Don’t dread the dentist

  • December 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Most of us are scared of the dentist which means dental care can easily be overlooked but, taking good care of your teeth will not...

Parental Rights and Responsibilities

  • December 5, 2019
  • The legal Mom
Parental responsibility is the responsibility to care for the child, to maintain contact with the child, to act as guardian of the child, and to...

The benefits of positive reinforcement in children

  • November 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Do you find yourself raising your voice a little too much when having to speak...

Ambulances are for emergencies only

  • November 28, 2019
  • Bonitas
Too often we read about emergency services and the police force spending hundreds of thousands...

Thinking processes

  • November 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Thinking processes,I define as the manipulation of information. Problem solving requires reflective thinking; reflective thinking...

Developing the skill of empathy

  • November 27, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Empathy is one of the five categories of Emotional intelligence (EQ), the others being social...

The importance of exposing your child to the arts

  • November 25, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As a father of two boys, I am constantly inspired and challenged, to expose my...

Encourage your children to be physically active

  • November 20, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Let’s face it, growing up today is a completely different ball game to when you...

GRADE 11s: 3 MONTHS, 3 FLEXES TO SET YOU UP…

  • November 19, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Although the focus is firmly on the Matric Class of 2019 currently writing their NSC...

LITTLE WORRIERS

  • November 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
In today's world anxiety is becoming more and more prevalent in children. While it is...

Sugar Bay: A dream holiday destination for children

  • November 18, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
Kids all over the world are ditching their cellphones, and switching off the TV in...

Exploring the strength of an introverted child

  • November 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Self-awareness is an important part of parenting. Knowing, understanding, and accepting our children and ourselves...

How to help kids deal with anxiety

  • November 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Is your child anxious and worried? Here’s how to respond in a positive, helpful way...

Life skills curriculum in the media: Where does Impaq stand?

  • November 13, 2019
  • Impaq
The Sunday Times article, ‘Sex lessons for modern grade 4s in new life orientation curriculum’ (12...

Spur Secret Tribe hosts Chief Cook Event

  • November 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Working with unique South African flavour combinations, experimenting with different ingredients, measurements and cooking styles,...

Asthma

  • November 12, 2019
  • Bonitas
Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses, affecting over 339 million people worldwide. ...

Sleep and Your Pre-School Child

  • November 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A lack of sleep is debilitating, and your pre-schooler’s disruptive sleep patterns can affect the...

A Positive Comparison Approach to Assist your Child

  • November 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
No two children are the same; they have different talents, interests, develop at different rates...

Benefits of Music Therapy for Children on the Spectrum

  • November 8, 2019
  • Caroline Syokao
Music is a good therapeutic tool for people with different abilities and ages. This is...

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

  • November 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
South Africans are fortunate enough to live in a country where the people are blessed...

How to study for Languages

  • November 5, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Many learners place very little emphasis on studying for a language exam – after all,...

How bullying can affect your child’s mental health

  • November 5, 2019
  • Impaq
We’ve all heard the saying, sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will...

No spanking, what now?

  • November 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
South Africa has just passed a law prohibiting the spanking of children as a way...

Environmental Education

  • October 30, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Education in any realm is important for changing oneself as well as the community in...

Brands on-board to help SA families build bursaries for school

  • October 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As any parent knows, when it comes to affording quality education for our children, we...

Help! My child has no friends

  • October 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Help!  My child has no friends. We all have a need to love and be...

Encouraging/Fostering Independence in a Child’s Early Years

  • October 25, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
“I can do it myself” If you show me, I see….  If you tell me,...

Essential Life Skill: Acceptance

  • October 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Eckart Tolle once wrote “Accept then act. Whatever the present moment contains accept it as...

How do I make my child love reading?

  • October 23, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As a grade six English teacher at Maragon Ruimsig, I am frequently asked this question...

What bullying looks like and what to do about it

  • October 21, 2019
  • Impaq
Bullying has three defining characteristics – it is deliberate (a bully intends to hurt someone),...

How To Get Your Child To Love Healthy Meals

  • October 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
If there’s anything that a parent would nod their head yes to, it’s the fact...

Language and successful learning – is it REALLY that important?

  • October 17, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Have you ever gazed upon a giant oak tree? These majestic trees can grow as...

Why Screens Make Bad Childminders

  • October 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
“Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if pac-man affected us as kids, we’d all...

NIGHT TERRORS

  • October 11, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Most parents will be woken at least once in their child’s life, to their little...

Sun cream for kids with sensitive skin! The lowdown on…

  • October 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Covering a wriggling child in sun cream is tricky enough, but when your little one...

How to help your child decrease screen time

  • October 10, 2019
  • Clamber Club
For a parent, nothing eliminates the burden of entertaining your child more than handing them...

The importance of constructive play in early childhood development

  • October 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Not only is constructive play fun and entertaining for children, offering them endless hours of...

Crime stats, and the conversation we should have with our…

  • October 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We can leave behind a safer world for our children, says Fidelity ADT The month...

A day in the life of a homeschooling family

  • October 7, 2019
  • Impaq
So, you want to know what a typical day is like for a homeschooling family?...

SUGAR, DEVIL OR FRIEND?

  • October 7, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Over the past few years many health experts voiced their opinions loudly on social media...

SOUTH AFRICA WELCOMES GLOBALLY-RECOGNISED ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL VALENTURE INSTITUTE, WITH…

  • October 3, 2019
  • Valenture Institute
And a unique curriculum, influenced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which encourages the...

SACAP DURBAN TO HOST RESILIENT PARENT EVENT

  • October 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) will be hosting a special parent morning...

Head lice - they’re not inside they’re on top!

  • October 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Moms love it when their little ones come home from school buzzing with knowledge. Sometimes...

Help! My Child is in the wrong crowd

  • September 30, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
‘We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find...

When your teen wants out of summer camp

  • September 27, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
"I don't want to go, it's just not fun anymore, I'm not a kid anymore."...

A well-balanced child : Raising children who treat others with…

  • September 26, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Kindness is no easy task. In an attempt to facilitate their social and emotional development,...

The importance of baking

  • September 23, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Spending time in the kitchen and baking using new recipes helps children to develop a...

The Best Gear for Family Picnics

  • September 19, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The weather is getting warmer and it’s time to get outdoors.  One of the most...

ADJUSTING TO LIFE WITH TWO CHILDREN

  • September 11, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
The moment I found out I was pregnant with my second child I was in...

Teaching our children to have an attitude of gratitude

  • September 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Have you noticed that we may be bringing up a generation of young people who...

How to help your child build resilience

  • September 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Athletes are familiar with the challenges that come with having to run a tough race....

CELLPHONE FREEDOM

  • September 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Are we unable to function or live or breathe without our cellphones? Do we really...

To be, or not to be a homeschooling family: Our…

  • September 6, 2019
  • Impaq
The Janse van Rensburg Family relocated to Ghana in 2009 when their daughter Dené had...

The 5 best gifts that you can give your children,…

  • September 5, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A gift is something that we willingly give to another, without the expectation of payment....

Will your preschooler cope with the demands of school?

  • August 28, 2019
  • Impaq
The first big decision When your child turns 6 it usually means that it’s their...

LEGO® Ideas Treehouse blooming with sustainable bricks

  • August 27, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
In a huge step towards sustainable play, the LEGO® Ideas Treehouse contains the highest number...

Help! My child is writing exams for the first time

  • August 26, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The idea of writing exams rarely brings about emotions of excitement and happy anticipation!  In...

Our Planet. Our children’s future!

  • August 23, 2019
  • The Papery
One of the biggest concerns we as parents have today, is what kind of a...

BULLYING AT SCHOOL CAN HAVE A LIFE-LONG IMPACT ON MENTAL…

  • August 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Bullying has been put on the radar this July, which is recognised as National Mental...

How can creativity benefit your kids?

  • August 21, 2019
  • The Papery
In a world where more and more young people end up on anti-depressants, what can...

6 Simple Practices to Keep Your Child Active and Healthy

  • August 20, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
No one said that parenting would be easy, but it doesn’t have to be a...

3 Tips to manage homesickness like a pro

  • August 19, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
When you introduce the idea of camp to your children, the first reaction expected is...

Teach your children to have self-respect

  • August 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine holding a big juicy orange in your hand. The fruit feels heavy and cool...

Chasing academic A’s limits possibilities

  • August 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Education, as we have known it for the past 100 years, is fixated on academic...

How to help your child decrease screen time

  • August 12, 2019
  • Clamber Club
For a parent, nothing eliminates the burden of entertaining your child more than handing them...

Don’t forget to have FUN!

  • August 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Sometimes. Moms and Dads get so bogged down with the routines of the day that...

Impaq helps learners prepare for the real world

  • August 6, 2019
  • Impaq
Home education (or homeschooling) helps learners prepare for the real world as homeschool learners learn...

Keeping kids healthy throughout the year

  • August 1, 2019
  • Bonitas
Parents are often very good about getting their children off to a healthy start at...

Does Your Child Need a Tetanus Shot or Not?

  • July 31, 2019
  • OneAid
I’ve had parents often come into the emergency room after their child has taken a...

Keep your kids moving

  • July 30, 2019
  • Bonitas
Winter is here and with it comes colder weather, making getting outside to play and...

Boys and girls play differently

  • July 30, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Is this genetics or destiny?  Nature verses nurture? When observing a playground full of children,...

Bringing art to life- 3 Traits every art teacher should…

  • July 25, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
How do we create the next generation of innovative artists? Through all our amazing art teachers...

The importance of reading at home

  • July 23, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Of all the important learning activities we can do with young children, reading probably trumps...

10 Reward Ideas For Kids To keep Them Motivated and…

  • July 23, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Many parents make the mistake of assuming that a reward system involves extravagant items. There...

Parenting Through Grief

  • July 22, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Facing the death of a loved one can be a monumentally difficult emotional hurdle to...

7 Tips For Teaching Kids About Dogs

  • July 19, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
There are numerous benefits linked to having a family dogas a pet and teaching kids how...

Emergency Numbers Every Parent Should Know

  • July 18, 2019
  • OneAid
It occurred to me the day I went back to work after my maternity leave...

21st Century Teaching - A Gateway to Curiosity

  • July 17, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Lifting students learning in a school is a collaborative effort. It requires team effort, both...

CREATIVE EXPRESSION

  • July 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
So, what is creative expression? Creative expression allows children to express their feelings and emotions....

Inquiry based learning

  • July 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
One need only watch a young child spending a day at the beach to realise...

BE A SMART PARENT AND RAISE VICTORIOUS KIDS

  • July 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
From the start, kids are faced with the need to achieve. There are waiting lists...

Is It A Cold Or Is It The Flu?

  • July 5, 2019
  • OneAid
Winter is here and so are coughs, colds and flu. Common colds and flu are...

10 smart ways to empower your daughter

  • July 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We want our girls to have every opportunity to become strong, successful women. How we...

Art is Fundamental

  • June 26, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
What is art? Art is the “expression or application of human creative skill and imagination”...

ALLOWANCE AND BUDGET FOR TEENS

  • June 25, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Children and teenagers have to be shown and taught how to deal with money. We...

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU LIKE ONE CHILD MORE THAN…

  • June 21, 2019
  • Mia Von Scha
We all have times where we favour one child over another. Children go through different...

Five ways to prevent a red, chapped nose this winter

  • June 19, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A red, chapped nose is one of the more visible side-effects of colds and flu,...

Three reasons why it may be unfair to make your…

  • June 18, 2019
  • Impaq
The world of work is changing more rapidly than ever before. Shifts in economies and...

The wonderful gift of boredom in children

  • June 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Never in the history of mankind have we been so bombarded by technology in the...

Spur Secret Tribe hosts Chief Cook Event

  • June 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
https://youtu.be/B_RvANXw9Gk Working with unique South African flavour combinations, experimenting with different ingredients, measurements and cooking...

START YOUR CHILD ON THE CODING PATH, EVEN IF THEIR…

  • June 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
There is a lot of talk in South Africa about the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

THE POSITIVES OF ADHD

  • June 11, 2019
  • Impaq
So far, I have written about some of the difficulties experienced in raising and parenting...

Life After Camp: 3 tips for a smoother re-entry home

  • June 7, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
There are a gazillion articles with tricks and tips on sending your child to camp;...

New Research on the Importance of Learning through Play

  • June 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop Highlights the Importance of Learning through Play in Parent-Child...

Dealing with different personalities in a classroom

  • June 3, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
One of the first lessons every teacher learns is that, in every classroom there is...

OVERWHELMED BY VOLUMES OF DIGITAL PHOTOS?

  • May 31, 2019
  • My File About Me
The average person uses digital photography as a way to document their life. Most people...

Why Your Child Should Be Getting An Allowance

  • May 30, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
If your child has just started learning the difference between bills and coins, it won’t...

Natalija’s 20th camp anniversary at Sugar Bay

  • May 30, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
In 2015, we saw Natalija Bozovic walk through our gates on our Thailand themed holiday...

The Silent One

  • May 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A school is not a quiet place. In my experience children constantly talk and more...

Top Tips on How to Ace Your Physical Sciences Exam

  • May 23, 2019
  • Impaq
The June Examination might already be underway but that does not mean that you can’t...

How To Make The Medicine Go Down

  • May 23, 2019
  • OneAid
It’s stressful when your kids are sick and even more stressful when they refuse to...

Are homework and assessments all bad?

  • May 23, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Recently a lot has been said about the pressures of homework and assessments especially on...

Dare to Discipline your Darlings!

  • May 22, 2019
  • Munchkins
“Discipline” has received swearword status in many modern parenting circles. It is now quite trendy...

Empathy skills are Key to better learning

  • May 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Nelson Mandela famously stated that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to...

Tips on raising a bilingual child

  • May 21, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Knowing how to speak more than one language is a wonderful gift – particularly when...

The Power of Positive Recognition

  • May 16, 2019
  • Impaq
“I believe the children are our future.  Teach them well and let them lead the...

The critical link between extra mural activities and effective learning

  • May 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Let’s consider what it takes to transform rough diamonds into the magnificence that we admire...

Tutors – Trend or Necessity?

  • May 15, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Children these days are expected to perform in every aspect of their lives from a...

Choose to be the role model your child wished to…

  • May 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Many people will easily argue that the greatest gift to children is an education. Whilst...

Avoid the Procrastination

  • May 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Having a plan is always a good idea, however not everything goes according to plan,...

Never do tomorrow what you can do today…

  • May 7, 2019
  • StudyChamp
“Or is this always true?” asks many a procrastinator. Most children, especially teenagers have mastered...

Helping your child prepare for exams

  • May 2, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Start early, make a schedule, get enough exercise (and sleep!) and review past papers. These...

What to do if you’re child is the bully

  • May 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Bullying at school is common and the source of much misery and discomfort for many...

Making memories with your children

  • April 24, 2019
  • Clamber Club
You don’t need an extravagant vacation to make a lifetime of memories with your children....

6 Parenting Tips To Get Your Kids Listening

  • April 23, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Being a parent brings many joys and along with those joys comes challenges. It is...

Positive discipline

  • April 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When talking about discipline in schools, modern trends use buzz-words such as “Positive discipline”; “Values-based...

How To Get Your Kids To Go To The Dentist

  • April 18, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
We’ve all been there as a child—apprehensive, maybe even afraid of the dentist. Now as...

How to improve your academics

  • April 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Believe in yourself. Assess your current academic performance and set appropriate academic goals. Make a...

Is homework still relevant

  • April 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A student’s high school career is far more than mastering subjects. The goal is to...

Are headphones damaging your hearing

  • April 3, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
If it’s too loud, you’re too old? No, more like too sensible… Headphones and earphones...

How to handle angry feelings

  • April 2, 2019
  • Impaq
Once there was a red balloon that lived in a house with a family. Every...

How to teach children to respect their teachers

  • April 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
It is common knowledge that teachers are some of the most stressed professionals in our...

SPECIAL NEEDS OR NEEDING SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • March 28, 2019
  • Mia Von Scha
My children simply did not fit into the mainstream schooling system. They’re both very bright...

Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared

  • March 22, 2019
  • OneAid
Oneaid focuses on preventing and reducing the risk of childhood injuries. Through blog posts and...

The gift of making mistakes

  • March 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Mfundo is a young man who is considered to be a top academic and sporting...

Do you worry about your child and cyberbullying?

  • March 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As digital continues to grow and influence the day to day lives of children, and...

A Bump To The Head: When Should You Worry?

  • March 20, 2019
  • OneAid
I have attended to many children in the ER who have taken a tumble. In...

How To Instantly Organize Childhood Memories

  • March 18, 2019
  • My File About Me
How do you survive an influx of your kids’ stuff pouring into your home from...

Creating a curious mind and fostering life-long learning by having…

  • March 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach...

Does your child have enough space to play?

  • March 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Play for a child, prepares them for adulthood with all life’s delights and contests. What...

Raising a Science Lover

  • March 6, 2019
  • SciBuddy
We often think that science is reserved for high school children and that not all...

Creative Play Helps Children Grow – Encouraging Creativity in Children

  • February 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Have you ever watched children at play?  Have you seen and heard the wonderful things...

Listen Up! What’s the big deal with childhood hearing loss?

  • February 8, 2019
  • Speech and Audio Inc
Hearing is one of the most important senses. Through hearing we learn how to communicate...

The Importance Of Creating a Love for Math

  • January 25, 2019
  • Gymathstics
We may take for granted that our children will inevitably learn how to add, subtract,...

Bad Posture may lead to headaches

  • January 24, 2019
  • The Headache Clinic
There are many different medications, surgeries and interventions to treat headaches, but a new study...

Explore the microscopic world – Fun ideas for bored kids

  • January 22, 2019
  • SciBuddy
Parents and caregivers need plenty of ideas to keep kids entertained throughout the holiday. If...

Understanding the effect of alcoholism on children

  • January 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
An Open Letter To My Teacher Dear Teacher, I think it’s time I told you...

Preparation tips for parents on back to school headaches

  • January 11, 2019
  • The Headache Clinic
It's back to school time again. Parents know this time of year all too well....

8 Best apps for parents to monitor their children

  • January 9, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Monitoring the activities of the children has become a huge challenge for the parents in...

Is anxious the new normal?

  • January 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Majority of Generation Z admit to feeling anxious about something in their daily lives and...

‘Oh Shit!’

  • January 8, 2019
  • Things to do with kids
The day I had been dreading has finally arrived: the day my potty mouth has...

Inspire kids to BE MORE with Transformers Bumblebee!

  • December 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The first time you saw a yellow Volkswagen Beetle turn into an all-powerful robot, you...

The Importance of Camper-Counselor Relationships

  • December 7, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
Camp is a great place for children to get some much-needed time out from mom and...

Spur Secret Tribe hosts Chief Cook Event

  • November 28, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Working with unique South African flavour combinations, experimenting with different ingredients, measurements and cooking styles,...

How to assist your child in developing their language of…

  • November 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Mom is strolling around the supermarket with a six-month-old infant in the baby seat. Not...

Mastering Mental Math Through Movement – Gymathstics®

  • November 14, 2018
  • Gymathstics
What is Gymathstics®? Gymathstics® is an educational math program designed to meet each child’s individual...

5 Reasons why owning a Foldscope will make your child…

  • November 7, 2018
  • SciBuddy
It fosters independent learning Several studies have documented the benefits of independent learning and its...

Help! My child is unwilling to study for their exams

  • November 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The long-anticipated year-end exams are upon us and so are the challenges and pressures that,...

Play-Doh and Toys r Us partner to share the joy…

  • November 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As the festive season approaches, share in the gift of giving and become a Play-Doh...

Give Your Special Needs Child the Best Future Possible

  • October 31, 2018
  • Disabled Parents
When you’re told that your child will be born with a mental or physical disability,...

“FORTNITE”- Friend or Foe?

  • October 29, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Sonia Jansen, Deputy Principal of Academics at Crawford Preparatory North Coast Recently, I’ve had...

Why teach your children to be a team player?

  • October 26, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Farone Eckstein, Principal of Trinityhouse High Randpark Ridge A team player is constantly reliable...

Children are not Adults

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Alison Willems, teacher at Trinityhouse Pre-Primary Randpark Ridge Children are not little adults. They...

How to raise a multilingual child

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Hilton Scott, Principal of Trinityhouse Preparatory Randpark Ridge The benefits of raising a multilingual...

Green and Red Lights on the Road of Raising Siblings

  • October 23, 2018
  • Munchkins
Few things in life are equally as delightful as they are demanding. Having – and...

Food's influence on childhood behaviour and learning

  • October 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Worldwide, allergies are on the rise, and in South Africa a staggering 40% of sufferers...

Surfing with Smiles

  • October 18, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
We sat down with the Sugar Bay surfing PC (Pro Counselor), Smiles, on his surfing...

Curating your career starts in school

  • October 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Teenagers are accustomed to curating their personal image on social media. They select what to...

Maths Matter: Why it's worth sticking it out when the…

  • October 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
In senior high school, the Mathematics syllabus becomes more challenging than ever, and many learners...

Why breakfast really is the best way to start your…

  • October 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The importance of breakfast has long been a part of the prevailing wisdom, and the...

Empower your children to deal with a crisis

  • October 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Parents have been urged to empower their children to know how to respond to any...

How to help your child overcome peer pressure

  • October 3, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
written by Ria van Niekerk – Deputy Principal Trinityhouse Preparatory Randpark Ridge  Merriam-Webster defines peer...

Dissecting Dyspraxia

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Linda Langefeld, Grade 4 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School  Dyspraxia is a...

Should toddlers be exposed to technology?

  • September 25, 2018
  • CAMI
By Anne-Marie Reed Watching your two-year-old princess swiping effortlessly through the apps on your iPad...

How to open a bank account for your child

  • September 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Your children might already be familiar with piggy banks as a savings tool but, as...

Why We Should Replace Time-Outs With Time-Ins

  • September 20, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I realize that parents are frustrated with a lack of options with regards to disciplining...

Foldscope - When paper art and science meet.

  • September 20, 2018
  • SciBuddy
A paper microscope that will change the way children learn about science. As a rule,...

The impact of poorly developed visual perception skills on reading…

  • September 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Michelle Rowland (Grade 1 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School in Lonehill) Many...

Number sense- the root of mathematics

  • September 12, 2018
  • Impaq
Number sense essentially refers to a learner’s ability to use numbers in relation to one...

Developing children's EQ crucial for future success in rapidly changing…

  • September 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is increasingly becoming a greater determinant of future success across all spheres...

Homework or no Homework for South African schools?

  • September 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The paradigm around learning in South Africa is changing rapidly. If, like most parents of...

What is the correct age to give a child a…

  • September 4, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
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The Great Eye-Hand Link; The Importance of Eye-Hand Coordination for…

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Chastising Your Child: Parents Take Note

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10 things you need to ask about your child’s after-school…

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Every parent dreams that their child will have a good job in the future. The...

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How The Way You Feel About Yourself is Interpreted to…

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10 Reasons why colouring pages are healthy for your child’s…

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The Importance of tummy time

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The Importance of Understanding Your Child's Emotions

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How to Communicate When Your Child is Away From Home

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Anger in Children: When is it a Problem?

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Top 10 Fun Outdoor Games and Activities for Kids

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No Such Thing As A Naughty Child

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6 Ways Camp is Good for Parenting

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Can We Keep It In A Jar?

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Are You Allowing Your Child’s Creativity To Flow?

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Dealing with Your Child’s Power Struggles

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Are you putting your child at risk with their daily…

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Would you clean your child with a chemical that is also used to degrease car...

5 Camp Crafts you Can do at Home

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Are You Raising a Praise Junkie?

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Extensive research has been done to show the amazing results of praise.  It can motivate...

Faster than Usain Bolt – Anthony Brooks in SA for…

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For those of us known to puzzle for hours over Rubik’s Cube, it may come...

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Dear Parents, Divorce/separation sucks for the simple reason that when two people get together and...

8 Kid-Friendly Yoga Poses for Peaceful Mornings

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7 Benefits of Working as a Camp Counselor

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Four Ways We Teach Children – Can you think of…

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Over the past years there have been many debates and controversy discussions around what Attention...

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Do your children know what integrity is?

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Four Classic Reasons a Child Misbehaves

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I’ve been working with parents and other caregivers for over 20 years, helping them find...

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One day in 1994, my 9-year-old daughter called me at my office to tell me...

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Experiential Education:
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There are many things that simply cannot be studied from the pages of a book,...

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Our kids are living in a very different world to the one we grew up...

Four Things to do With an Explosive and Angry Child…

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Auditory Processing – Another Buzz Word?

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Auditory processing has become quite a buzz word amongst school teachers and therapists recently. And...

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‘Give me a dozen healthy infants and my own specific world to bring them up...

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Telling my children that their mom and I were getting divorced was probably the hardest...

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Homework is an essential part of learning independent work and self-discipline… and I think that...

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They say half of the time we function on autopilot whilst 90% of our purchasing...

Autism and the Senses – A Parent’s Guide

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All around the world famous landmarks have been lit up with blue lights - a...

3 Things Children Learn At Holiday Camp

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Not everything your children learn can be found in a textbook, on a tablet or...

Reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic - How does your child measure…

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The three R’s of learning are reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. The question for all parents...

Don’t Be PENalised For Not Being Able To Write

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You helped your child prepare for his history test. He could recite all the answers...

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Sleep is a basic physiological need – it is crucial for our health because when...

90 Things To Do With Kids

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Sometimes during school holidays or on the weekends the kids will be looking for fun...

ADD / ADHD and Alternative Treatments

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Over the past years there have been many debates and controversy discussions around what Attention...

Help My Child is a Bully!

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I think that any parent who has been summoned to the principle’s office relives that...

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School started last month and yet your little ones are still clawing to you like...

A Practical Way of Teaching Children about Money

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Here is an easy-to-manage tool to help your children learn about money?  Each time they...

Listening Tips For Parents

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We all want our kids to listen to us, but how often do we really...

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) shines a spotlight on ending childhood obesity....

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A recent study conducted at the University of Parakou found that the main triggering factors...

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The chances of your child being bullied or the bully at some point in their...

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What do parents most want from children?  Is it obedience – for children to do...

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It’s a typical complaint that the majority of parents have – that their kids don’t...

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  Bullying has been around for a long time, and has increased its area of...

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Bullying takes root in children, who many times have been the victims of intimidation themselves....

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I am  not surprised, when adults and the media go on and on about futile...

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The “have a password” tip was a great one that circled around the internet for...

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Children with Down syndrome are keen to be social and their interactive communication skills (the...

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When it comes to balancing family and career there is no more harassed adult than...

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Eight year old David is playing a board game with his sister. Everything is going...

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Getting children to do their chores is not about making our lives easier but it...

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Make the most of Summer – Winter is on its way! Visiting local markets is...

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It can be incredibly difficult to hear your child complain when you do so much...

Why Is Vocabulary So Important For Reading

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Vocabulary plays an important part in learning to read. Beginning readers must use the words...

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What has always interested me most about bullying is who is bullying the bully? Bullying...

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by Dessy Tzoneva According to the South African Stress and Health Study, anxiety disorders are...

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Unfortunately, trauma is an all too common occurrence in South Africa. Trauma has many different...

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During July 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee announced that infants as young...

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I often see children who are anxious when faced with new challenges, worrying that they...

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I remember the day my son lost first chair on the school marching band.  He...

14 Days for Loving Your Child

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FEB 1: HIDE LOVE NOTES OR SURPRISES – Toddlers to teens love to be surprised. Hide...

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There is a tried and true psychological principle that says, "Notice something you don't like...

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How to help your child be a great team player

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Every weekend one of my favourite activities begin with my children, it is something that...

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Shut Down Summertime Leniencies. As school approaches or starts, set up a family meeting (whether...

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From a tender age, we’re filling our children’s absorbent minds with need–to-know information. As parents,...

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