Choosing a Medical Aid

  • October 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s business as usual for medical aids… While the NHI remains a work in progress in terms of policy and planning, currently nothing changes in...

Curating your career starts in school

  • October 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Teenagers are accustomed to curating their personal image on social media. They select what to share, who to tag and how to display their interests...

Getting your Gen Z child through the stresses of Matric

  • October 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As parents, we often think that because we once wrote Matric exams ourselves, we are...

Maths Matter: Why it's worth sticking it out when the…

  • October 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
In senior high school, the Mathematics syllabus becomes more challenging than ever, and many learners...

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...

Empower your children to deal with a crisis

  • October 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Parents have been urged to empower their children to know how to respond to any...

The Discipline Issue...

  • October 11, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Even though 6 months have passed since our courts made it illegal to spank your...

How to stay sane through your child’s early years

  • October 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By René Yeoman, Assistant Teacher at Trinityhouse Pre-Primary Randpark Ridge We’ve all heard the saying,...

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...

Toddlers, technology and learning language

  • October 8, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Today, technology is part of our everyday lives – a telephone call, a quick SMS...

The things our kids really need don’t need to cost…

  • October 5, 2018
  • Hero Life
As young parents, we often worry about our kids’ early development. We want to give...

It’s time to get serious about our heritage

  • October 5, 2018
  • Impaq
South Africa currently has ten World Heritage Sites, of which the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains and...

How to help your child overcome peer pressure

  • October 3, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
written by Ria van Niekerk – Deputy Principal Trinityhouse Preparatory Randpark Ridge  Merriam-Webster defines peer...

Public university or private: Choose the right institution for you

  • October 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
There have been many developments in the higher education sector in past decades, notably a...

Why choose lifestyle documentary photography?

  • September 28, 2018
  • Ilze Louw Photography
Why would you want to capture the normal everyday moments of your life? Life is...

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....

How to open a bank account for your child

  • September 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Your children might already be familiar with piggy banks as a savings tool but, as...

The juggle is real : 4 powerful tips to help…

  • September 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Working moms have a lot of balls in the air. We juggle work and home...

Why We Should Replace Time-Outs With Time-Ins

  • September 20, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I realize that parents are frustrated with a lack of options with regards to disciplining...

4 reasons Dads are going to love The Pampers Baby…

  • September 20, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The UK’s Best Baby Show has been running for the last 15 years, and finally...

Some helpful tips on making subject choices for all Grade…

  • September 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Our Grade 9 learners are currently standing at the crossroad of having to make subject-choices....

Everything you need to know about a will

  • September 18, 2018
  • Hero Life
September is National Wills Month, so it’s a good reminder to draw one up if...

The PROVES Method - the perfect strategy for mastering your…

  • September 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Matrics from the Class of 2018 should now be deep into preparing for their upcoming...

Is there a superior parenting style?

  • September 13, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
There are many trends in parenting styles that change from decade to decade or even...

The impact of poorly developed visual perception skills on reading…

  • September 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Michelle Rowland (Grade 1 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School in Lonehill) Many...

Developing children's EQ crucial for future success in rapidly changing…

  • September 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is increasingly becoming a greater determinant of future success across all spheres...

Raising Money-Smart Children is Every Parent’s Responsibility

  • September 10, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
“Money doesn’t grow on trees.” How often did you hear this saying when as a...

Is technology destroying our humanness?

  • September 10, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The world is spinning with new technologies and we, the human inhabitants, are the willing...

New Parents' Guide To Life Insurance

  • September 7, 2018
  • Hero Life
What to remember about life insurance when your a parent?   When you hold your...

Mind the gap- why you should think twice before taking…

  • September 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Matrics who are tempted to take a year off after their school careers – whether...

What is the correct age to give a child a…

  • September 4, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Larian Botha, Teacher and Parent – Southdowns College  The modern-day child is being thrust into...

Ways to cope with generation me, me, me

  • August 30, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Justin Kistan, Crawford College North Coast If we’re lucky, we’ve been told our whole...

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...

NASA Astronaut Returns for Living Maths Space Tour

  • August 23, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Following the sold-out, three-city 2017 tour, former NASA astronaut Dr Don Thomas will be returning...

Cosatto Zoomi

  • August 22, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Cosatto has been saving the world from boring baby stuff with the coolest designs, funkiest...

NQF explained: What prospective students should know before they sign…

  • August 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Terminology related to education in South Africa can often be very confusing, particularly when learners...

Getting insight into bullying

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

Why offering choices is important

  • August 21, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Bonita Nel, teacher at Pecanwood College  One of the best ways to build up...

Parenting your star athlete

  • August 20, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Keri Gallan, Sports Co-Ordinator of Crawford Preparatory North Coast  What do Tiger Woods, Serena...

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....

CAM Regolo

  • August 16, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Let baby travel in style with the Cam Regolo Car Seat! CAM, Italian leaders in...

Ways to get rid of the monsters in the dark

  • August 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Caroline Miller Principal of Crawford Pre-Primary Lonehill To your toddler, the oddest things can...

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...

Foppapedretti Dinamyk

  • August 15, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Foppapedretti is one of Europe’s leading baby travel brands, having creatively and technically mastered the...

What to consider when searching for a school

  • August 14, 2018
  • Impaq
By Yandiswa Xhakaza Choosing a school is no small feat. Parents often undertake this task...

The importance of Art in an assisted learning environment

  • August 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Melodie Artingstall, Grade 3 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School Art is an...

Keedo and Old Soles bring big style to little feet

  • August 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Style, comfort and protection. This is where love and care is born. When little feet...

Empower your child

  • August 10, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Notice your feelings when your child challenges you. We live in a different world today....

How much time does your child spend playing?

  • August 10, 2018
  • Skidz
Play is an integral part of a child’s development. This is how they build relationships,...

Santa Shoebox Project

  • August 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The Santa Shoebox Project is officially a “tween”! At 12-years old, South Africa’s best loved...

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...

Six easy-to-implement ways of being an inspiration to your children

  • August 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
To become inspired, we need to inspire others. Remember that what we teach others, we...

What Summer Camp Mom Are You?

  • August 7, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
We all know there are different types of moms around the world, but when moms...

Happy marriage, happy munchkins

  • August 3, 2018
  • Munchkins
Marriage is the bedrock of the family. If this foundation is crumbling, so will the...

Let your child fail – it’s okay

  • August 2, 2018
  • Impaq
Facing challenges and making mistakes can help your child grow. By Danielle Barfoot As parents,...

Parents, let’s get our thinking right when it comes to…

  • August 2, 2018
  • Hero Life
Figuring out what is important, allows us to focus and live the lives we really...

School’s back – time for a refresher on being safe…

  • August 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the second half of the school year about to start, a local private security...

Making Sense of the World Around Us

  • July 13, 2018
  • Clamber Club
There is no denying the importance of the sense of sight. Using our sight, we...

10 Questions to ask a Nanny in an Interview

  • July 10, 2018
  • Aupair Exclusive
This is always a very difficult decision for a mom. You have been at home...

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...

Facilitation and Divorce

  • July 6, 2018
  • STBB
By Shereen Volks, Head of Divorce & Family Law, STBB | Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes...

How Fostering Will Change Your Life

  • July 6, 2018
  • Sophie Lodge
Looking after a child is unlike any job you will ever have. It can be...

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...

Why is reading to your child so important?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents, we know that reading a book to our child before bedtime is a...

Cursive writing – Is it still necessary?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus: Foundation Phase Specialist We live in an age of computers and technology. Why...

School yourself on feeder zones: A parent's guide

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
South Africa, 13 June 2018: “If I buy in Kensington will my kids get into...

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...

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...

Preparing youth for the workplace of the future

  • July 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Entering the working world can be daunting for graduates, and even more so when the...

How to prepare a child for an older sibling

  • July 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written by: Academic Development Coordinator of ADvTECH Schools Division, Barbra Eaton And Bev O’Shea, Principal...

How can parents be more involved in their children’s education?

  • June 28, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Being a parent is the toughest job on the planet! Besides ensuring that your children...

Pregnancy: Taking care of your nutritional and financial needs

  • June 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By 1Life You’ve finally taken steps to confirm the reason behind your weird cravings, unexpected emotional...

Why a good holiday camp is worth the cost

  • June 26, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
You want your children to be productive during their school holidays, so you browse around...

Effective ways to be a smart stepmom

  • June 19, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Stepmoms all over the world face a lot of unique challenges with their stepfamilies. And...

8 Steps to stop being a shouting mom

  • June 19, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
I’m not proud of it, but I became a shouting mom and this is not...

Bargain hunting: Knowing beforehand what is on special saves money…

  • June 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
June is a month that is packed full of celebrations. It’s a month that features...

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...

Aftercare or aupair?

  • June 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Weighing up the best after-school option for your child The high cost of living, interest...

Hidden costs & their impact on study options

  • June 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Grade 12s should already be well into researching their study options for 2019 and should...

Women have the power to succeed in playrooms and boardrooms

  • June 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
When it comes to juggling business and motherhood, many women have their own opinions on...

Bringing Death Into Your Parenting

  • June 11, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
This may sound morbid at first, but hear me out and you'll see that death...

Second term at a new school and still no friends…

  • June 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Dalit Segal, Education Psychologist of Southdowns College Joining a new school and making new...

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...

The important role of a father in a child’s life

  • June 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written by: Welna Buys (Principal of Maragon Pre-Primary Raslouw) “While almost any man can father...

Practically speaking, home education is easy

  • June 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Some home-education learners shy away from subjects such as Dramatic Arts, Agricultural Sciences, Hospitality Studies,...

How to be a more present parent

  • May 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
All parents want the best for their children.  We take care of them and see...

Four money lessons to teach your child

  • May 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, it’s surprising that schools don’t teach...

Anti-Spanking Law

  • May 14, 2018
  • Munchkins
How to spare the rod without spoiling the child  With South-Africa’s new anti-spanking legislation, even...

Chasing academic A’s limits possibilities

  • May 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Education, as we have known it for the past 100 years, is fixated on academic...

Smart device advice for parents

  • May 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Smart devices are a massive part of our children’s lives. They spend much of their...

Negotiating the blended family

  • May 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Step, or blended families that they now commonly called, start out full of hope that...

Temperament-sensitive parenting: Foster your Munchkin’s uniqueness

  • May 8, 2018
  • Munchkins
Nurturing a child according to his temperament is immensely important. It aids in shaping their...

Motherhood is a journey, not a destination

  • May 5, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Philips Mother and Child Division Mother’s Day – a day to celebrate the mother of...

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...

How to choose the right caregiver for your most precious…

  • May 3, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Being a parent is an exhilarating journey, but can also be met with lots of...

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