Wanting to raise happy,expressive and confident kids?

Needing to understand, appreciate and help them deal with their emotions?

Tired of constantly nagging or threatening to get their co-operation?

Then the ParentMagic book is for you!


ParentMagic book & InnerMagic game

InnerMagic children's self-esteem game

Wanting to have fun and share meaningful time getting closer to your kids?

Looking for ways to get them moving, thinking and speaking more freely?

Yearning to help build their self-esteem and teach them about feelings?


Then the InnerMagic children's self-esteem game is for you!

What others are saying ....

  • “It is refreshing to see material produced for the SA context.  Innermagic is a fun tool that will definitely not sit in a box."
    Denise Kriel – Counselling Psychology.”
  • “ I absolutely love this idea! I really believe this game can be used with teens too and I am very excited to start using the game. I look forward to all the new and future learnings.  Keep up the good work Carol!
    Samantha Beaumont
  • “ The experience was amazing.  As a new social worker ( 3 months in the profession) and aspiring therapist, it was really informative in tuning into the feelings of the children we are working with.  This game will uncontentiously help the children to start the journey of spiritual, mental and physical healing.  Will surely be used.
    CMR N. Skosana”
  • "The game is awesome! I'm currently using it with a young lady who was very much a reluctant client before I started using your game. Now she insists on arriving early, loves to set up, and tells ME how the game works!! So cool! I would very much support a teen version of the game"
    Sue Bond, social worker, East London
  • I have a few kids that only want to play the game and will be very disappointed if I say that today we do something else. The kids especially like the secret powers - they will bring their imaginary bottles stating that some of their powers are up. The parents also reported to me that the children will "drink" a bit of secret power when they feel sad, need to be strong, etc.
    Mariette,social worker,Bloemfontein

Carol Surya

Carol Surya (MA Couns.Psych)


InnerMagic website 2016

Carol Surya is a psychologist, author, game developer and facilitator, who is passionate about children's well-being. With extensive experience in assisting children and empowering their parents, since qualifying in 1996, she has written various training manuals; published two parenting books (Great Kids and ParentMagic);  designed and delivered countless workshops; lectured part-time and presented at national and international conferences and developed the highly successful InnerMagic®children's self-esteem.  

A turning point came when Carol volunteered to assist in tsunami survivors in Indonesia after the December 2004 disaster. She dreamed of reaching far more children and then lived and worked on board a mobile health care train working across rural South Africa. Carol has since worked with children and parents in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, America and the United Kingdom during her global travels. Inspired by the greatness and resilience of all children.   The InnerMagic®children's self-esteem game was first released in 2012 as a fun, holistic tool to help children master their feelings and bring parents closer to their kids.  The new and improved version now includes issues around cyber-safety, bullying and divorce; can be played from ages 5 to 13 and their parents (with age-appropriateness indicated on the cards ); now has 450 life skill question cards, a puzzle game board and can be played with 4 players.

Carol continues to run a child focused private practise and is passionate about uplifting today's children and adults.  She is well known for her practical and easy to understand approach to children's well-being and facilitating inspiring workshops for all audiences.



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