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. From the time your precious newborn gives their first cry,...

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 tea – and you were asked if you would like...

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...

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 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...

Hay fever headaches

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

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...

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...

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....

11 Things to expect postpartum

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Preparation tips for parents on back to school headaches

  • January 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It's back to school time again. Parents know this time of year all too well....

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
  • Parenting Hub
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...

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 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...

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...

When Should You Seek Medical Care for a Discharge?

  • November 9, 2017
  • AmnioPad
When Should You Seek Medical Care for a Discharge? It is appropriate to seek medical...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Medical Aid Made Easy

  • October 13, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
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...

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...

Rethink Your Drink – Choose Water!

  • October 6, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Clean and clear, refreshing and invigorating, we know instinctively that water is good for us. ...

Genetic Testing & Nutrition

  • October 2, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
Ever wondered why nutrition studies demonstrate so many conflicting results or why some people respond...

Myth busters: Baby Sleep

  • September 28, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
Keeping your baby up longer at night/between naps will encourage her to fall asleep faster...

Umbilical Cord Care

  • September 25, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Becoming a new mom is filled with so many fun, exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking moments....

Women's month may be over but who would we be…

  • September 19, 2017
  • AmnioPad
Between managing our careers, travel and family very little time is left for us to...

Just in Case Campaign Putting Safety First

  • September 12, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
An interactive safety education campaign is to be rolled out by Bonitas Medical Fund to ...

Bedwetting Myths Debunked by Dr Michael Mol

  • September 11, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Bedwetting is a common occurrence in many South African households. Research has shown that up...

Healthy Eating Habits for Children

  • September 5, 2017
  • Kath Megaw
Healthy eating is an important lesson you can teach your children. The example you set...

Stem Cell Myths - Busted

  • September 4, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The term stem cell gleans different reactions from people both in the medical community and...

Your Child’s Hearing

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

Struggling with a teething baby?

  • August 23, 2017
  • Tanya Fourie
It’s 3 ‘o clock in the morning and your baby just won’t settle down.  She’s...

How Heart Healthy is your Family?

  • August 22, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
Heart disease or medically referred to as cardiovascular disease refers to any disease of the...

SIDS Explained

  • July 26, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
One of the scariest things for all parents is the reality of Sudden Infant Death...

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...

What To Do With Sick Children

  • July 15, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
I very often get this question from parents: What do I do if my child...

Do you hate bedtime?

  • July 15, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
A correct bedtime routine can really help your child transition to sleep As a parent,...

Nutritious Knock-Ons

  • July 15, 2017
  • Munchkins
When it comes to mothering styles, I’m more like Bridget Jones than Gisele Bundchen. I...

Is food triggering your Migraine?

  • July 6, 2017
  • The Headache Clinic
Migraine is a very common problem that affects about 18% of all women and 6%...

Rewire your brain with THINK

  • July 5, 2017
  • David Lorge
The 5-step happiness hack. Here’s something you’ll be familiar with: you’re at home, just minding your...

Toddler Teeth

  • July 4, 2017
  • Dr Gerald B Kaplan
Teething is a painful experience not only for the young child but certainly for the...

Gestational Diabetes: What to Eat?

  • July 4, 2017
  • Barbara Harvey
Gestational Diabetes is a hormone imbalance where the Pancreas starts making not enough insulin for...

HypnoBirthing – Taking the birthing world by calm

  • June 30, 2017
  • Kim-Young
The world for the pregnant woman is one filled with excitement, anticipation, anxiety and, in...

The key to dealing with your child's fever

  • June 29, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Most parents will attest that watching a child go through the discomfort of a fever...

Brain food – Eating for optimum brain function

  • June 28, 2017
  • Skidz
As parents we always want what is best for our children, but we don’t always...

Feeding Problems in the Early Years of Life

  • June 28, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
When you're a new mom or dad, it can be a huge challenge to parent...

The monster around your middle

  • November 30, 2016
  • Paarl Dietitians
Metabolic syndrome is a health condition that everyone's talking about. Although it was only identified...

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...

What is Klinefelters syndrome?

  • November 22, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Klinefelters syndrome (KS) is not as rare as one may think, it is not life...

Childhood obesity in South Africa to soar unless we act…

  • November 21, 2016
  • The Heart & Stroke Foundation
If obesity in South African children continues to increase at the current rate, 3.91 million...

Why should we limit out children’s screen time?

  • November 17, 2016
  • Carla Grobler
Our kids are growing up in a technological age. They are confronted with tablets, smartphones, laptops,...

What people without special needs kids need to know

  • November 17, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Parenting is a tough job. Parenting a special needs child is a tougher one. And...

How to choose a medical aid

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

Matric Stress – When is enough, enough?

  • November 11, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
As hundreds of thousands of young South Africans are busy writing their Matric exams this...

Cut to the chase…

  • November 8, 2016
  • Doug Berry
I work with a lot of high-school aged people, in fact they form about half...

When do we get back teeth?

  • November 7, 2016
  • Dr Gerald B Kaplan
This panoramic x-ray is fascinating in the detail that it shows of a seven-year-old child...

How to handle a picky eater

  • October 5, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Does your child turn their nose up at the sight of green vegetables? Or perhaps...

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