We are Kids Dialogue
This is who we are
Candice Lambert and Kim Bergh are sisters and were raised by their parents, grandparents and neighbours, growing up in a coloured township. Candice has a background in clinical psychology, leadership and business. Kim is an audiologist and Speech & language therapist who has worked in public and private practice with kids.
Both are solid advocates for the rights of others, especially those who seem to go unnoticed, such as children, people with disabilities or mental health issues and those in need of basic care. The passion for helping others see and realising their full potential has always been strong. We strive to use all our potential, gifts and resources to reach other to others who need help.
We are a business and not a Non-profit only because the potential to reach many is easier with the profits of the company.
Read more about the childcare & family counselling experts on the professionals’ page. We have a wide range of experts in the field, and every few months they may change depending on the needs of society and the communities we serve.
This why we do we what we do
Kids Dialogue was started from a burning need to start at the beginning and make things right. Considering the society we live in today, while we remained hopeful about the future for our children and the next generation at large, we also felt a certain level of sadness and a worry for the lost opportunities and this coupled with what will become of our children in the years to come.
The Kids Dialogue group is a wide network of child care professionals who are passionate about changing the narrative for the next generation and understand the critical period of development and how we can support families better, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Giving our best to raising our children well meant that we needed to start at the beginning, before birth, and the next generation can do the same and so on because we can only do better if we know better.
While we can look to the leaders of our country to provide direction, it might not be the best and only process we can follow. Empowering ourselves as individuals, as parents and teenagers to build a better future for our children, is the collective and shared goal we are working towards.
Three key questions that stand out for us that we aim to have all children answer with a resounding YES, are:
- Do my children know how their behaviour affects others?
- Do my children know that they have the power to affect change in the world?
- Do they feel for others and have compassion towards others and offer assistance using their strengths they were gifted with?
Having childcare experts share in the raising of our children in an organic way is one of the factors that we found would contribute towards achieving the goals set out for the next generation: this, and the building community for families to raise kids the best way they can.
The saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child”. Indeed it does because, although, we would like to believe that parents were called into parenthood, and even some women, being single parents can raise a child well; a village will contribute positively. A village will be there to support moms (and dads), provide advice and co-regulation when things feel out of place, and we cannot cope anymore, a different perspective and ideas and tips on easy things to do that someone else takes years to master.
The issues we experience in society, such as gender-based violence, abuse and others didn’t just happen, it started somewhere, and so while we can to assist the victims of abuse as well as those been abused, it is only wise to focus our attention on the generations to come as well.
Exploring special needs with Kids Dialogue is really a dialogue because we believe that each child has their own unique wiring that makes them special. Disabilities are mainly magnified because of society: their perceptions, structures available and thinking as well as accommodation that makes disabilities in children (and everyone) bigger or more complicated than it should be. At Kids Dialogue, we call children, children first before they have a condition because their condition should not define them, but they should define themselves. Something every child should have the right to do.
Prioritising the next generation means that we are prioritising our future.