me all night to pretty […]

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  • Completely express my gratitude

    I can never completely express my gratitude to Andalene for the change she’s brought about in me and in my house. But I’m pretty sure she understands when I say that I simply LOVE being with my kids these days.

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  • I have not had to raise my voice once

    Since that evening, now a week ago, I have not had to raise my voice once (!) in trying to communicate something – whether it be an instruction or just something that I wanted to share – with them. Sara’s attitude has changed so much – in the way she communicates with me and with […]

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  • Instruction was to be heard and obeyed

    I’m the lucky mom of three toddlers – my daughter, Sara, is three- and-a-half years old; while my twin boys, George and Steven, turned two years in June. Life’s been unexpected, hectic, crazy, frustrating and the most happiness I have ever known to experience. With the boys turning two, everyday life however, started spinning out […]

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  • She listens

    Thanks again! I had a parent meeting last night to find out how things have been the past week. The teacher said she did not have to remove her from any group this past week so far and that she listens when she talks once and there is definitely improvement. She also said that because […]

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  • Mommy only speaks once

    After our home visit, the children were so well behaved I actually become bored because for the first time they played alone in their rooms. There was also no fighting. It has been a week since our home visit with you. Karin (3) is doing very well. This morning her dad said to Keagan (5) […]

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  • Valuable experience

    We met Andalene some two years ago when we booked a home visit – we needed help with disciplining our (then) four-year-old. It was a valuable experience to have Andalene in our house and to actually see how she makes it happen – giving control (back) to the parents who somewhere down the line lost […]

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  • Touched my heart

    I finished reading your book for the first time two weeks ago, 13th June. It has been an amazing journey! How could I ever express my gratitude to you and Sally-Ann Creed for sacrificing your time to write such an invaluable book? The information in your book is so important for people to know, and […]

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  • I’m calm and in control

    Thank you Andalene, you have changed our lives forever. My children are so happy now and I’m calm and in control. You are amazing! – Ann

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  • My kiddies are awesome!

    All I know is that Super Granny is really a SUPER Granny! It has been a year since she visited us, and to this day, my kiddies are awesome! The thing that I appreciate the most, is that you as parent continually grow. Her input is an asset into the parenting-bank and I am drawing […]

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  • Atom bomb exploded in our house

    Dear Super Granny, 18 August 2011 A month ago you paid us a home visit in Port Elizabeth. On that evening it felt like an atom bomb exploded in our house, and in my heart!!! About 10 minutes into your visit, it was like a light that went on in my heart and mind: I’ve […]

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  • You’ve unleashed our little angel

    Dear Andalene I just wanted to thank you again for our session on Saturday; I have had two full nights’ sleep since then which in itself has literally been a life saver, I feel like I can take on the world!!!!!! You’ve unleashed our little angel!!!! Thank you again – we’ll see you in six […]

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  • Super Granny rocks!

    I cannot recommend Super Granny highly enough. I have three children, aged 9, 7 and 4 years old with two boys either side and my daughter in the middle. Life was hectic and crazy for us … I would get home from work and be on the ceiling within five minutes of getting home. The […]

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  • Peaceful and happy home

    Thank you so much for helping us achieve such a wonderful, peaceful and happy home. Sylvia has been a dream child and we have had only three time-outs since you left!!! Even her teachers at school have said what a superstar she has been. On Sunday we celebrated her second birthday. Not a single tear […]

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  • Exceptional advice and amazing support

    Thanks to Andalene’s exceptional advice and amazing support, I was able to finally create a daytime routine with my son that worked. He has always struggled with his daytime sleep and I have struggled to get a routine with him that worked. Andalene helped me work through the best possible routine for him and offered […]

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  • Life is just so, so much better now

    How Super Granny (Andalene) changed our lives!!! Well before Andalene came to our house for a home visit, it was hectic in our house. I have two children; my boy Liam is 1 ½ and my daughter Ankia 3 ½. Both very strong-willed children. My daughter has a mind of her own, eats, sleeps, baths […]

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  • I finished the whole book

    I read Andalene’s book until midnight last night and then I read most of today and I finished the whole book. My copy is now full of highlighted sections as well as stickers and stars at the most pertinent points (for me). Kind regards Lisa Wittstock (psychologist) – Lisa Wittstock (psychologist)

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  • Your visit has changed our lives

    Your visit has changed our lives! I am so grateful to you!!! I misjudged Lester (4) and what he was capable of, and it was all because of my lack of understanding how he needed boundaries to be set for him. We had heard it said many times over, but never knew what we were […]

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  • I can recommend this phenomenal coach to every parent

    Andalene, I thought you would enjoy this: last night there was drama at bedtime and I lost it. (Yes, I know I shouldn’t.) It ended with me saying, ‘This weekend we are going to Kleinmond and next week when we are back, EVERYTHING is going to change!’ This morning (two years since you were here) […]

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  • Our lives were just way out of control

    Our lives were just way out of control. I’ve been crying out silently to the Almighty for some peace and stability. And I’m finally starting to feel it. I had no idea what to expect from your visit. All I know is that I was extremely desperate and the testimonials sounded so convincing. I wondered […]

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  • We have a beautiful healthy relationship now

    Having an extremely tiring job all I wanted on my days off was a peaceful and quiet day at home and I never got that with the constant whining and nagging and indiscipline. A single day at home was more tiring than an entire week at work. I knew I loved my four-year- old girl […]

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  • Complete power shift

    Andalene: In one three-hour ‘family visit’, you succeeded in generating a complete power shift in the household from my three-year-old being in charge, to mom being in charge, with lasting results! Your pragmatic approach of observing the interaction between mother/daughter, and your honest feedback was invaluable. Please come back and visit us again soon! Much […]

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  • I am eternally grateful

    Andalene, you have worked a miracle in our lives and for that, I am eternally grateful! Kind regards and a peaceful household! – Anette

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  • SA’s very own Supergranny

    For two years I have been battling to get my daughter, Cathy, to sleep through the night. Some nights I’ll be up with her anywhere up to 21 times! My husband has taken to sleeping in our guest room just so that he can function at work during the day and I am a complete […]

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  • He changed overnight

    After the session my strong-willed Samson listened when Mommy spoke. He changed overnight. He became more confident and se- cure because he now knew that my yes meant yes and no meant no. He still tests the boundaries every day but at least now I know when and how to pull in the reins of […]

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  • I feel so empowered

    I was tempted to look for a full-time job because I dreaded having my children at home. But now I feel so empowered and I can finally enjoy my children! – Jane

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  • Immediate return on an investment

    I am a financial advisor and I have to advise people how to invest their money. But I could never guarantee an immediate return on an investment like you can.

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  • Magic

    Andalene came and worked her magic and left us with an angel. – Samantha, Dubai

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  • The sun is shining again

    It feels like we’ve been on holiday and can’t stop smiling, like the sun is shining again. Colleagues want to know what our secret is. It wasn’t fairy dust or a magic wand, just some firm guidance and support. We feel empowered, we are a Team. – Magda, Cape Town

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  • Time-out!

    I wanted to let you know how well we are doing and how thankful I am to have direction and your calm voice in my ear that says, ‘OK, put her in time-out.’ We have friends staying who very much need a ‘Super Granny’ intervention! And they might think I’m a meanie, but my two-year-olds […]

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  • Answer to my prayer

    Hi Andalene … I apologize for taking this long to write to you about the wonderful experiences but I have truly been sitting back and enjoying every bit of my daughter. I remember, all I wanted was a peaceful home but all I got was whining and nagging. A single day at home was more […]

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  • I followed the advice like a drill sergeant

    I am a young mom and had this idea of being a super-natural chilled-out earth mother – wow was I surprised – I didn’t get a super-natural chilled out package! My difficult little baby grew into a strong-willed little girl – and at two wasn’t communicating properly – which made her a frustrated handful and […]

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  • Informative and useful

    ‘Informative and useful’ cannot begin to describe our experience with Andalene … Both my husband and I were WOWED by what we saw in front of our very own eyes tonight. I now fully understand where the name ‘Monsters to Munchkins’ comes from … I never thought there was anyone who knew my kids better […]

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  • You have to be in control, calm and firm

    My daughter, Milah (5) and I had literally been fighting, verbally and physically, up to the day Andalene came to help me. My discipline had been in anger, to no effect, leaving Milah feeling rejected and unloved because she felt that ‘I didn’t like her’. Children need to show respect and accept authority, then discipline […]

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  • Ek kan nie uitgepraat raak oor haar besoek nie!

    Ons wil net baie dankie sê vir Andalene – sy het ons regtig baie gehelp!! Na haar besoek Dinsdagaand is die kinders (Liam en Luca) sommer meer gehoorsaam. Luister as ons praat en eet eers hul groente/slaai en slaap ook in eie bed (die hele nag). Ek is sooo beindruk! Ek kan nie uitgepraat raak […]

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  • No more tantrums!

    Our munchkin is a different child! It’s so amazing that even her teacher noticed it the first day already. She went to bed by herself this evening – was very happy to do so – and no tantrums since Monday! She’s more pleasant and content. Thanks again! – Wendy Roman

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  • Sleep training – how lucky can you get?

    I was very discouraged and felt heart broken for my 8 month old baby who wasn’t sleeping and was constantly crying. When you walked in this afternoon and used your technique on Mika, she slept from 13h40-16h30. I thought to myself, this is probably just luck and when you leave I will be left with […]

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  • Go to sleep – via email!

    My family and I live in Brisbane Australia and we have 3 children. Andalene has been just wonderful with helping us to sleep train our boys. Just by a couple of e-mails back and forth she put my children to sleep! Children that sleep results in happy and rested parents and that’s what she has […]

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  • No fairy dust or magic wand!

    We have had sleepless nights for 8 and a half months. I still breastfeed my baby, but it was so draining. It was not only her dummy, but also her teddy, and it became a downward spiral, with all 3 of us sleep deprived. It wasn’t fairy dust or a magic wand (Oh I wish!), […]

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  • My child eats just about anything!

    Andalene helped us out with Kayden’s routine from birth and we saw nothing but excellent results. He slept through for the 1st time at 6 weeks of age (10pm- 6am). We have subsequently asked advice concerning his discipline and his diet. Andalene suggested he tastes everything at least once before he eats what he likes. […]

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  • Confident and happy twins

    Andalene came to our home when our twins were about 19 months old. I was exhausted and they were terrors. They wouldn’t stay in bed, they wouldn’t sleep in the night, they wouldn’t listen to me, they bit each other, the pulled all the keys off my laptop (to list a few things…) Not only […]

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