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 suddenly become frightening.  Some are easy to understand, while others...

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 under enormous pressure and in a hurry to find a...

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
ARTICLE BY PROF RITA NIEMANN, NALIZE MARAIS, ZENDRÉ SWANEPOEL AND MONIERA MOOSA Bullying is a...

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...

Questioning Questions: Why your child needs to ask 'why'...

  • July 6, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
There comes a time in the life of every parent when you wish the word...

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids...

  • July 6, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Did you know that in the languages of Sweden, Norway and Finland, where they experience...

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...

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...

The new Barbie Sleepwear Collection – helping your kids sleep…

  • June 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Sleep problems are one of the most common concerns facing parents of young children, and...

Second term at a new school and still no friends…

  • June 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Dalit Segal, Education Psychologist of Southdowns College Joining a new school and making new...

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...

Help ! My child’s being bullied

  • April 20, 2018
  • Raising Kids Positively
​Unfortunately bullying, especially cyber-bullying is a major problem facing children. Sadly it isn’t ‘just an...

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...

Key signs that your child may have eye problems

  • March 27, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Our eyes are windows to the wonderful world around us. It allows us to see...

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...

Eggsperience the Joy with the New Cadbury Dairy Milk Peter…

  • March 20, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
  Cadbury Dairy Milk is egg-cited to announce the launch of a special limited-edition Peter...

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...

The curfew: Why is it so important

  • February 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written By: Clare Pretorius (Senior Deputy Principal of Trinityhouse Randpark Ridge) In times of both...

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...

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...

Introducing Nerf AccuStrike – Get Ready to Battle with Accuracy

  • November 23, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
For anyone not in the know, it’s Nerf of Nothin! With an impressive range of Nerf blasters, which fire...

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...

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,...

Help Your Child Develop Study Strategies

  • September 1, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Parents and guardians can, and should, help their young children develop good study habits from...

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...

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...

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 Camp Crafts you Can do at Home

  • July 15, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Camp crafts are one of the most popular activities offered at holiday camps. These activities...

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...

The Vital Years: How to Enrich your Child’s Learning Ability…

  • July 15, 2017
  • Skidz
Research has shown that we develop most of our ability to learn in the first...

How Play Fosters Your Child's Development

  • July 5, 2017
  • Prima Toys
Anyone would be forgiven for viewing toys as simply special occasion gifts that offer a...

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...

Saving Your Kids from Negative Relationships

  • June 27, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
There may come a time in your marriage where you realise that your partner’s negative...

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...

Surviving the Holidays with your Munchkin

  • December 13, 2016
  • Munchkins
It is often the case that children cannot wait for the school holidays to start...

Why Reading With Your Child Is So Important - 5…

  • November 25, 2016
  • Sharon Standsfield
There is such a sense of joy, warmth and togetherness that comes when we read...

Developing reading skills to help children triumph against dyslexia

  • November 24, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
There were two important educational issues in the local and international spotlight during September and...

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...

Raising a Millionaire

  • November 14, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Children do bring additional financial strain, and many parents spend a large portion of their...

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...

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...

My Child is Scared and Keeps Getting out of His…

  • October 28, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
A received the following question in an email from a parent:  “Our son is three...

What If My Kid Won’t Take NO For An Answer?

  • October 25, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
If you’ve said no firmly and you’re child is wearing you down, avoid doing what...

Aggressive Behaviour in Young Children

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

Travelling with your children

  • October 24, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
What’s the one job in the world, that doesn’t pay a cent, has no formal...

Punishment And Your Children

  • October 20, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Punishment is a tool designed to make a child "pay for what they did" and...

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