Expert Advice from Bonitas

Combatting rising healthcare costs

  • August 12, 2019
  • Bonitas
Access to quality healthcare remains a priority for South Africans. However, with healthcare costs consistently outpacing inflation, the challenge for private medical schemes remains finding...

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 the beginning of the year with medical check-ups and healthier...

Keep your kids moving

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

The big four - know your numbers

  • July 19, 2019
  • Bonitas
‘South Africa is heading for a disaster if the number of people living with chronic...

New parents and your baby’s health

  • July 11, 2019
  • Bonitas
Becoming a parent is a joy but it can also be overwhelming and just a...

Five tips to stretch your medical benefits

  • July 3, 2019
  • Bonitas
Lifestyles or Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) – such as diabetes - have become an epidemic in...

Pregnancy and Medical Aid

  • June 28, 2019
  • Bonitas
Motherhood and pregnancy are times of great anticipation and joy. Each experience is unique but...

Splitting up with your medical aid

  • June 20, 2019
  • Bonitas
Going through a divorce can be extremely harrowing and stressful, not just for the couple...

What you need to know about Pneumonia

  • June 12, 2019
  • Bonitas
Lee Callakoppen, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund talks about pneumonia: According to the World...

Five facts about ‘flu

  • June 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Gerhard Van Emmenis, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund gives five facts about flu: Flu...

Deciphering Medical Aid Speak

  • May 10, 2019
  • Bonitas
It can be rather daunting trying to understand the terms in your medical aid plan...

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

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

Medical tax rebates stable after budget speech

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

Bonitas gives back

  • March 2, 2019
  • Bonitas
Members of Bonitas Medical Fund will now have access to free lifestyle vouchers as well...

Making your medical aid benefits last

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

Ten tricky terms – Know your medical aid speak

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

Medical aid unpacked

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

Medical Aid choices

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

Medical aid payments

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

Medical Aid and VAT

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

Bonitas Talks Babies

  • January 17, 2018
  • Bonitas
When do advise your medical aid that you are pregnant? If you are a prospective...

Medical Aid Made Easy

  • October 13, 2017
  • Bonitas
Access to good healthcare remains a concern for most South Africans and choosing a medical...

Introducing BabyLine

  • February 15, 2017
  • Bonitas
Parenting is a joy but it can also be overwhelming and just a little daunting....

Get bang for your buck

  • January 16, 2017
  • Bonitas
Most medical aids have launched their benefits and premium contributions for 2017 and, as in...

Choosing Medical Aid

  • November 15, 2016
  • Bonitas
Most medical schemes have launched their benefits and contributions for 2017 and it is the...

Hospital Plans

  • September 22, 2016
  • Bonitas
You know that sinking feeling when you go into hospital for a procedure believing you...

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 Illness Awareness Month, to highlight the need for greater public...

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 struggle. Although it’s normal to worry about your kids when...

How Sugar can Damage our DNA

  • August 15, 2019
  • Paarl Dietitians
While we may be familiar with the dangers of a poor diet, in particular eating...

Combatting rising healthcare costs

  • August 12, 2019
  • Bonitas
Access to quality healthcare remains a priority for South Africans. However, with healthcare costs consistently...

Uncomfortable in your own skin? How to manage eczema

  • August 5, 2019
  • Dr Tamara Jaye
What is eczema? Atopic eczema is a common chronic skin condition that causes dry, red...

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...

The big four - know your numbers

  • July 19, 2019
  • Bonitas
‘South Africa is heading for a disaster if the number of people living with chronic...

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...

Emotional Decisions

  • July 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Irrational decisions are made when they are the result of a knee jerk reaction and...

GOOD NUTRITION FOR TEENS

  • July 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Garbage in – garbage out? What are we feeding them? Good nutrition is of paramount...

New parents and your baby’s health

  • July 11, 2019
  • Bonitas
Becoming a parent is a joy but it can also be overwhelming and just a...

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...

Five tips to stretch your medical benefits

  • July 3, 2019
  • Bonitas
Lifestyles or Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) – such as diabetes - have become an epidemic in...

Pregnancy and Medical Aid

  • June 28, 2019
  • Bonitas
Motherhood and pregnancy are times of great anticipation and joy. Each experience is unique but...

Splitting up with your medical aid

  • June 20, 2019
  • Bonitas
Going through a divorce can be extremely harrowing and stressful, not just for the couple...

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,...

Restore, Revitalize, Revive: Vit-C Shower is here to reawaken your…

  • June 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The provision of a constant, clean supply of municipal water is a necessity that underlies...

Dangerous Decibels, Noise induced hearing loss in children

  • June 14, 2019
  • Speech and Audio Inc
It has become increasingly more common to see children using tablets, portable gaming devices and...

What you need to know about Pneumonia

  • June 12, 2019
  • Bonitas
Lee Callakoppen, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund talks about pneumonia: According to the World...

Five facts about ‘flu

  • June 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Gerhard Van Emmenis, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund gives five facts about flu: Flu...

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...

Parenting tips for ADHD

  • May 16, 2019
  • Impaq
At least one in 20 children in South Africa suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...

Deciphering Medical Aid Speak

  • May 10, 2019
  • Bonitas
It can be rather daunting trying to understand the terms in your medical aid plan...

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...

10 Essential Tips To Prevent Poisoning In Your Home

  • April 26, 2019
  • OneAid
I was recently prescribed some analgesics for a small day procedure. That afternoon, when I...

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...

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...

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
  • Bonitas
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...

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...

MIGHT MY CHILD HAVE ADHD?

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

LETTING GO OF THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

  • 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...

Cyberbullying

  • 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
  • Bonitas
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....

Bonitas gives back

  • March 2, 2019
  • Bonitas
Members of Bonitas Medical Fund will now have access to free lifestyle vouchers as well...

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
  • Bonitas
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...

Gō-Ecō WITH THE NEW KURO-Bō RANGE

  • 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
  • Bonitas
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,...

Medical aid unpacked

  • October 30, 2018
  • Bonitas
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...

Medical Aid choices

  • October 17, 2018
  • Bonitas
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
ARTICLE BY PROF RITA NIEMANN, NALIZE MARAIS, ZENDRÉ SWANEPOEL AND MONIERA MOOSA Bullying is a...

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...

6 Simple Practices to Keep Your Child Active and Healthy

  • July 24, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
No one said that parenting would be easy, but it doesn’t have to be a...

Food allergies in children

  • July 24, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Allergies seem to be on the increase and often parents think their child is allergic...

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...

Medical aid payments

  • April 24, 2018
  • Bonitas
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 VAT

  • April 12, 2018
  • Bonitas
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...

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...

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...

Making your medical benefits last

  • March 29, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As each new year begins medical aid members start with a clean slate, with new...

Children with ADHD: Bullied or bully?

  • March 29, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are unlikely to go unnoticed in a school...

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...

What is a doula?

  • March 26, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
A doula is a labour coach that offers emotional and physical support to a woman...

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...

The benefits of co-sleeping with a new-born baby

  • March 21, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Co-sleeping is often thought to be synonymous with bed sharing – also known as letting...

Natural remedies for heartburn during pregnancy

  • March 19, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Heartburn affects a lot of women during pregnancy, particularly during the third trimester of pregnancy....

Natural remedies for relieving back and neck pain during pregnancy

  • March 16, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
While pregnancy is a time of great joy and happiness, very often it is accompanied...

The do’s & don’ts of returning to exercise after a…

  • March 15, 2018
  • Flourishing Fit Moms
Moms out there who have had or are planning to have a caesarean we’d like...

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...

Heads up on infant health ahead of taps running dry

  • March 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
When the dam levels reach 13.5%, the city will begin to shut down its reticulation...

The benefits of yoga for pregnant woman

  • March 15, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Introduction Unknowingly, many of you are transforming from a woman into a mother and you...

The common myths & FAQ’s when talking about Teen Suicide

  • March 14, 2018
  • The South African Depression and Anxiety Group
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is highlighting Teen Suicide Prevention Week (11-18...

What is PROM and is it a Cause for Concern…

  • March 12, 2018
  • AmnioPad
Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful miracles of nature, to have a human being...

Experts Weigh In on Pregnancy and Nutrition in SA

  • March 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Good nutrition before and during pregnancy may influence the pregnancy, the delivery and the health...

Oral Allergy Syndrome - are allergies leaving a bad taste…

  • March 8, 2018
  • Dr Tamara Jaye
Does your teenager suffer from hay fever?   Does he complain that certain fruits or...

7 Ways to keep your children off drugs

  • March 7, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Children are the most vulnerable during their growing years and will always have their curiosity...

Weight isn’t the only thing you’ll be shedding after having…

  • March 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Everything FINALLY seems to be settling down a few months after welcoming your new baby...

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...

Hey Ladies are you feeling Wet down there? No need…

  • February 27, 2018
  • AmnioPad
Most women at some stage in their lifetime will experience some form of vaginal discharge....

Hearing in the young child

  • February 22, 2018
  • South African Association of Audiologists
Hearing ability is crucial for development of speech and language in the young child. In...

Nutrition in pregnancy: Giving your baby the healthiest possible start

  • February 22, 2018
  • Paarl Dietitians
With so many myths out there about diet and pregnancy, no wonder new mothers-to-be feel...

Emotional Health during pregnancy

  • February 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Philips Mother and Child Expecting a child is a blessing and an incredible experience, whether...

Alcohol Myth Buster

  • February 21, 2018
  • Paarl Dietitians
How much alcohol is recommended for a person (women) a day? For many people drinking...

Words can make or break

  • February 21, 2018
  • Raising Kids Positively
What you say, and how you say it Your words, (and how you say them),...

Should We Be Giving Our Teens Condoms?

  • February 16, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
With pregnancy awareness month in full swing, we need to think not just about our...

Chiropractic care for mothers during and after pregnancy

  • February 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Chiropractic has typically included the care of pregnant patients to insure a comfortable pregnancy and...

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...

Pregnancy and Migraines

  • February 14, 2018
  • The Headache Clinic
Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women. Unfortunately pregnant women also suffer from headaches...

Headaches associated with impaired learning ability and negative mood

  • February 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Research has shown that headaches can have many adverse effects on our lives: from diminished...

SA Children more at risk from sunburn at school

  • February 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Copious amounts of sunscreen are sold each summer holiday in an effort to protect, in...

The benefits of eating well during pregnancy

  • February 12, 2018
  • Kath Megaw
When you discover you are pregnant for the first time – your whole world shifts....

The Effects of Pregnancy on our Intimate Bits

  • February 9, 2018
  • Maritza Breitenbach
The miracle of pregnancy is universal and timeless, and even though we are, by divine...

Eating During Pregnancy

  • February 8, 2018
  • Kath Megaw
When you discover you are pregnant for the first time – your whole world shifts....

What is a “Lazy” eye?

  • February 7, 2018
  • Kids Eyes
Amblyopia better known as “lazy eye” occurs when the vision in a child’s one eye doesn’t...

8 Awesome Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

  • February 7, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Massage is not just about it feeling good, it actually comes with many health benefits...

Childbirth education for an empowered birth

  • February 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
‘Empowering Birth’ is the theme of Pregnancy Education Month in February 2018, when childbirth educators,...

Surviving a Heterotopic Miscarriage

  • February 1, 2018
  • Amanda Marele
I had a heterotopic miscarriage and it was painful. Heterotopic pregnancy is when one is...

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...

Play is crucial for early child development

  • January 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Only 29 percent of South African children have access to safe, child-appropriate play areas in...

Bonitas Talks Babies

  • January 17, 2018
  • Bonitas
When do advise your medical aid that you are pregnant? If you are a prospective...

Children get stressed too!

  • January 10, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s a new school year! It’s exam time! Both of these occurrences during your child’s...

Why it’s important to monitor the climate in your baby’s…

  • January 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Philips Mother and Child Division With peak summer months peaking at early 30˚C or even...

Will you bank them, or bin them? Wise up on…

  • December 18, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Becoming a parent is fraught with responsibilities. Prospective parents should know the facts about the...

Holiday Blue's

  • December 14, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
December: Time for festive lights and great food and fun with the family and holidays...

How to protect your child from emotional abuse

  • November 23, 2017
  • Hilary Smith
It’s no great secret that we want to keep our kids safe and raise them...

Spectacles can mean the difference between success and failure for…

  • November 21, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Sight is something most people take for granted, yet at least 239 million children around...

How to be sure your child has a positive inner…

  • November 21, 2017
  • Barbara Harvey
In 2004, I started reading Dr. Phil McGraw’s book Self-Matters it is the first place...

How to fix a broken diet?

  • November 17, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Are you not getting the results you wanted or your diet plan stopped working? Every...

No more headaches about exams

  • November 17, 2017
  • The Headache Clinic
Examinations are stressful enough for learners and students, without them having to worry about headaches...

Some games are good for cognitive development – experts say

  • November 14, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Certain toys and games play an integral part in a child’s cognitive development and one...

Drink Rooibos Tea to Improve Concentration During Exams

  • November 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Coffee and energy drinks are usually the go-to beverages for high school learners and students...

Breastfeeding can help prevent both breast cancer and childhood cancer

  • November 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
One in every 20 women in Southern Africa will develop breast cancer at some point...

Your child is sick, and you feel guilty. Why?

  • November 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
There is nothing worse than when your child is sick. As a parent, you feel...

Exams: Study Time vs Screen Time - Striking the Balance

  • November 6, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Helping children to build a healthy relationship with technology, and knowing how much of what...

When to supplement your child’s diet

  • November 3, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Children come in all shapes and sizes. But if you’re noticing that your child is...

Is our knowledge about dyslexia dated? What is the contemporary…

  • November 3, 2017
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
“According to popular belief, dyslexia is a brain disorder which causes otherwise smart and intelligent...

7 Things every mom should know about trampolines

  • October 30, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
We know that moms, always being the cautious ones, often feel skeptical about trampolines and...

How to Talk to Kids about Death

  • October 26, 2017
  • Barbara Harvey
Let’s just get it out there: nobody really wants to talk to kids about death....

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...

Brain Development in Teens

  • October 19, 2017
  • Barbara Harvey
When we look at the average 13-15 year old today it is often hard to...

Is genetic insight the greatest gift you can give your…

  • October 18, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
From the time you first hold your child in your arms, you’ll do everything 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...

Medical Aid Made Easy

  • October 13, 2017
  • Bonitas
Access to good healthcare remains a concern for most South Africans and choosing a medical...

Cost free stem cell storage programme gives hope to South…

  • October 12, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Storing umbilical cord blood stem cells at birth could prove to be a live-saving investment...

How to Replace Screen Time with Foundational Reading Skills

  • October 10, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Most parents are very aware that too much screen time for young children isn’t a...

Cholesterol: Top foods to improve your numbers

  • October 9, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
If your diet gave you high cholesterol, it can lower it, too! It's easy to...

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