Monthly Archives: June 2016

By Chantel Nortje, BSc Physiotherapy (Hons), UCT Physiotherapist with special interest in paediatrics In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world it’s easy to forget the basics when it comes to our children’s growth and development. Added to this, with society’s shift towards all things digital – media, television, hand-held devices, and online and digital games – not […]

Child depression is often undiagnosed and untreated because it is passed off as normal emotional and psychological changes that occur during growth. However, like any other medical condition, depression grows. It is vital that we slay this repulsive dragon before it consumes our children. Here are 10 signs and symptoms of depression and how to […]

My early morning meeting began today with a rather frazzled mother of three rushing in at the last minute, gratefully grabbing a cup of coffee, and then collapsing on her chair with the desperate plea, “Your kids are bigger than mine… tell me this gets easier!” I just smiled. What do I tell her? It […]

Well, here I sit, 38, almost 39 weeks pregnant, can you believe it?! The last few weeks are a bit of a roller-coaster of emotions and general craziness: getting all our last ducks in a row before baby arrives, thinking about labour, wondering if I’m going to be a good mom and in Dan and […]

Parents going through a divorce/separation are mostly always concerned about what it is going to do to the children and how to minimise the impact it will have on them. If you want to minimise the negative impact of your relationship breakup on your children, you must first take care of yourself. When going onto […]

Did you know that nature supports mothers taking time out for themselves? And that if you mess with nature you end up actually being a less-caring mother – on a PHYSICAL level? We have a little hormone running through us called Oxytocin. You might remember it from your pregnancy and birth – it’s the one […]