Expert Advice from Bonitas

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 Health Organisation (WHO), a child dies from pneumonia every 30...

Five facts about ‘flu

  • June 5, 2019
  • Bonitas
Gerhard Van Emmenis, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund gives five facts about flu: Flu strains, like fashion, change every year The latest flu strain...

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...

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 smartphones with headphones. Certainly these days our children are wired...

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 Health Organisation (WHO), a child dies from pneumonia every 30...

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...

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...

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