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 not always easy or simple teaching our children the things...

Positive discipline

  • April 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When talking about discipline in schools, modern trends use buzz-words such as “Positive discipline”; “Values-based education” and “Character guides rather than codes of conduct”. The...

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...


  • 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
Larian Botha, Teacher and Parent – Southdowns College  The modern-day child is being thrust into...

Phonics - the root of reading

  • August 27, 2018
  • Impaq
What do you want to achieve with a reading programme in the Foundation Phase? This...

Getting insight into bullying

  • August 21, 2018
  • Impaq
Rita Niemann Bullying is an example of school violence, which mostly stems from aggression and...

Why offering choices is important

  • August 21, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Bonita Nel, teacher at Pecanwood College  One of the best ways to build up...

Ways to get rid of the monsters in the dark

  • August 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Caroline Miller Principal of Crawford Pre-Primary Lonehill To your toddler, the oddest things can...

What to consider when searching for a school

  • August 14, 2018
  • Impaq
By Yandiswa Xhakaza Choosing a school is no small feat. Parents often undertake this task...

Empower your child

  • August 10, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Notice your feelings when your child challenges you. We live in a different world today....

Bullying: What parents and schools can do

  • August 9, 2018
  • Impaq

What Summer Camp Mom Are You?

  • August 7, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
We all know there are different types of moms around the world, but when moms...

Let your child fail – it’s okay

  • August 2, 2018
  • Impaq
Facing challenges and making mistakes can help your child grow. By Danielle Barfoot As parents,...

Making Sense of the World Around Us

  • July 13, 2018
  • Clamber Club
There is no denying the importance of the sense of sight. Using our sight, we...

Cursive writing – Is it still necessary?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus: Foundation Phase Specialist We live in an age of computers and technology. Why...

10 Tips for Cultivating Green Munchkins

  • July 6, 2018
  • Munchkins
Home is where the ‘hearth’ is Global temperatures are on the rise and when it...

Children can burn out too!

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Gone are the days when children went to school, came home, made a peanut butter...

Child drowning – a leading cause of childhood death that…

  • July 6, 2018
  • PowerPlastics Pool Covers
Drowning remains one of the top causes of unnatural childhood death in South Africa and...

The Great Eye-Hand Link; The Importance of Eye-Hand Coordination for…

  • July 6, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Eye-hand coordination, also known as hand-eye coordination, refers to the smooth, controlled and coordinated movements...

Help! My child does not want to go to school

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The academic year can be a challenging time for families.  It becomes even more so...

Chastising Your Child: Parents Take Note

  • July 5, 2018
  • STBB
By Shereen Volks, Head of Divorce & Family Law, STBB | Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes...

Sherpa Kids International now in Western Cape

  • July 4, 2018
  • Sherpa Kids
Sherpa Kids - an internationally respected and trusted aftercare organisation that focuses on putting the...

Why a good holiday camp is worth the cost

  • June 26, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
You want your children to be productive during their school holidays, so you browse around...

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

  • June 21, 2018
  • Sherpa Kids
Because aftercare shouldn’t be an afterthought. While pre-primary and primary schools are regulated in South...

4 Important personal hygiene habits to teach your children

  • June 20, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Personal hygiene is something that can be taught to children when they are very young....

Why play should be a priority in children’s development

  • June 18, 2018
  • Skidz
Play is not just fun but also significant for a child’s development. It is fundamental...

The problem with labelling children in primary school

  • June 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Labelling children, positively or negatively, in any phase of their lives, has a very direct...

ADHD vs Bipolar: Know the difference

  • June 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, sleeping problems, racing thoughts and moodiness. These are all typical symptoms of...

Schools must adapts approach for education and engaging generation Alpha

  • June 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The traditional approach to education must be revolutionised in order to ensure the best outcomes...

Practically speaking, home education is easy

  • June 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Some home-education learners shy away from subjects such as Dramatic Arts, Agricultural Sciences, Hospitality Studies,...

Barbie™ Dreamtopia Flying Wings fairy doll lets playtime take off…

  • May 30, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It's a magical moment that inspires all kinds of storytelling when kids play with the...

What role should parents play in academic achievement?

  • May 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus – Specialist: Foundation Phase Nowadays, parents have a lot more control over their...

Why outdoor play is vitally important for children

  • April 30, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
Children are spending an increasing amount of time indoors due to all the technology that...

Which building blocks in the Foundation Phase can ensure my…

  • April 26, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Every parent dreams that their child will have a good job in the future. The...

Is decision making an art or a science? Is it…

  • April 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Jenny Platford Crawford College La Lucia School Counsellor “You’re on your own. And you...

Play: Promoting healthy social and emotional development

  • April 19, 2018
  • Skidz
Play is a child’s language, his work, his relaxation and the way he builds relationships....

Help! My child is being bullied at school

  • April 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Navigating a world of people can be more challenging that climbing the most treacherous of...

Are you sowing the seeds of a rebellion?

  • April 12, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Control and freedom. We all want both. We like to feel some sense of power...

How The Way You Feel About Yourself is Interpreted to…

  • April 10, 2018
  • Teddys Inc Ltd
(attend one of our free EQ talks – click here for details) Emotions are energy...

How to teach your child to overcome their fear of…

  • April 9, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Before your child can begin learning how to swim, it’s critical to build their water...

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

  • April 9, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Coloring pages is an awesome and fun activity for children, as well as for adults....

Vitamin B12 deficiency: A silent epidemic with serious consequences

  • April 5, 2018
  • Paarl Dietitians
Vitamin B12 deficiency isn’t a bizarre, mysterious disease. It’s written about in every medical textbook...

5 Fun kids activities to help improve speech & learn…

  • April 4, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
All children develop speech and language skills at different ages and different speeds – that’s...

Teaching table manners

  • March 29, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Teaching table manners is something vital in my home. I’m not a mom that has...

10 Tips for home education success

  • March 29, 2018
  • Impaq
By Danielle Barfoot, written for Impaq (Formally known as Impak Onderwysdiens) The scheduled academic year...

10 Development differences between girls and boys

  • March 28, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
While every child develops at his or her own pace there are certain developmental differences...

All about Reading

  • March 26, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
by Mrs Debbie Warschkuhl, Gr 0 teacher of Trinityhouse Pre-Primary Heritage Hill Pre-Primary school teachers...

Should you be giving your child fish oil?

  • March 23, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Fish oil is one of the most studied nutritional and health products. The main components...

What are the early signs of autism in children

  • March 22, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Almost every mom gets herself into a twist if her baby or child is not...

Help! My child is struggling and it is only the…

  • March 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The December holidays seem like a distant memory and early morning school runs, homework and...

Encouraging a growth mindset in children

  • March 15, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Have you heard of a growth mindset? It’s become somewhat of a buzzword lately and...

Parents urged to limit screen time to boost kids’ development

  • March 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Technology has completely revolutionised the world. It affects just about everything we do, from paying...

Help! My child has no friends.

  • March 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
We all have a need to love and be loved. Our lives feel happier and...

6 Tips on how to potty train your autistic child

  • March 6, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Parenting children with autism can be very difficult because it involves dealing with many problems...

Warning signs of child abuse that you need to watch…

  • March 5, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Having a child is one of the gifts of life that a lot of people...

What can be done about night terrors

  • March 3, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Night terrors can be very stressful and frightening. When a child has a night terror...

The Importance of tummy time

  • March 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Why is tummy time important? For strengthening the back muscles to assist later on with...

3 Cool math apps for kids that make learning fun…

  • March 1, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
I have always been interested in the educational toys and games, rather than toys and...

Playing with Purpose

  • February 23, 2018
  • Skidz
Children need to play. Do you ever wonder whether your child plays too much, or...

The Importance of Understanding Your Child's Emotions

  • February 14, 2018
  • Teddys Inc Ltd
Emotions… we all have them and there is no denying them as we are all...

Back to school – here’s how to deal with 1st…

  • February 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Dissolve those first term jitters fast and ensure your child is emotionally ready for school...

Bedtime – How much sleep should your child be getting?

  • January 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written By: Danielle Forsyth (Trinityhouse Heritage Hill, Educational Psychologist) More and more research points towards...

Handy homework hints

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Homework is generally a painful process that is rarely met with excitement and anticipation. In...

“Help, my child is behaving badly at school!”

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The trouble with bringing children into the world is that they do not arrive with...

Help your Child Play (right) to lay the Foundation for…

  • December 15, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Giving their children a head start is something parents want to do. Unfortunately, the way...

Deciding whether to keep a child back at school

  • November 29, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine that you are observing from the side of a swimming pool and are watching...

Practical ways to enhance emotional intelligence in children

  • November 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Emotional Intelligence is like freshly-squeezed orange juice!  When you squeeze an orange, you expect orange...

The unwrapped gift of the gifted child

  • November 14, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
When we think of gifted children the first name that springs to mind is usually...

Collaborative Learning

  • November 9, 2017
  • Impaq
by Prof Rita Niemann Gerlach (2004) explained that collaborative learning is in essence a natural social...

5 Parenting Tips For Children With Autism

  • October 20, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
When autism is diagnosed early the long term outcome is almost always better since you...

Four qualities important for your child’s self-esteem

  • October 17, 2017
  • Raising Kids Positively
Searching for some easy ways to help your kids feel good about themselves? A practical...

Help, my child is behaving badly at school!

  • October 3, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The trouble with bringing children into the world is that they do not arrive with...

Why kids prefer camp over school

  • October 2, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Camp and school are very similar in that both are learning environments for children. However,...

Children’s Nightmares and Snoring Can Lead to Headaches

  • September 22, 2017
  • The Headache Clinic
You may want to pay closer attention the next time your child wakes you up...

Crossing The Midline

  • August 28, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
There are many terms that teachers, psychologists and other professionals may use that, at times,...

Your Child’s Hearing

  • August 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Hearing is an essential part of development as it enables babies to take in information...

How to Communicate When Your Child is Away From Home

  • August 24, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
How do you communicate with your child when they are away from home for a...

3 Steps to help your child grow from failure

  • August 14, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
In today’s competitive environment, where some toddlers attend maths development classes and other youngsters are...

Saying goodbye to your kids – The Do's and Dont's

  • August 11, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
The way in which you say goodbye to your kids before a new experience can...

Anger in Children: When is it a Problem?

  • July 30, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Anger is a normal emotion that every happy healthy adult and child has to deal...

Does your child suffer from low self-esteem?

  • July 28, 2017
  • Doug Berry
When a child suffers from low self-esteem, it will almost always carry on into their...

Tips for helping a shy child

  • July 25, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
If you have a shy or timid child you know that it can sometimes tug...

5 Camp Games to Play at Home

  • July 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Restricting the amount of time your kids spend with technology can be very challenging. The...

How camp helps shy and insecure children

  • July 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
One reason that many parents send their kids to a holiday camp like Sugar Bay...

5 Tips for finding a good holiday camp

  • July 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
The opportunity for your kids to gain new friends and a better sense of independence...

How to Choose a Safe Holiday Camp

  • July 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Sending your kids to overnight camp can be nerve-racking if you’re going to be stressing...

The Importance of Early Brain Development

  • July 15, 2017
  • Skidz
As parents we want what is best for our children and want to teach and...

Children Who Lie

  • July 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
There are several reasons why children tell lies. Child psychologists at the Sandton Psychology Centre...

What to do About Kids Cussing

  • July 3, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Why do kids and teens cuss and what can we do about it effectively? Here...

What is Sensory Processing?

  • June 10, 2017
  • Clever Me
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CHILD/STUDENT HAS A SENSORY ISSUE Adequate awareness, interpretation and use...

How to Raise a Problem Solver

  • June 10, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Are you as worried as I am about the children of the new generations and...

Why sleep is important?

  • June 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Every function in the body is affected by sleep. And for a child, the risks...

Top 10 Fun Outdoor Games and Activities for Kids

  • May 26, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
A happy kid makes a happy parent. And what a better way to make your...

Childhood Allergies

  • May 24, 2017
  • Lynne Brown
Spring is set to arrive soon and what a wonderful time of the year it...

Anxiety In Children

  • May 22, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Most psychologists and other mental health professionals use The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...

No Such Thing As A Naughty Child

  • May 18, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Naughty children, naughty corners, treats for good behavior, consequences for bad behavior, identifying one child...

6 Ways Camp is Good for Parenting

  • May 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Sending your kids away for a sleepover camp should be a very exciting time for...

Can We Keep It In A Jar?

  • May 3, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
A parent recently sent me this question via email:  “Our preschool daughters caught a lizard...

Are You Allowing Your Child’s Creativity To Flow?

  • April 25, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Our creativity is directly linked to the way that we think and is a direct...

Dealing with Your Child’s Power Struggles

  • April 20, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Power struggles develop every day at work, at the store, and even jockeying for that...

Four Questions to Ask Before You Discipline

  • April 19, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
In my work with parents and teachers on solving behavior challenges with children, I help...

Are you putting your child at risk with their daily…

  • April 14, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Would you clean your child with a chemical that is also used to degrease car...

5 Camp Crafts you Can do at Home

  • April 3, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Camp crafts are one of the most popular activities offered at holiday camps. These activities...

Children and Sexual Curiosity

  • March 28, 2017
  • Maz -Caffeine and Fairydust
The famous human sexual response researcher, William Masters (1925 – 2001), an American gynaecologist, was...

Finding The Cause Of Misbehaviour

  • March 23, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Understanding misbehavior is the first step to both preventing it and dealing with it when...

Back to School: why team sports is the first thing…

  • March 23, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Going back to school after the long December school holidays is usually a very exciting...

A Pragmatic Response to Bullying

  • March 20, 2017
  • Jen Hancock
No parent wants to see their child suffer at the hands of a bully. As...

Calming a Child with Sensory Processing Difficulties

  • March 9, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Many people are unaware that there is a difference between a tantrum and a meltdown....

Dare, Truth, Promise

  • January 26, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Most people who can still remember their teenage years will remember a sometimes wild and...

Children Suffering From Migraines In Sport

  • January 20, 2017
  • The Headache Clinic
“A new fact on migraines and participating in sport” Claims that participating in sporting activities...

Flying with kids? Remember your tablets and rooibos

  • December 14, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
As the December holidays loom, many of us are planning some well-earned family time. Reconnecting...

10 Reasons to homeschool

  • December 8, 2016
  • Impaq
You know someone who knows someone who teaches their children at home and you’ve read...

Children and Technology

  • November 29, 2016
  • Skidz
By Juazel de Villiers (née Pieterse), Clinical Psychologist Technology has become integrated in our daily...

The perfect packing list for sleepover camps

  • November 23, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
Packing correctly for camp is actually one of the most significant things that will determine...

Are You Raising a Praise Junkie?

  • November 21, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Extensive research has been done to show the amazing results of praise.  It can motivate...

Faster than Usain Bolt – Anthony Brooks in SA for…

  • November 16, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
For those of us known to puzzle for hours over Rubik’s Cube, it may come...

An open letter to divorcing parents

  • November 16, 2016
  • South African Divorce Support Association
Dear Parents, Divorce/separation sucks for the simple reason that when two people get together and...

8 Kid-Friendly Yoga Poses for Peaceful Mornings

  • November 9, 2016
  • Hilary Smith
As parents, getting our sons and daughters out the door every morning can be a...

7 Benefits of Working as a Camp Counselor

  • November 4, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
Not all people were made to sit behind a desk, or in front of a...

Exam Stress

  • November 3, 2016
  • The South African Depression and Anxiety Group
A moderate amount of stress can be a good thing.  It can sharpen concentration and...

Four Ways We Teach Children – Can you think of…

  • October 31, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Asking Questions.  Our children are smarter than we give them credit for.  We are so...

ADD/ ADHD And Alternative Treatments

  • October 28, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Over the past years there have been many debates and controversy discussions around what Attention...

Aggressive Behaviour in Young Children

  • October 25, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
  First Comfort the Victim.  The next time you witness younger children fighting or hurting...

Take time to reflect

  • October 17, 2016
  • Impaq
While most parents spend considerable time preparing for the beginning of the school year, not...

Do your children know what integrity is?

  • October 13, 2016
  • Natalee Holmes
In the current political climate of the country, I am struck by how intolerant everyone...

Four Classic Reasons a Child Misbehaves

  • October 6, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
I’ve been working with parents and other caregivers for over 20 years, helping them find...

Setting Limits Can Be Painful

  • September 30, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
One day in 1994, my 9-year-old daughter called me at my office to tell me...

Cyberbullying causes Depression, Nightmares and Anorexia

  • August 24, 2016
  • Kaspersky Lab Africa
According to the study Growing Up Online – Connected Kids, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids...

Experiential Education:
How holiday camps are valuable teachers

  • July 27, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
There are many things that simply cannot be studied from the pages of a book,...

Cultivating Confidence

  • July 21, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
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…

  • July 21, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Before I go any further on this topic, it’s always a good idea to seek...

Do Your Kids Know How to Express Love and Compassion

  • July 19, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Here’s an exercise I learned from a 9-year-old girl little girl, my youngest daughter who...

Auditory Processing – Another Buzz Word?

  • July 11, 2016
  • Tanya Hanekom
Auditory processing has become quite a buzz word amongst school teachers and therapists recently. And...

Enhance Your Child’s Potential

  • July 11, 2016
  • Lynne Brown
‘Give me a dozen healthy infants and my own specific world to bring them up...

Don’t Kill Your Child’s Creativity for Perfection

  • July 8, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Have you or anyone you know ever created something strange?  As reported by weirdunivers.net,  Dutch...

Handwriting Problems

  • June 9, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
Handwriting is the most obvious feature of "the second R," and is a means to...

Divorce and children

  • June 9, 2016
  • The Dad Journey
Telling my children that their mom and I were getting divorced was probably the hardest...

Are your kids getting too much homework?

  • June 2, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Homework is an essential part of learning independent work and self-discipline… and I think that...

Are you functioning on autopilot?

  • June 2, 2016
  • Ati2ud
They say half of the time we function on autopilot whilst 90% of our purchasing...

Autism and the Senses – A Parent’s Guide

  • May 30, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
All around the world famous landmarks have been lit up with blue lights - a...

3 Things Children Learn At Holiday Camp

  • May 19, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
Not everything your children learn can be found in a textbook, on a tablet or...

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

  • May 5, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
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

  • April 6, 2016
  • StudyChamp
You helped your child prepare for his history test. He could recite all the answers...

A, B, Zzzz

  • April 6, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Sleep is a basic physiological need – it is crucial for our health because when...

90 Things To Do With Kids

  • April 1, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Sometimes during school holidays or on the weekends the kids will be looking for fun...

ADD / ADHD and Alternative Treatments

  • March 29, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Over the past years there have been many debates and controversy discussions around what Attention...

Help My Child is a Bully!

  • March 18, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
I think that any parent who has been summoned to the principle’s office relives that...

Let them go… Let them go…

  • February 18, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
School started last month and yet your little ones are still clawing to you like...

A Practical Way of Teaching Children about Money

  • February 4, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Here is an easy-to-manage tool to help your children learn about money?  Each time they...

Listening Tips For Parents

  • December 3, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
We all want our kids to listen to us, but how often do we really...

9 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Little Girls

  • November 20, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
They are show offs My daughter knows just how to turn it on. She knows...

Childhood Obesity: Large solutions needed for large problems

  • November 16, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) shines a spotlight on ending childhood obesity....

Exam Headaches

  • November 5, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
A recent study conducted at the University of Parakou found that the main triggering factors...

7 Things Every Child of Divorce Needs

  • September 24, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
PARENTS WHO LISTEN MORE AND SPEAK LESS. A child's emotions, thoughts, and behaviour may be...

Bully Proof Vests

  • September 10, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The chances of your child being bullied or the bully at some point in their...

Appropriate Boundaries In Parenting

  • September 10, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
What do parents most want from children?  Is it obedience – for children to do...

Going Beyond “Fine”

  • August 28, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
It’s a typical complaint that the majority of parents have – that their kids don’t...

Bullying Is Real

  • August 26, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
  Bullying has been around for a long time, and has increased its area of...

Emotional Pain Of Bullying

  • August 20, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Bullying takes root in children, who many times have been the victims of intimidation themselves....

Bullying Ends When Adults Stop Bullying

  • August 6, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
I am  not surprised, when adults and the media go on and on about futile...

Safety Tips For All Kinds Of Kids Transport

  • June 30, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The “have a password” tip was a great one that circled around the internet for...

Down Syndrome Awareness

  • June 19, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Children with Down syndrome are keen to be social and their interactive communication skills (the...

The Ultimate Balancing Act

  • June 17, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
When it comes to balancing family and career there is no more harassed adult than...

10 Things To Do With Children Who Don’t Take Disappointment…

  • May 26, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Eight year old David is playing a board game with his sister. Everything is going...

Chores And Responsibilities- Getting Your Kids To Clean

  • May 20, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Getting children to do their chores is not about making our lives easier but it...

Five Best Markets For Kids

  • May 8, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Make the most of Summer – Winter is on its way! Visiting local markets is...

One Easy Way to Stop Complaints and Whining

  • April 29, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
It can be incredibly difficult to hear your child complain when you do so much...

Why Is Vocabulary So Important For Reading

  • April 28, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Vocabulary plays an important part in learning to read. Beginning readers must use the words...

Hurt Children... Hurt Children

  • April 23, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
What has always interested me most about bullying is who is bullying the bully? Bullying...

How To Hear What Isn’t Be Spoken - anxiety in…

  • April 15, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
by Dessy Tzoneva According to the South African Stress and Health Study, anxiety disorders are...

The Effects Of Trauma On Children

  • March 27, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Unfortunately, trauma is an all too common occurrence in South Africa. Trauma has many different...

ADHD And The Foods We Eat

  • March 26, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
ADHD: The most common childhood disease ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed childhood disease and...

Values, Discipline & Respectful Communication

  • March 19, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Every child, just like every adult has a set of values, a hierarchy of things...

The Oppositional Defiant Child

  • March 9, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Child psychologists at Johannesburg’s Sandton Psychology Centre are often consulted by worried parents who are...

ADD And ADHD In Adolescence

  • March 2, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
Adolescence is the period in a child’s life which is filled with much turmoil and...

Imaginary Friends In Childhood

  • February 25, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
It is a common idea that children with imaginary friends have issues for which they...

PG 13

  • February 11, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
It’s a busy, busy world. There is too much to do and not enough time...

Hurt Children

  • January 30, 2015
  • Mia Von Scha
What has always interested me most about bullying is who is bullying the bully? Bullying...

Emotional Intelligence In Childhood

  • January 26, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
In a nutshell, emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize, understand and control one’s thoughts...

Help Your Child Make Friends

  • January 16, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
The problem: Your child comes home from school at the end of each day, quiet...

How To Give Your Kids A Life-Long Damaging Complex

  • January 9, 2015
  • Bill Corbett
The little boy was unhappy for some reason and threw himself on the floor in...

Childhood Overweight And Obesity

  • January 5, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
When it comes to the low down on healthy eating and weight loss, most of...

Teenage Slang and Language: A Guide to Understanding Teenagers

  • December 19, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
When trying to communicate with your daughter, it can sometimes seem as though she is...

You’re Not The Boss Of Me!

  • November 25, 2014
  • Bill Corbett
If you have a boss at the office, have you taken time to acknowledge him...

Helping Your Child Cope With Anxiety

  • November 7, 2014
  • Mia Von Scha
Do you find that your kids become overly anxious around exam time? I love anxiety...

Educating Your Child About Sex And Safety

  • October 30, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
With all our recent headlines about rape and violence, no doubt parents are worrying about...

Drugs And Our Children

  • October 21, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
During July 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee announced that infants as young...

Depression and Suicide: The Unseen Killers Suicide in South Africa…

  • October 16, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
South African Stats 1)      10% of all non-natural deaths in adults and 9.5% in youth are...

When Children Are anxious About Making Mistakes It Inhibits Their…

  • October 9, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
I often see children who are anxious when faced with new challenges, worrying that they...

The Words We Use

  • September 11, 2014
  • Munchkins
Once a word leaves your mouth, you cannot chase it back even with the swiftest...

Manners Become Our Values

  • August 29, 2014
  • Munchkins
Our beliefs become our thoughts; Our thoughts become our words; Our words become our habits;...

Imposing Expectations On Your Children

  • August 12, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
Many of my clients come to me complaining that their children simply do not do...

Natural Consequences

  • August 7, 2014
  • Munchkins
It’s a parent’s job to make the rules, it’s the child’s job to try and...

Diet & Delinquency - A Connection?

  • July 18, 2014
  • Lynne Brown
We are all aware that “we are what we eat”, however our knowledge is usually...

Child is Scared and Keeps Getting out of His Bed

  • July 17, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
A received the following question in an email from a parent: “Our son is three...


  • July 14, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
"There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of...

The Pursuit of Excellence, Not Perfection.

  • July 7, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
We live in a society where doing your best is simply not good enough anymore....

Games Are Fun And Really Good For Us

  • July 7, 2014
  • Raising Kids Positively
One of the easiest and fastest ways for grown-ups to feel like kids again is...

Preparing Your Child to Make Good Choices in Mates

  • June 23, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
As I’m putting ink to paper this week to write my column, I’m having great...

Getting Kids to do Chores

  • June 15, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
Do your kids whine and moan about having to help you around the house or...

Constructive Criticism that doesn't Damage Self-Esteem

  • June 8, 2014
  • Mia Von Scha
I was reading an article recently that said that most children at pre-school level have...

How to Teach Kids to Care

  • June 8, 2014
  • Bill Corbett
I hear parents complain that their kids don’t appreciate what they have. So much is...

The Slippery Slope of Girls' Friendships

  • May 31, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
Years ago, after I’d had my second son, I remember a friend (who had girls)...

Children Need to Run Wild and Free

  • May 16, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
Many parents have fond childhood memories of playing in the street with friends, roller-skating and...

Decorating your Child’s Room

  • May 12, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
Decorating a child's room can be exciting and fun. You don’t have to be an...

Quick Tips for Engaging the Oldest Child

  • April 24, 2014
  • Mothers and Miracles
When the new baby comes home, the joy and excitement can lead to the first...

Three Things to do When Your Kid Gets Benched

  • April 2, 2014
  • Bill Corbett
I remember the day my son lost first chair on the school marching band.  He...

14 Days for Loving Your Child

  • February 3, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
FEB 1: HIDE LOVE NOTES OR SURPRISES – Toddlers to teens love to be surprised. Hide...

End Childhood Swearing

  • January 1, 2014
  • Parenting Hub
There is a tried and true psychological principle that says, "Notice something you don't like...

My Son Wants to Quit an Activity… Should I Force…

  • November 19, 2013
  • Parenting Hub
This was the question I received from a mother who told me that her son...

Are you raising a brat?

  • November 13, 2013
  • Parenting Hub
Every child is born a loving , gentle individual and every child is prone to...

How is your child sleeping? Give him the gift of…

  • November 4, 2013
  • Petro Thamm
Sleep. We all need it, and we don’t know how important it is until we...

Dealing with an anxious child

  • October 29, 2013
  • Judy Dooley
At some stage of childhood all children may become anxious or nervous due to new...

How to help your child be a great team player

  • October 22, 2013
  • Bill Corbett
Team sports start pretty early these days, with children as young as four and five...

Gardening with your children

  • September 28, 2013
  • Parenting Hub
Every weekend one of my favourite activities begin with my children, it is something that...

7 Things to Prepare Your Kids for School

  • September 23, 2013
  • Parenting Hub
Shut Down Summertime Leniencies. As school approaches or starts, set up a family meeting (whether...

20 Tips for Caring for Special Needs Children

  • September 16, 2013
  • Bill Corbett
Although I cherish parents of all children, those responsible for raising special needs children and...

Party Time! How to plan a successful kids party.

  • April 10, 2013
  • Parenting Hub
Many of us go to great lengths to plan the ‘perfect party’ for our children....

Teaching children the importance of recycling and caring for their…

  • March 18, 2013
  • Parenting Hub
From a tender age, we’re filling our children’s absorbent minds with need–to-know information. As parents,...

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