Your kids and ADHD


Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM will be hosting a series of Your Child conferences in 2020.

What you’ll get out of it?

Access to a wealth of prac­tical skills and guidelines to empower your child for success and boost your knowledge. Experts will share insights with a focus on concentration difficulties such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You’ll be exposed to like-minded specialists all under one roof – so you can ask your burning questions, interact and be inspired with a renewed sense of understanding.

Why it’s worth your time and money:

Are you overwhelmed by the amount of research at your dispos­al? How do you decide what to believe and what not to believe? And how do you implement what you know in your child’s daily routine in a sustainable way? Our esteemed panel will assist and provide helpful resources based on their various areas of expertise.

Why are there two sessions? Should I attend both? Your preferred session is based on your child’s age group and your scope of interest. Each session will focus on different areas of development and the associated individual needs. You’re welcome to attend both – tickets for each session are sold separately. 

About the speakers:

André Venter recently retired as the academic head of department of paediatrics and child health at the University of the Free State (UFS). He’s received several lifetime achievement awards for his contribution to education and child neurology and development. His specialities include child development, with a focus on cerebral palsy, ADHD, autism and learning difficulties.

Magdel Pretorius has been a psychologist for more than 12 years. She’s worked with primary and high school children in the public and private sectors. This mother of three has first-hand experience of what it takes to shift parenting approaches when dealing with different personalities and complex situations.

Clinical psychologist Nadene Harisunker obtained a master’s degree in anthropology. She has a special interest in severe psychopathology and working with it to understand and develop a strength-based perspective.

Donna van Zyl completed her BSc Hons and MSc at the University of the Free State. She has a special interest in paediatrics and sports nutrition, and enjoys working with neonates, infants and children. She’s also a part-time sports nutrition lecturer at UFS.

Choose your seminar based on your child’s age group


  • Advice for pre-primary and primary school aged kids


  • Advice for teenagers

Venues & Dates


  • Saturday, 6 March 2021 at the CTICC: Auditorium 2.
  • Get your tickets here


  • Saturday, 6 February 2021 at The Forum The Campus: Ivory Auditorium.
  • Get your tickets here

Tickets are priced at R950 a session and includes all the experts, conference material and light refreshments.

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