Expert Advice from Bonitas

Don’t dread the dentist

  • December 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Most of us are scared of the dentist which means dental care can easily be overlooked but, taking good care of your teeth will not...

Asthma

  • November 12, 2019
  • Bonitas
Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses, affecting over 339 million people worldwide.  According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), asthma kills around...

When you have a pain in the neck or back

  • November 7, 2019
  • Bonitas
Back pain is a common problem – 80% of us will experience an episode at...

Enhanced maternity benefits in 2020 from Bonitas

  • October 17, 2019
  • Bonitas
Around 9 000 babies are born to Bonitas Medical Fund members annually and while most of...

Membership growth and a weighted increase below double digits for…

  • October 3, 2019
  • Bonitas
A growth in membership, an increased emphasis on Managed Care, a range of enhancements for...

Medical Aid – making the right choice

  • September 24, 2019
  • Bonitas
Private and public healthcare has been in the news lately and will continue to be...

Addiction – a dangerous trend gripping the nation

  • September 20, 2019
  • Bonitas
It is estimated that around 10 million – or 20% - of South Africans are...

The gift of hearing

  • September 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Brits couple, Stefan and Brumilda Kruger, in their mid- thirties, were delighted when they found...

Medical aid non-disclosures: What you need to know

  • August 28, 2019
  • Bonitas
Honesty is the best policy, even when it comes to filling out your medical aid...

Combatting rising healthcare costs

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

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...

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...

Don’t dread the dentist

  • December 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Most of us are scared of the dentist which means dental care can easily be overlooked but, taking good care of your teeth will not...

Ambulances are for emergencies only

  • November 28, 2019
  • Bonitas
Too often we read about emergency services and the police force spending hundreds of thousands of Rands on wasted resources due to prank or non-emergency...

Encourage your children to be physically active

  • November 20, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Let’s face it, growing up today is a completely different ball game to when you...

Asthma

  • November 12, 2019
  • Bonitas
Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses, affecting over 339 million people worldwide. ...

Benefits of Music Therapy for Children on the Spectrum

  • November 8, 2019
  • Caroline Syokao
Music is a good therapeutic tool for people with different abilities and ages. This is...

When you have a pain in the neck or back

  • November 7, 2019
  • Bonitas
Back pain is a common problem – 80% of us will experience an episode at...

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

  • November 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
South Africans are fortunate enough to live in a country where the people are blessed...

How bullying can affect your child’s mental health

  • November 5, 2019
  • Impaq
We’ve all heard the saying, sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will...

Common First Aid Myths

  • October 25, 2019
  • OneAid
I am often surprised by how some of my patients manage their injuries before they...

How To Get Your Child To Love Healthy Meals

  • October 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
If there’s anything that a parent would nod their head yes to, it’s the fact...

Enhanced maternity benefits in 2020 from Bonitas

  • October 17, 2019
  • Bonitas
Around 9 000 babies are born to Bonitas Medical Fund members annually and while most of...

How Safe Are Teething Gels?

  • October 14, 2019
  • OneAid
Every baby is different but common symptoms associated with teething include, mild irritability, drooling, low-grade...

Sun cream for kids with sensitive skin! The lowdown on…

  • October 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Covering a wriggling child in sun cream is tricky enough, but when your little one...

How to help your child decrease screen time

  • October 10, 2019
  • Clamber Club
For a parent, nothing eliminates the burden of entertaining your child more than handing them...

SUGAR, DEVIL OR FRIEND?

  • October 7, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Over the past few years many health experts voiced their opinions loudly on social media...

Membership growth and a weighted increase below double digits for…

  • October 3, 2019
  • Bonitas
A growth in membership, an increased emphasis on Managed Care, a range of enhancements for...

Head lice - they’re not inside they’re on top!

  • October 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Moms love it when their little ones come home from school buzzing with knowledge. Sometimes...

The Surprising Benefits of Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverages for Moms

  • September 27, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
With World Breastfeeding Week recently celebrated and the focus placed on the importance of breastfeeding...

Medical Aid – making the right choice

  • September 24, 2019
  • Bonitas
Private and public healthcare has been in the news lately and will continue to be...

Addiction – a dangerous trend gripping the nation

  • September 20, 2019
  • Bonitas
It is estimated that around 10 million – or 20% - of South Africans are...

HAPPY FAMILY ORGANICS – CHANGING LIVES AND THE WORLD, ONE…

  • September 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Happy Family Organics, makers of ready-to-eat, nutritious and delicious organic meals, is not only changing...

How to help your child build resilience

  • September 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Athletes are familiar with the challenges that come with having to run a tough race....

Are probiotics & vitamin D beneficial for babies?

  • September 6, 2019
  • Agera Health
How do you know what health products and supplements are necessary or not when it...

The gift of hearing

  • September 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Brits couple, Stefan and Brumilda Kruger, in their mid- thirties, were delighted when they found...

Medical aid non-disclosures: What you need to know

  • August 28, 2019
  • Bonitas
Honesty is the best policy, even when it comes to filling out your medical aid...

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...

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...

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...

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