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 a parent, you face the other side, helping your child...

Listening to Learn

  • April 17, 2019
  • Speech and Audio Inc
Even though we use the words hearing and listening interchangeably, the difference in meaning is significant.  Hearing is a sense. Listening is a learned skill. ...

Autism: What is it, what are the signs and who…

  • April 10, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of conditions that affect a person’s social communication,...

Keeping Your Children Safe During Bath time

  • April 9, 2019
  • OneAid
I’m sure many of you will agree that bath time is loads of fun for...

Pre-authorisation and payment: Do you know the difference?

  • April 5, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Medical aid members know that pre-authorisation ahead of a medical procedure is always required but...

Helping your teen to have a positive body image

  • April 5, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A happy home environment can help your child to develop an internal sense of control...

Top Choking Hazards For Babies and Toddlers

  • April 4, 2019
  • OneAid
We recently went to a very popular restaurant for lunch and to my astonishment there...

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...


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


  • March 27, 2019
  • Impaq
If you are wondering about the answer to this question, then it’s most likely that...


  • March 26, 2019
  • Mia Von Scha
Behind most things that we want, at the core of what we think we are...

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...

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...


  • March 20, 2019
  • Impaq
Bullies have always existed. However, in the digital age, the bullying we are seeing is...

Tips For Choosing The Right High Chair

  • March 20, 2019
  • OneAid
Before going out and buying a high chair it’s important to know the safety requirements....

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...

Medical tax rebates stable after budget speech

  • March 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Private medical aid members can breathe a sigh of relief after the budget speech. Treasury...

Review: OneAid Mini First Aid Kit

  • March 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
There is no doubt that we all need a good First-Aid Kit in the home,...

Goatie Goodness – the better choice

  • March 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When choosing milk, it’s not just a matter of full cream, low-fat or flavoured anymore....

Autism in Adults

  • March 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The Adult Programme for People with Autism (APPAutism) is a registered non-profit company that aims...

The link between emotional challenges and poor academic performance

  • February 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Have you ever considered that your child’s struggles at school may be because of emotional...

Pregnancy and Migraine

  • February 26, 2019
  • The Headache Clinic
Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women. Unfortunately pregnant women also suffer from headaches...

How to teach the essential skill of self-awareness to your…

  • February 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Life on earth is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and our reactions to these emotions....

Understanding Migraine Triggers

  • February 21, 2019
  • The Headache Clinic
Migraine is a very common problem that affects about 18% of all women and 6%...

Making your medical aid benefits last

  • February 20, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As each new year begins medical aid members start with a clean slate, with new...

The Taboo Topic Of High Allergen Foods And Breastfeeding

  • February 19, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The topic of high allergen foods being consumed while breastfeeding has been a long debated...


  • February 17, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
KURO-Bō’s message is simple. It is now 100% easy and 100% convenient to create the...

Review: KURO-Bō Natural Water Filter System

  • February 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Zero-waste and plastic free… this is the life that many are trying to achieve in...

Chocolate can trigger migraines; Finds study

  • February 15, 2019
  • The Headache Clinic
You should think twice before giving that someone special chocolates this Valentine’s day – it...

Screen Addiction: parenting in the age of a digital era

  • February 15, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
No other topic could create a catastrophe of opinions, judgements, beliefs and arguments as parenting....

Why we should be testing our food for nitrates and…

  • February 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Summer is here, and the holiday season is approaching with the promise of lots of...

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...

Baby’s Skin Care – What You Need to Know

  • February 7, 2019
  • Cherish Beauty
It is our instinct to nourish and protect our babies.  As caring mothers, we would...

Ten tricky terms – Know your medical aid speak

  • January 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Medical aid terms can be as difficult to decipher as your doctor’s handwriting. That’s why...

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...

Summer fun without the headache

  • January 17, 2019
  • The Headache Clinic
Summer is the season most South Africans look forward to for its long, lazy weekends...

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....

Back and Pelvic Pathology in Pregnancy – the Need for…

  • January 9, 2019
  • Julie Kay Belly Way
Back pain is a common ailment during pregnancy. As many as 50 to 90% of...

Is my child talking the talk?

  • December 18, 2018
  • Speech and Audio Inc
Learning to communicate effectively is a complicated process, involving multiple skills that develop concurrently. A...

What to do if your teenager is depressed

  • November 20, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Growing up can be an emotional rollercoaster, during which a young person has to contend...

SUNUMBRA P – Embrace the sunshine

  • October 31, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Sunumbra P is a Natural Sunscreen with Organic Ingredients and a core purpose to make...

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,...

Making Rands and Sense of medical aid plans

  • October 30, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
When it comes to medical aid, affordability is usually the biggest consideration.  However, monthly premiums...

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...

Exploring Middle Ear Infections

  • October 17, 2018
  • Speech and Audio Inc
What is a Middle Ear Infection?  A Middle Ear Infection (also referred to as Otitis...

Choosing a Medical Aid

  • October 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s business as usual for medical aids… While the NHI remains a work in progress...

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...

How to Treat Poison Ivy Rashes

  • October 10, 2018
  • Ali Samuels
Poison ivy has grown more toxic than ever before, making your family time outdoors a potentially...

Is Stress Holding Your Teenager Back?

  • October 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Teenagers grow up and eventually become the parents of teenagers!  The circle of life is...

Sensory Diet

  • October 4, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As a parent you are very aware of giving your toddler a balanced diet.  Five...

Dissecting Dyspraxia

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

MySchool sponsors children's diabetes camp

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Life is never the same again for children and teens diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes....

Brushing those teeth

  • September 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Do you have problems with brushing your little ones teeth? Most of them do at...

Get your kids excited about brushing

  • August 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Philips Oral Health Every parent wants what’s best for their child’s health, but not...

Getting insight into bullying

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

Sports in Education: Core Skills Addressed

  • August 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Zelda Varela (Crawford Preparatory Fourways Sports Coordinator) Can you remember that elated feeling of...

Cooing over Communication

  • August 17, 2018
  • Speech and Audio Inc
One minute they are crying, the next they are conversing!  Communication development begins at birth....

Why nutritional supplements taste so good

  • August 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Taste is highly personal. Think back to the last beverage you ordered. Maybe it was...

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

SA women's risk of ante- and postnatal depression four times…

  • August 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
According to the World Health Organisation, about 10% to 13% of women experience antenatal and...

The need-to-know about ADHD medication abuse

  • August 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) stimulants are prescribed by medical professionals to improve concentration, memory...

Coffee: Good or Bad for you?

  • August 1, 2018
  • Paarl Dietitians
The health effects of coffee are quite controversial. Depending on who you ask, it is...

Play with purpose is essential for children with autism

  • July 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Play is a powerful tool autistic children need to boost their development and an essential...

What I learned from my journey through Postnatal Depression...

  • July 6, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I'm no stranger to depression. From as far back as I can remember I've had...

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...

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...

Social/Emotional Development Starts with Dad

  • July 6, 2018
  • Barbara Harvey
The good news is that according to the US Census Bureau: "Between 1960 and 2016,...

Chastising Your Child: Parents Take Note

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

The value of sports and exercise

  • July 4, 2018
  • Clamber Club
“Children should be playing and moving outdoors instead of sitting indoors” Says Elzanne Van Der...

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...

Another antibiotic winter looms unless decisive action is taken

  • July 3, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The traditional approach to education must be revolutionised in order to ensure the best outcomes...

Playful ways to express emotions

  • June 27, 2018
  • Clamber Club
“Emotions are important and can determine the kind of behaviour your child displays,” advises play...

Why is my child not walking?

  • June 20, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Many parents spend the first year of their child’s life focusing on motor milestones, and...

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...

Hay fever headaches

  • June 15, 2018
  • The Headache Clinic
A change in season also brings a change in the pollen types that are in...

Help your child make sense of the world around them

  • June 14, 2018
  • Clamber Club
The importance of sensory stimulation for babies and toddlers The world is an exciting place...

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...

Healthy Eating habits

  • June 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
 Written by: Cynthia Innes, Teacher at Junior College Preschools Sandton. A healthy lifestyle consists of...

How binge-watching TV series can wreck our immune systems

  • June 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It turns out there are some surprising daily habits, such as overdosing on our favourite...

Beat The Holiday Food Traps

  • June 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The worst part of a holiday trip isn’t the packing before the holiday or the...

Eye Allergies in Children

  • May 24, 2018
  • Kids Eyes
Eye allergies are surprisingly common in children in South Africa and unfortunately, this phenomenon appears...

Talking about periods

  • May 21, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
HOW SHOULD I APPROACH THIS? Your daughters first period is a momentous event in her...

Veggies for vitality: Get your munchkins to gobble more greens

  • May 16, 2018
  • Munchkins
Diet – probably one of the most dreaded four-letter words in domestic history. The reason...

Ponytail May Be Leading to Some Headaches

  • May 9, 2018
  • The Headache Clinic
Some headache and migraine sufferers develop sensitivity of the scalp from all the pain that...

Bedwetting: When to consult a doctor

  • May 4, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Bedwetting is an issue that millions of families face every night. This can be very...

Quality Nutritional Supplements: A Benefit for pregnant moms

  • May 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Expectant moms want the best for their babies but often feel overwhelmed by the information...

Why won’t my medical aid pay?

  • April 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s a lament often heard. There are, however, two sides to every story and 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...

Should I be taking aspirin while pregnant?

  • April 19, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
When you are pregnant everything that you take in your baby takes in too. This...

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...

Medical aid and the VAT increase unpacked

  • April 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Since the announcement of the 1% Value Added Tax (VAT) increase by the Minister of...

11 Things to expect postpartum

  • April 11, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Pregnancy is an amazing journey and towards the end moms to be start preparing for...

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...

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