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Problem Based Learning, why do we need this in schools…

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Let’s change the conversation around female sexuality this Women’s Month

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NEW ADvTECH SCHOOL OFFERING SET TO REVOLUTIONISE ONLINE EDUCATION

  • August 5, 2020
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Kangaroo care and its benefits

  • August 5, 2020
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Mattel Unveils #ThankYouHeroes Program From Barbie® supporting the Children’s Hospital Trust (CHT)

  • August 5, 2020
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Mattel South Africa announced today that, as part of its...

Camp: Kids to Explore, Challenge and Conquer Obstacles

  • August 5, 2020
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At Sugar Bay holiday camp, your kids can explore, conquer...

Introducing your little ones to fruit

  • August 4, 2020
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BREASTFEEDING & COVID-19: BUSTING THE MYTHS

  • August 6, 2020
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Kangaroo care and its benefits

  • August 5, 2020
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You may have heard the terms “skin-to-skin” or “kangaroo care”...

Introducing your little ones to fruit

  • August 4, 2020
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Introducing your little one to trickier tastes, particularly fruit, early...

Breastfeeding Week 8 – starting solids

  • August 4, 2020
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Well done on continuing to breastfeed your baby!  By this...

Chicco Hairbrush & Comb and Chicco Nail Scissors

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C-section questions, answered

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Only one-third of infants under six months are exclusively breastfed…

  • August 3, 2020
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Food security for children starts at the breast – support…

  • July 31, 2020
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South Africa has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in...

What you need to know about combination feeding

  • July 30, 2020
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During the early days after the birth, parents are faced...

5 Benefits of breastfeeding – for moms and babies

  • July 30, 2020
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Whether a mother breastfeeds her baby or not is an...
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When nutrition affects toddler sleep

  • July 29, 2020
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We don’t often relate bad eating to bad sleeping when...

Easy tomato soup with cheesy bread dippers

  • July 28, 2020
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This comforting tomato soup can be made in less than...

5 Hands-on learning activities to try with your toddler while…

  • July 24, 2020
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Here are five hands-on learning activities to get stuck into...

Why consistency and routine are important for toddlers

  • July 21, 2020
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The toddler phase is so amazing as they develop into...

Keeping children safe from burn this winter

  • July 17, 2020
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How to help a child struggling with (Corona Virus) anxiety

  • July 17, 2020
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We’re all on edge because of the coronavirus. Our daily lives...

Six Good Reasons to Move Your Toddler from a Cot…

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Grapes PLUS 8 other things your toddler can choke on

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11 Common Car Seat Mistakes

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Face masks in children: how safe are they?

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NEW ADvTECH SCHOOL OFFERING SET TO REVOLUTIONISE ONLINE EDUCATION

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Opening its virtual doors to learners from Grade R to...

Mattel Unveils #ThankYouHeroes Program From Barbie® supporting the Children’s Hospital Trust (CHT)

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Mattel South Africa announced today that, as part of its...

Camp: Kids to Explore, Challenge and Conquer Obstacles

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Evolve Online School

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The time has come for education to evolve.  Evolve is...

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 Making friends is no easy task. It takes a lot...

Minding the Gap – Matric to international universities

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South African matriculants who wish to study at universities overseas...

Easy tomato soup with cheesy bread dippers

  • July 28, 2020
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This comforting tomato soup can be made in less than...

Keeping children safe from burn this winter

  • July 17, 2020
  • Child Safe
Winter is the time when children are most at risk...

How to help a child struggling with (Corona Virus) anxiety

  • July 17, 2020
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We’re all on edge because of the coronavirus. Our daily lives...

Four short-term tips for kids, with long-term results

  • July 14, 2020
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Teaching kids some basic financial principles should ideally form part...
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Problem Based Learning, why do we need this in schools…

  • August 6, 2020
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Researchers have been hypothesizing and theorizing about Problem Based Learning...

NEW ADvTECH SCHOOL OFFERING SET TO REVOLUTIONISE ONLINE EDUCATION

  • August 5, 2020
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Opening its virtual doors to learners from Grade R to...

Evolve Online School

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The time has come for education to evolve.  Evolve is...

Grade 12s : the 3 factors to consider when deciding…

  • July 31, 2020
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The world looks very different today compared to when the...

Minding the Gap – Matric to international universities

  • July 31, 2020
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South African matriculants who wish to study at universities overseas...

Lockdown lessons for futureproofing education

  • July 31, 2020
  • Parenting Hub
Online learning has provided many South African students with the...

Five brain-boosting foods and drinks

  • July 24, 2020
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Our bodies need “fuel” for every organ, and the brain...

Plastic-free July: get rid of the “Big Four”

  • July 17, 2020
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It’s plastic-free July, which means that for the month of...

Tips to keep schools clean and students and teachers safe

  • July 17, 2020
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When schools are back – albeit staggered over the rest...

How to help a child struggling with (Corona Virus) anxiety

  • July 17, 2020
  • Impaq
We’re all on edge because of the coronavirus. Our daily lives...
Recent Health Advice

BREASTFEEDING & COVID-19: BUSTING THE MYTHS

  • August 6, 2020
  • Parenting Hub
We’ve had an overload of fake news over the past...

Teddy Bear hugs bring comfort to littlies

  • August 4, 2020
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One of the biggest challenges for foundation phase teachers during...

C-section questions, answered

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One of the biggest decisions you’ll make about your baby’s...

Food security for children starts at the breast – support…

  • July 31, 2020
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South Africa has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in...

Boosting the immune system during the pandemic

  • July 31, 2020
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The outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic earlier this year...

COVID-19 and Allergies

  • July 31, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic is a time of anxiety for most...

COVID-19 is taking its toll on SA’s mental health

  • July 30, 2020
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Fear and anxiety have gripped the globe as COVID-19 continues...

When nutrition affects toddler sleep

  • July 29, 2020
  • Good Night Baby
We don’t often relate bad eating to bad sleeping when...

Gestational hypertension, what is it and how can I avoid…

  • July 27, 2020
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Gestational hypertension is high blood pressure (the pressure of your...

Five brain-boosting foods and drinks

  • July 24, 2020
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Our bodies need “fuel” for every organ, and the brain...
Recent Financial Advice

Investment basics for children

  • July 10, 2020
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Talking about budgets is often the starting point in the...

Smart Money Goals

  • July 8, 2020
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As Metropolitan’s Three Word Stories campaign draws to a close,...

Four healthy money habits to teach your kids

  • July 3, 2020
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Beyond getting your child’s own savings started, teaching your children...

Saving money on groceries and meals during Covid-19 pandemic


  • July 3, 2020
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I thought although this was not in my original “money...

Budgeting is not for sissies but you gotta do it!

  • June 5, 2020
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In the last article I touched briefly about budgeting and...

Saving money, it's not as easy as it sounds

  • May 1, 2020
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Let’s face it, saving money today is not easy and...

Top Money Saving Tips for New Parents

  • February 4, 2020
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Prepare in advance for the financial changes a baby will...

The robo saving for your child

  • December 20, 2019
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As December rolls around, many parents get to breathe a...

Teach your Teenager to work wisely with money

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Children and teenagers have to be shown and taught how...

Financial preparation for prospective parents

  • November 6, 2019
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Having a baby can be wonderful. It can change your...