Monthly Archives: July 2021

What is a crisis? Crises are pronounced adverse life events typically accompanied by some type of loss. A crisis can include a death or accident in the family, a parent losing their job, or violent crime. Sometimes, even good things – like a new marriage or a pregnancy – can feel like a crisis because […]

As parents, we naturally want to keep track of how our little ones are developing or if there are any concerns around things they are supposed to be doing. This milestone guide, written by Occupational Therapist Megan Smith, gives you the average milestones children reach at certain ages. It is important to note that not […]

A national lock-down together with winter descending may have seen some of us reaching for comfort food more often than we should be.  And to be fair, it’s understandable that we have felt the need for some extra sweetness to get us through these rather bitter times. Something else has happened during lock-down – Gayleen’s […]

When a baby or toddler refuses certain foods or does not eat at regular mealtimes which adults are accustomed to, it can create tension and anxiety. Without an understanding of how young children eat, many parents find themselves disillusioned about feeding their child and misunderstand them as “fussy” eaters. This can lead to life-long issues […]

You may have heard the term ‘Positive Parenting’ thrown around lately. While it may seem like just another parenting trend, it is actually a parenting philosophy and style that is rooted in years of research. Positive Parenting is taking your child’s individual needs, personality and sensitivity into account when raising them. It is based on […]

BUYING A TRAVEL SYSTEM When looking for a travel system, there are a few things that parents must keep top of mind: Comfort Versatility Strength Convenience for parent Longevity and value for money The Chicco We Travel system super combo which includes the We stroller, Kaily car seat and Chicco Soft Carrycot offers parents all […]

Excom provides the following textbooks: EMS Grades 7 – 9 Accounting Grades 8 and 9 Life Orientation Grades 8 to 12 Business Studies Grades 10 to 12 Learner books are available in English and Afrikaans in both printed and e-book format. Talking textbooks Our ‘talking textbooks’ help learners become active participants in their learning journey. […]

Just as your baby is learning how to eat solid food, so too will you be learning the skill to read your baby’s hunger and fullness cues. A healthy baby will eat without being coaxed and stop when full. Being responsive to your baby’s signs of hunger and fullness will help manage many frustrating mealtimes […]

One in eight young people between the ages of 5 and 19 are at risk of developing a mental disorder, of which Mood and Anxiety Disorders are the most prevalent. Emphasis on the mental health of young people recently increased as a result of the disruption caused by Covid-19 and lockdowns which exacerbated challenges that […]