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...

Parental Rights and Responsibilities

  • December 5, 2019
  • The legal Mom
Parental responsibility is the responsibility to care for the child, to maintain contact with the child, to act as guardian of the child, and to...

Teach your Teenager to work wisely with money

  • December 4, 2019
  • Baby's and Beyond
Children and teenagers have to be shown and taught how to deal with money. We...

Playing music to help your baby sleep

  • December 4, 2019
  • Majors for Minors
Sleep is one of the most essential aspects of a baby's development.  It helps their...

Getting the stimulation balance right

  • December 3, 2019
  • Meg Faure
“…your baby can only benefit optimally from stimulation when it is balanced, varied and meaningful...

FIRST DREAMS NEXT2MOBILE

  • December 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, leaders in children’s development for the past 62 years, have the perfect toy range...

Eight reasons why Impaq is the best choice as a…

  • December 2, 2019
  • Impaq
In our previous article, we looked at how to choose a curriculum provider and what...

The benefits of positive reinforcement in children

  • November 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Do you find yourself raising your voice a little too much when having to speak...

Ambulances are for emergencies only

  • November 28, 2019
  • Bonitas
Too often we read about emergency services and the police force spending hundreds of thousands...

Thinking processes

  • November 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Thinking processes,I define as the manipulation of information. Problem solving requires reflective thinking; reflective thinking...

Developing the skill of empathy

  • November 27, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Empathy is one of the five categories of Emotional intelligence (EQ), the others being social...

Technology in the Classroom - A South African Perspective

  • November 26, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
It seems that at the moment no social gathering can go by without South Africa’s...

DISNEY BABY MINNIE & MICKEY FIRST ABILITIES PLUSH DOLL

  • November 26, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Christmas is just around the corner and choosing a toy that will not only entertain,...

The importance of exposing your child to the arts

  • November 25, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As a father of two boys, I am constantly inspired and challenged, to expose my...

Developmental Milestones…What’s the fuss?

  • November 25, 2019
  • Skidz
If you are a parent or are around parents of young children, there is a...

Toddler Christmas Toy Guide

  • November 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
With Christmas only a month away, we asked Chicco South Africa to put together a...

The secret to speaking teen

  • November 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
How often do we hear the following statements when chatting to parents or teenagers: ‘I...

DISNEY BABY MINNIE & MICKEY 50CM PASTEL PLUSH

  • November 21, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With Christmas being just a few weeks away, choosing a toy that will guarantee smiles...

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...

GRADE 11s: 3 MONTHS, 3 FLEXES TO SET YOU UP…

  • November 19, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Although the focus is firmly on the Matric Class of 2019 currently writing their NSC...

Enjoy the great outdoors with your kids – Thule style

  • November 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
If you love all things nature-inspired, summer is the best time to get your kids...

LITTLE WORRIERS

  • November 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
In today's world anxiety is becoming more and more prevalent in children. While it is...

Sugar Bay: A dream holiday destination for children

  • November 18, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
Kids all over the world are ditching their cellphones, and switching off the TV in...

Exploring the strength of an introverted child

  • November 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Self-awareness is an important part of parenting. Knowing, understanding, and accepting our children and ourselves...

Review: The Official Elf on the Shelf Range

  • November 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
This amazing tradition was introduced by Carol to her family.  Santa’s Scout Elf has the...

How to help kids deal with anxiety

  • November 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Is your child anxious and worried? Here’s how to respond in a positive, helpful way...

Life skills curriculum in the media: Where does Impaq stand?

  • November 13, 2019
  • Impaq
The Sunday Times article, ‘Sex lessons for modern grade 4s in new life orientation curriculum’ (12...

DISNEY BABY MICKEY & MINNIE SOFT MUSIC BOX

  • November 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby, one of the world’s most famous toy brands of all time, introduces a...

Spur Secret Tribe hosts Chief Cook Event

  • November 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Working with unique South African flavour combinations, experimenting with different ingredients, measurements and cooking styles,...

Asthma

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

Sleep and Your Pre-School Child

  • November 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A lack of sleep is debilitating, and your pre-schooler’s disruptive sleep patterns can affect the...

A Positive Comparison Approach to Assist your Child

  • November 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
No two children are the same; they have different talents, interests, develop at different rates...

CHOOSING A PLAY SCHOOL

  • November 11, 2019
  • Meg Faure
Your baby reaches 18 months and suddenly there is a little shift in the things...

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...

Social exposure: examining the underlying insecurities in the future of…

  • November 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The social influence of robots on people and the insecurities this can bring should not...

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...

Discover the future of Safe Sleeping

  • November 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Did you know that the cot you place your baby in for a peaceful sleep...

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...

Financial preparation for prospective parents

  • November 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Having a baby can be wonderful. It can change your life in so many positive...

How to study for Languages

  • November 5, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Many learners place very little emphasis on studying for a language exam – after all,...

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...

No spanking, what now?

  • November 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
South Africa has just passed a law prohibiting the spanking of children as a way...

DISNEY BABY MICKEY & MINNIE LEARN & CUDDLE PLUSH DOLL

  • November 4, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby introduces an electronic plush doll that brings the star characters Mickey and Minnie...

Top tips for travelling with a stroller

  • November 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Make travel days easier and still have the holidays you want with Thule Travelling with...

Toddler Fun In The Sun: Safety First

  • November 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Even though South Africa is in the midst of a heatwave, there is still a...

Why climbing a tree is better than watching a screen…

  • October 31, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
It is all over the news! How much screen time is too much for young...

V-Tech Baby Pull & Pop Aeroplane

  • October 31, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Time flies when you’re having fun with V-Tech baby! A highly interactive toy, the Pull...

Environmental Education

  • October 30, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Education in any realm is important for changing oneself as well as the community in...

WHY CRASH COURSES ON BABY SLEEP DON’T WORK

  • October 29, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
I have been assisting families with implementing sleep plans for many years and as it...

Review: Thule Sleek Changing Bag

  • October 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We love the Thule Sleek Changing Bag. Every mom to be feels that they have...

Brands on-board to help SA families build bursaries for school

  • October 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As any parent knows, when it comes to affording quality education for our children, we...

Help! My child has no friends

  • October 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Help!  My child has no friends. We all have a need to love and be...

Encouraging/Fostering Independence in a Child’s Early Years

  • October 25, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
“I can do it myself” If you show me, I see….  If you tell me,...

Common First Aid Myths

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

Essential Life Skill: Acceptance

  • October 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Eckart Tolle once wrote “Accept then act. Whatever the present moment contains accept it as...

HELP YOUR TEENAGER TO ADOPT POSITIVE ATTITUDES

  • October 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
“I hear what you mean.” “I can feel what you are thinking.” Being able to...

How do I make my child love reading?

  • October 23, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As a grade six English teacher at Maragon Ruimsig, I am frequently asked this question...

Review: Angelcare Bath Support

  • October 23, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The perfect bath support for your little one!   The Angelcare Bath Support cradles your...

HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP DESPITE THIRD-TRIMESTER DISCOMFORT?

  • October 22, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Sleepless nights are often associated with the new-born baby phase, but the reality is that...

Sensory Play and the importance in brain development

  • October 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We may not realise but our little baby starts to use their sense of touch...

What bullying looks like and what to do about it

  • October 21, 2019
  • Impaq
Bullying has three defining characteristics – it is deliberate (a bully intends to hurt someone),...

Magical language of Toddlers

  • October 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The development of language is a big milestone for children. Language is the foundation for...

Review: Natralogic - Maternity Skincare Range

  • October 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
This beautiful range by Natralogic is a must buy for pregnant ladies.  There are so...

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...

Language and successful learning – is it REALLY that important?

  • October 17, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Have you ever gazed upon a giant oak tree? These majestic trees can grow as...

V-Tech Baby Snooze & Soothe Elephant

  • October 16, 2019
  • Prima Baby
The gorgeous 20cm, pastel blue V-Tech Baby Snooze & Soothe Elephant is the ultimate sleepy...

Why Screens Make Bad Childminders

  • October 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
“Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if pac-man affected us as kids, we’d all...

KEEPING SLEEP SAFE

  • October 15, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Safe sleep should be one of the first things parents are concerned about when creating...

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...

NIGHT TERRORS

  • October 11, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Most parents will be woken at least once in their child’s life, to their little...

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...

Shouldn’t It Be “Fed Is Best”?

  • October 10, 2019
  • OneAid
This post is a little different to my others because it is personal. I want...

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...

The importance of constructive play in early childhood development

  • October 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Not only is constructive play fun and entertaining for children, offering them endless hours of...

V-Tech Baby Sleepy Glow Bear

  • October 8, 2019
  • Prima Baby
V-Tech Baby Sleepy Glow Bear is a 25cm plush bear with a soft glowing tummy...

Crime stats, and the conversation we should have with our…

  • October 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We can leave behind a safer world for our children, says Fidelity ADT The month...

A day in the life of a homeschooling family

  • October 7, 2019
  • Impaq
So, you want to know what a typical day is like for a homeschooling family?...

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...

CELEBRATING ALL THE GOGO’S, GRANS, NANI’S AND NANAS THIS GRANDPARENT’S…

  • October 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Sunday, 6 October marks Grandparents Day – a day that is often overlooked while Mother’s...

Meet the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double

  • October 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The new ‘must-have’ addition for growing families who enjoy an active lifestyle Do you have...

Why summer is a great season for potty training

  • October 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Potty training does not have a season, but summer is a great time to give...

SOUTH AFRICA WELCOMES GLOBALLY-RECOGNISED ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL VALENTURE INSTITUTE, WITH…

  • October 3, 2019
  • Valenture Institute
And a unique curriculum, influenced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which encourages the...

With Impaq, learning to read is fun

  • October 3, 2019
  • Impaq
Learners in the Foundation Phase (Grade R to 3) should be introduced to reading in...

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...

SACAP DURBAN TO HOST RESILIENT PARENT EVENT

  • October 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) will be hosting a special parent morning...

V-Tech Baby Little Friendlies Magical Discovery Mirror

  • October 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Learn and discover with the V-Tech Baby Little Friendlies Magical Discovery Mirror.  Press the star...

EARLY WAKE-UPS

  • October 1, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
You reluctantly open your eyes. It’s still dark outside, but something very familiar called you...

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...

Make your wash more eco-friendly

  • September 30, 2019
  • EcoEgg South Africa
Take the stress out of washing your clothes with an ecoegg Laundry Egg The issue...

Help! My Child is in the wrong crowd

  • September 30, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
‘We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find...

TO CO-SLEEP OR NOT TO CO-SLEEP

  • September 30, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
One of the most common questions my clients ask is about when they need to...

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...

When your teen wants out of summer camp

  • September 27, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
"I don't want to go, it's just not fun anymore, I'm not a kid anymore."...

Choosing Life Sciences in High School

  • September 27, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Life Sciences or biological sciences comprise the branches of science that involve the scientific study...

Chicco anti-mosquito lotion and roll-on

  • September 26, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

A well-balanced child : Raising children who treat others with…

  • September 26, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Kindness is no easy task. In an attempt to facilitate their social and emotional development,...

Review: nu me cake in a cup mix

  • September 25, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Nu Me cake in a cup mix is a revolutionary product for the tasteful health industry,...

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...

Choosing Engineering Graphics and Design in High School

  • September 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD) offered at Abbotts College JHB South, teaches students internationally acknowledged...

Review: EcoEgg Laundry Egg

  • September 23, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A busy house always leads to loads and loads of washing so I can always...

The importance of baking

  • September 23, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Spending time in the kitchen and baking using new recipes helps children to develop a...

Addiction – a dangerous trend gripping the nation

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

Choosing Hospitality in High School

  • September 20, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
If you’re a people’s person and thrive in environments that are geared towards customer satisfaction,...

The Best Gear for Family Picnics

  • September 19, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The weather is getting warmer and it’s time to get outdoors.  One of the most...

Introducing: NuMe Cake in a Cup

  • September 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When kids have a sweet tooth and time is in short supply – moms need...

Chicco anti-mosquito wet wipes

  • September 18, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

WHY DAYTIME SLEEP IS IMPORTANT AND WAYS TO IMPROVE IT

  • September 17, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Busting the myth: How often have you come across parents that argue it is best...

Review: Slumber Melodies Lamb

  • September 17, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The Summer Infant Slumber Melodies Lamb is the perfect sleep time companion.  The lamb is...

Choosing Visual Arts in High School

  • September 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Visual Arts at high school level offers a multi-disciplinary programme that trains the hand and...

The importance of music in preschool

  • September 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Music has been made and enjoyed throughout history, it is a powerful and effective way...

The dark side of apps

  • September 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it’s not hard to see why. In...

Choosing History in High School

  • September 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
History helps one understand the world by examining the struggles, failures and successes of our...

ADJUSTING TO LIFE WITH TWO CHILDREN

  • September 11, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
The moment I found out I was pregnant with my second child I was in...

SAFE SKINCARE FOR MOM

  • September 11, 2019
  • Natralogic
Natralogic is South Africa’s first all-natural and safety approved range of skincare products designed for...

Teaching our children to have an attitude of gratitude

  • September 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Have you noticed that we may be bringing up a generation of young people who...

Chicco anti-mosquito spray

  • September 10, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

DESERT MILK

  • September 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
There’s a milk alternative that tastes amazing. It has a superior nutrient profile, is non-allergenic...

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....

CELLPHONE FREEDOM

  • September 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Are we unable to function or live or breathe without our cellphones? Do we really...

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...

To be, or not to be a homeschooling family: Our…

  • September 6, 2019
  • Impaq
The Janse van Rensburg Family relocated to Ghana in 2009 when their daughter Dené had...

The 5 best gifts that you can give your children,…

  • September 5, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A gift is something that we willingly give to another, without the expectation of payment....

The gift of hearing

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

KEEP CALM & STUDY ON: DON’T LET FEAR OF FAILURE…

  • September 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Many of South Africa’s Matric learners are approaching their looming final examinations filled with dread...

About the TopTots Tom-e Comforter Doll

  • September 3, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Our favourite Tom-e doll is now available as a comforter for your little one.  This...

BREASTFEEDING AND SLEEP

  • September 3, 2019
  • Good Night Baby
Often breastfeeding and sleep are thought to be part of two different worlds. Many people...

Inspiring a Love of Reading in Pre-Schoolers

  • September 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
To be a strong reader has multiple benefits for your child. One of the most...

Chicco Insect Repellent Range

  • September 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
100% natural protection for your little ones when they need it most.  With Spring upon...

MATRICS: A PAST PAPER A WEEK KEEPS YOUR FINALS RESULTS…

  • August 30, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The moment of truth has arrived for this year’s Grade 12s. With fewer than 100...

Matric learners: Top tips for exam success

  • August 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Matric learners all over South Africa have the finish line in sight as the race...

Will your preschooler cope with the demands of school?

  • August 28, 2019
  • Impaq
The first big decision When your child turns 6 it usually means that it’s their...

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...

Review: Lulla Doll

  • August 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The Lulla Doll is such an amazing product that was brought into South Africa for...

LEGO® Ideas Treehouse blooming with sustainable bricks

  • August 27, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
In a huge step towards sustainable play, the LEGO® Ideas Treehouse contains the highest number...

The benefits of bananas for babies

  • August 27, 2019
  • Clamber Club
The children’s song ‘Go Bananas! Eat Eat Bananas!’ carries some good advice for parents. Bananas...

Help! My child is writing exams for the first time

  • August 26, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The idea of writing exams rarely brings about emotions of excitement and happy anticipation!  In...

Silicone necklaces for moms and babies

  • August 26, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
BABE-Eeze silicone necklaces are attractive, brightly coloured bead necklaces that babies can chew on, pull...

Our Planet. Our children’s future!

  • August 23, 2019
  • The Papery
One of the biggest concerns we as parents have today, is what kind of a...

FIRST YEAR FEAR: FACING UP TO STUDY CHOICE DOUBT &…

  • August 23, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
After their first semester and first major university exams, many first years are sitting with...

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...

How can creativity benefit your kids?

  • August 21, 2019
  • The Papery
In a world where more and more young people end up on anti-depressants, what can...

Review: Mom2B Pregnancy Shakes

  • August 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Keeping your body at optimum levels during and after pregnancy can be tough, especially if...

BABY SENSES ANIMAL THEATRE AND FINGER PUPPET

  • August 20, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco’s Baby Senses range of toy is a developmentally engaging range of colourful toys that...

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...

3 Tips to manage homesickness like a pro

  • August 19, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
When you introduce the idea of camp to your children, the first reaction expected is...

Review: Boon Bundle - Feeding starter kit

  • August 19, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Cleaning baby’s bottles just become fun! The brightly coloured Feeding Starter Bundle is not only...

What should my toddler be doing during the day?

  • August 16, 2019
  • Skidz
PLAY! This may seem obvious, but it is essential to a child’s development. Sometimes we...

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...

Teach your children to have self-respect

  • August 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine holding a big juicy orange in your hand. The fruit feels heavy and cool...

Some helpful tips on making subject choices for all Grade…

  • August 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Our Grade 9 learners are currently standing at the crossroad of having to make subject-choices....

BABY SENSES VIBRATING MONKEY RATTLE AND GIRAFFE RATTLE

  • August 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Baby Senses Vibrating Monkey Rattle and Giraffe Rattle are two of the cutest and most...

Chasing academic A’s limits possibilities

  • August 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Education, as we have known it for the past 100 years, is fixated on academic...

How to help your child decrease screen time

  • August 12, 2019
  • Clamber Club
For a parent, nothing eliminates the burden of entertaining your child more than handing them...

Combatting rising healthcare costs

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

4 Extended Breastfeeding Tips

  • August 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As a mother that really struggled with breastfeeding I really take my hat off to the moms...

Don’t forget to have FUN!

  • August 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Sometimes. Moms and Dads get so bogged down with the routines of the day that...

AR adds a new way to play with LEGO® Hidden…

  • August 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
South Africa’s first two LEGO® Certified Stores have celebrated the arrival of LEGO® Hidden Side™,...

Baby monitor. Do I really need one?

  • August 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The question I get asked is ‘is it really necessary? After all my parents did...

University athletes score top jobs

  • August 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Participation in university sports is highly regarded by future employers. In an increasingly competitive business...

August is breastfeeding month: Relax into breast feeding

  • August 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
 Each new mum’s circumstances are different, and they help her decide on whether to breast...

Impaq helps learners prepare for the real world

  • August 6, 2019
  • Impaq
Home education (or homeschooling) helps learners prepare for the real world as homeschool learners learn...

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...

BABY SENSES MRS GIRAFFE STROLLER ROPE TOY

  • August 5, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco’s Baby Senses range of toy is a developmentally engaging range of colourful toys that...

EMBRACING THE PROCESS NOT JUST THE PRODUCT

  • August 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
“It must not be forgotten that the basic law of children's creativity is that it’s...

Be on the same page

  • August 2, 2019
  • South African Divorce Support Association
I am often being approached by one parent enquiring on what their rights are regarding...

Pregnant and too busy to eat healthily?

  • August 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Life doesn’t stop when you are pregnant. Most of us are still busy with a...

Top Product Picks for Your Baby

  • July 31, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
“A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.”...

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...

Impaq’s Top Achievers Share Their Advice

  • July 31, 2019
  • Impaq
While most matrics are getting ready for the preliminary examinations, we thought we would look...

Keep your kids moving

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

Boys and girls play differently

  • July 30, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Is this genetics or destiny?  Nature verses nurture? When observing a playground full of children,...

4 Bottle Feeding Tips To Make Mom’s Life Easier

  • July 29, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
There are many reasons why moms bottle feed their babies. Some moms choose to feed...

Toptots Slippers

  • July 29, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Winter is coming and those little feet need to be kept warm.  Our toddler slippers...

Why is it important for your baby to be exposed…

  • July 26, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
From the moment your baby is born, she starts to learn about her environment. She...

Tips For Handling Your Newborn

  • July 26, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Becoming a parent is the beginning of an entirely new phase of one’s life. Caring...

5 Tips For Raising A Child As A Single Parent

  • July 25, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
According to statistics, there is a steady increase in a family run by a single...

Bringing art to life- 3 Traits every art teacher should…

  • July 25, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
How do we create the next generation of innovative artists? Through all our amazing art teachers...

YOUNIVERSE (Group 1/2/3 (9-36kgs) ever-growing car seat

  • July 24, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Youniverse is the cars eat that starts at 9kgs and follows your child up to...

The Importance Of Following New Parent Advice For Your Own…

  • July 24, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Being a parent can be overwhelming at the best of times, especially if it is...

The importance of reading at home

  • July 23, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Of all the important learning activities we can do with young children, reading probably trumps...

10 Reward Ideas For Kids To keep Them Motivated and…

  • July 23, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Many parents make the mistake of assuming that a reward system involves extravagant items. There...

PARENTAL SELF-CARE

  • July 22, 2019
  • Impaq
In the previous articles I have spoken about the ADD/ADHD child but what about the...

Parenting Through Grief

  • July 22, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Facing the death of a loved one can be a monumentally difficult emotional hurdle to...

Tips for Travelling with Your Toddler

  • July 19, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
My husband and I travelled with our two-year-old on a long-haul flight to London. Having...

7 Tips For Teaching Kids About Dogs

  • July 19, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
There are numerous benefits linked to having a family dogas a pet and teaching kids how...

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...

COSMOS Group 0+/1 (0 – 18kgs) belt-installed car seat

  • July 18, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Rear and front-facing, the Cosmos is a belt-installed car seat that is the perfect introduction...

Tips To Keep your Sanity As An Expecting Mom

  • July 17, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Being a mom can be quite exciting. After all, you’re bringing new life into the...

21st Century Teaching - A Gateway to Curiosity

  • July 17, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Lifting students learning in a school is a collaborative effort. It requires team effort, both...

INTRODUCING NERF FORTNITE - THE ONLY WAY TO PLAY FORTNITE…

  • July 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Calling all NERF Nation fans, gear up and get ready as NERF FORTNITE hits South...

What is Independence?

  • July 16, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Independence is defined as freedom from the control, influence, support and aid of others. This...

Emotional Decisions

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

Pregnancy and Travel: Tips for Flying the Friendly Skies While…

  • July 15, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Becoming pregnant is one of the greatest gifts a woman could ever experience. Yes, you...

How to help your child make their subject selections in…

  • July 12, 2019
  • Impaq
This time of the year Grade 9 learners need to make their subject selections for...

GOOD NUTRITION FOR TEENS

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

Review: Oh So Crafty

  • July 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Oh so crafty has brought upon the newest and improved form of art for children,...

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...

CREATIVE EXPRESSION

  • July 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
So, what is creative expression? Creative expression allows children to express their feelings and emotions....

FOLD & GO - Group 2/3 Isofix-installed car seat

  • July 10, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Fold & Go is the brand new car seat that folds up into a compact...

Inquiry based learning

  • July 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
One need only watch a young child spending a day at the beach to realise...

Sensory Integration Difficulties

  • July 9, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
The number of children presenting with Sensory Integration Difficulties is increasing significantly. It is important...

What Every parent should know about…creating a safe sleep environment

  • July 8, 2019
  • Snuggletime
Babies spend the greater part of 12 months sleeping so it essential to provide a...

BE A SMART PARENT AND RAISE VICTORIOUS KIDS

  • July 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
From the start, kids are faced with the need to achieve. There are waiting lists...

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...

The Big Question: Should Cellphones Be At Camp?

  • July 5, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to get off their phone? Or delayed...

Why choose Tourism as a subject?

  • July 4, 2019
  • Impaq
As tourism is such an integral part of any country’s marketing strategy, it has become...

Parents need to be happy too

  • July 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
In a world where life seems to keep us spinning in a never-ending vortex of...

How to improve your child’s core strength

  • July 3, 2019
  • Clamber Club
“Core strength” has been a buzz word in the health industry the last few years,...

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...

10 smart ways to empower your daughter

  • July 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We want our girls to have every opportunity to become strong, successful women. How we...

SEAT UP 0+/1/2 (0-25KGS) ISOFIX-INSTALLED CAR SEAT

  • July 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
One of the sturdiest and most popular car seats on the market, the Seat Up...

Process Art and Early Childhood Development

  • July 1, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Process art is all about the experience children have when they are creating.  We encourage...

Perfectionism can be self-destructive

  • July 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Mfundo (not his real name), a grade 1 learner, was struggling at school. His distraught...

Pregnancy and Medical Aid

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

CHICCO BATH THERMOMETERS

  • June 28, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Parents often struggle with knowing the correct temperature of their baby’s bath water.  Whilst it...

Review: Happy Yosh

  • June 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Helping your child to understand their emotions and what emotions are from a young age...

When And How To Exercise Post Caesarean

  • June 27, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are wondering what life post caesarean surgery is going to be like, this...

Art is Fundamental

  • June 26, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
What is art? Art is the “expression or application of human creative skill and imagination”...

Review: Chicco Bath Temperature Indicator & Bath Thermometer

  • June 26, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Bath Temperature Indicator The Chicco Bath Temperature Indicator is a wonderful device that can be...

ALLOWANCE AND BUDGET FOR TEENS

  • June 25, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Children and teenagers have to be shown and taught how to deal with money. We...

The Twistshake Food Processor Product Review

  • June 24, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Recently, the Twistshake Food Processor has been introduced to South Africa. This is a remarkable...

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU LIKE ONE CHILD MORE THAN…

  • June 21, 2019
  • Mia Von Scha
We all have times where we favour one child over another. Children go through different...

Review: Chicco Thermo Distance Thermometer

  • June 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Certainly the worst part about winter starting and the chill in the air is the...

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...

How To Prepare For Your Caesarean Birth

  • June 20, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Preparing for a Caesarean birth is a simple, but needed, process. As with a natural...

CHICCO DIGI BABY PAEDIATRIC THERMOMETER AND FLEX NIGHT THERMOMETER

  • June 19, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Winter is coming in South Africa and flu, colds and fevers may become a reality...

Keeping Germs Away From Your Baby

  • June 19, 2019
  • Ali Samuels
Statistics have shown that nearly 70% of common illnesses are spread through the hands by people who...

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...

Making and keeping memories

  • June 18, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
When you are pregnant or have a newborn everyone tells you that time passes by...

How to choose Pre-Primary School

  • June 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Choosing a school for your little one should not be a last minute, hasty decision....

Three reasons why it may be unfair to make your…

  • June 18, 2019
  • Impaq
The world of work is changing more rapidly than ever before. Shifts in economies and...

The Upspring High Waist C-Panty Review

  • June 17, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Upspring High Waist C-Panty is a great product for any women who has recently...

Milestones - are they important?

  • June 17, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
I had a call from a concerned parent yesterday and I realised again how hard...

The wonderful gift of boredom in children

  • June 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Never in the history of mankind have we been so bombarded by technology in the...

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...

Spur Secret Tribe hosts Chief Cook Event

  • June 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
https://youtu.be/B_RvANXw9Gk Working with unique South African flavour combinations, experimenting with different ingredients, measurements and cooking...

Plan to stay warm and save money this winter

  • June 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Thinking ahead will often save you money. Last-minute decisions or leaving things until they become...

What You Need To Know About C-Section Recovery

  • June 13, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
C-Section recovery is a much needed practice after welcoming your bundle of joy into the...

CHICCO COMFORT QUICK INFRARED THERMOMETER

  • June 12, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Winter is coming in South Africa and flu, colds and fevers may become a reality...

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...

START YOUR CHILD ON THE CODING PATH, EVEN IF THEIR…

  • June 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
There is a lot of talk in South Africa about the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

THE POSITIVES OF ADHD

  • June 11, 2019
  • Impaq
So far, I have written about some of the difficulties experienced in raising and parenting...

GRADE 9 SUBJECT CHOICES – MORE OPTIONS REQUIRE GREATER THOUGHT

  • June 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Grade Nine learners will soon have the exciting task of selecting the subjects they want...

Setting your child up for success

  • June 10, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Being a parent of an eighteen-year-old that has just started university, I again realise how...

How to build a relationship of trust

  • June 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Trust is at the core of all positive human relationships.  This is according to Cindy...

Life After Camp: 3 tips for a smoother re-entry home

  • June 7, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
There are a gazillion articles with tricks and tips on sending your child to camp;...

Get The ABC’s On C-Section Births

  • June 6, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
C-section births are a hot topic within the parenting world. Some mother’s may elect to...

Prepare now to study abroad in 2020

  • June 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Matrics who want to study in the United States and United Kingdom next year need...

CHICCO THERMO DISTANCE INFRARED THERMOMETER

  • June 5, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Winter is coming in South Africa and flu, colds and fevers may become a reality...

Five facts about ‘flu

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

New Research on the Importance of Learning through Play

  • June 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop Highlights the Importance of Learning through Play in Parent-Child...

About the TopTots Healthy Plate, Healthy Me

  • June 4, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
An innovative way of encouraging young children to eat healthily  This product is the brain...

Don’t tell your kids they are smart!

  • June 4, 2019
  • Impaq
The school report can elicit many feelings among parents and students; feelings of failure or...

Encouraging Meaningful Play

  • June 3, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Play time is so important for our children as a foundation for learning: Here are...

Dealing with different personalities in a classroom

  • June 3, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
One of the first lessons every teacher learns is that, in every classroom there is...

OVERWHELMED BY VOLUMES OF DIGITAL PHOTOS?

  • May 31, 2019
  • My File About Me
The average person uses digital photography as a way to document their life. Most people...

Why Your Child Should Be Getting An Allowance

  • May 30, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
If your child has just started learning the difference between bills and coins, it won’t...

Natalija’s 20th camp anniversary at Sugar Bay

  • May 30, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
In 2015, we saw Natalija Bozovic walk through our gates on our Thailand themed holiday...

The ideal baby shower gift!

  • May 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We have all been there…. We stand in the store trying to find a suitable...

Connecting to the new world of learning

  • May 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
For Johannesburg-based coach, Penny Castle, who is a speaker at the SACAP Festival of Learning...

How To Express At Work

  • May 28, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Making the transition from maternity leave to going back to work can be an emotionally...

FANTASTIC LOVE PHYSIO SOFT PACIFIERS AND TEETHERS

  • May 27, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, global leaders in nursing care, bring trendy babies a funky new look for 2019...

The Silent One

  • May 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A school is not a quiet place. In my experience children constantly talk and more...

Top Tips on How to Ace Your Physical Sciences Exam

  • May 23, 2019
  • Impaq
The June Examination might already be underway but that does not mean that you can’t...

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...

Are homework and assessments all bad?

  • May 23, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Recently a lot has been said about the pressures of homework and assessments especially on...

Regression during Potty Training

  • May 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Regression is going from totally dry during the day to having 2 or more accidents...

Backpack Backpack

  • May 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Oops is a lovely company all about children's happiness! They create products with the child...

Dare to Discipline your Darlings!

  • May 22, 2019
  • Munchkins
“Discipline” has received swearword status in many modern parenting circles. It is now quite trendy...

Capture your child’s attention!

  • May 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We have all bought those flimsy shape box toys right? My greatest frustration was always...

Empathy skills are Key to better learning

  • May 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Nelson Mandela famously stated that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to...

Tips on raising a bilingual child

  • May 21, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Knowing how to speak more than one language is a wonderful gift – particularly when...

The Medela Breastmilk Storage Bags Review

  • May 20, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are planning on storing your breastmilk, then this is a product you definitely...

VAMPIRINA: BEHIND THE MAGIC!

  • May 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Have you heard about Vampirina? She’s a ghoulish girl in a human world – and...

Foldscope, the science tool every child needs

  • May 17, 2019
  • SciBuddy
Giving your child her own microscope might not be something you’ve ever considered. First of...

The Power of Positive Recognition

  • May 16, 2019
  • Impaq
“I believe the children are our future.  Teach them well and let them lead the...

Parenting tips for ADHD

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

The critical link between extra mural activities and effective learning

  • May 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Let’s consider what it takes to transform rough diamonds into the magnificence that we admire...

How does one simple toy help your baby develop?

  • May 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
You would never believe the benefits that building blocks have… yes building blocks!  From problem...

Help my Toddler is abusing me

  • May 15, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
In our Toptots classes, a question that frequently arises is that of how to stop...

Surviving a Newborn

  • May 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
By Nicky Kyle - Good Night Sleep Consultant “It would be easy they said”“What is...

Tutors – Trend or Necessity?

  • May 15, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Children these days are expected to perform in every aspect of their lives from a...

Tips For Pumping On the Road

  • May 14, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are a pumping mother, and are planning a trip in the near future,...

Baby Wearing – The power of Snuggling Close

  • May 14, 2019
  • Meg Faure
Baby wearing is defined as “the practice of keeping your baby or toddler close and...

BRING FANTASY AND FUN TO MEAL TIMES WITH THE FANTASTIC…

  • May 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, global leaders in nursing care, bring trendy babies a funky new look for 2019...

Choose to be the role model your child wished to…

  • May 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Many people will easily argue that the greatest gift to children is an education. Whilst...

10 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT KIM POSSIBLE!

  • May 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
10 secrets you NEVER knew about the making of Disney Channel’s mega new movie, Kim...

Tips For Flying Whilst Breastfeeding

  • May 10, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
With the Easter holidays having come and gone, many South Africans may have utilized that...

Deciphering Medical Aid Speak

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

The Benefits of Play

  • May 9, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
A commonly used phrase these days is: “Play is the work of children”. Some people...

The Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump Review

  • May 9, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
If you are in the market for a breast pump, but looking for something that...

Avoid the Procrastination

  • May 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Having a plan is always a good idea, however not everything goes according to plan,...

KEEP PACIFIERS CLEAN WITH THE FANTASTIC LOVE RANGE OF NURSING…

  • May 7, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, global leaders in nursing care, bring trendy babies a funky new look for 2019...

Never do tomorrow what you can do today…

  • May 7, 2019
  • StudyChamp
“Or is this always true?” asks many a procrastinator. Most children, especially teenagers have mastered...

Mother tongue education matters

  • May 6, 2019
  • Impaq
Your husband is transferred to a small town and you have some difficult choices to...

Puzzles are important for early childhood development

  • May 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We all know that there is a lot of research on how puzzles help young...

Calming strategies for a fussy baby

  • May 6, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
The transition from the womb to the world is a challenging one for your baby....

10 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT STAR WARS RESISTANCE

  • May 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Want the inside scoop on Disney’s stellar new animated series, Star Wars Resistance? Look no...

5 Key Tips For All Moms Who Need To Practice…

  • May 3, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
5 Key Tips For All Moms Who Need To Practice Pumping On the Go If...

To honour the one who raised you is a gift

  • May 3, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, 12 May. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to...

Helping your child prepare for exams

  • May 2, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Start early, make a schedule, get enough exercise (and sleep!) and review past papers. These...

UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS: LOOK BEYOND BANNERS & BALLOONS TO MAKE…

  • May 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
In coming weeks, public universities and private institutions across South Africa will host a series...

CHICCO PRESENT THE FANTASTIC LOVE NURSING RANGE

  • May 2, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco, the 360 degree approach to all things baby, was recently taken over by Prima...

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...

DISNEY CHANNEL MAY 2019 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

  • May 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
KIM POSSIBLE – THE MOVIE Disney Channel Original Movie premiere Friday 3rd May at 16:00...

DISNEY JUNIOR MAY 2019 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

  • May 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
P. J. MASKS                        ...

There’s Always More Than Meets the Eye with New Transformers…

  • May 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Not long ago, and somewhere close by, a glowing mist filled with Transformers power called...

What To Expect As A New Parent

  • April 30, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Being a new parent is definitely no walk in the park. Therefore, knowing what you...

Educational opportunities for brilliant young minds

  • April 30, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
This time of the year is an exciting period for learners who have dared to...

Review: Child's Farm Body Products

  • April 29, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Child’s Farm Hair and Body Wash The Child's Farm Hair and Body Wash is perfect...

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...

Medela Breastmilk Storage Bags

  • April 25, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Medela breastmilk storage bags are an excellent product for all parents to use. This...

Making memories with your children

  • April 24, 2019
  • Clamber Club
You don’t need an extravagant vacation to make a lifetime of memories with your children....

The Notre Dame fire and its impact on society

  • April 23, 2019
  • Impaq
The world watched in shock as the famous Notre Dame cathedral went up in flames...

6 Parenting Tips To Get Your Kids Listening

  • April 23, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Being a parent brings many joys and along with those joys comes challenges. It is...

Positive discipline

  • April 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When talking about discipline in schools, modern trends use buzz-words such as “Positive discipline”; “Values-based...

Chicco Manual and Electric Breast Pumps

  • April 22, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With 61 years as global leaders in the world of baby products, Chicco has perfected...

Review: Chicco Home Bottle Warmer

  • April 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A simple solution to warming up your baby’s bottle as well as baby food.  If...

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...

Motivating your teenager in preparations for examinations

  • April 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Parents are often just as stressed, as their teenagers are when it comes to preparing...

How mindfulness can improve parent well-being

  • April 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
It’s the nature of parenting that the many delights and joys we find in our...

First Aid Tips Every Mom Should Know

  • April 15, 2019
  • OneAid
I was recently asked by All4Women to put together my top 10 first aid tips...

Chicco Bottle warmer and milk containers

  • April 15, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With 61 years as global leaders in the world of baby products, Chicco has perfected...

Review: Chicco Natural Feeling Bottle Range

  • April 12, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Finding the perfect bottle that easily transitions between breastfeeding and bottle feeding is hard, to...

Can Mom Drink Coffee When Breastfeeding?

  • April 12, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Food and drink restrictions while pregnant are normal and expected. But how about after the...

Tips To Using A Manual Breast Pump

  • April 11, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
Using a manual breast pump is not as arduous as some moms think it should...

Understanding your baby better through Sensory Intelligence®

  • April 11, 2019
  • Clamber Club
How often have you heard parents say: “My kids differ like day and night.” A...

Surviving the newborn stage – 6 top tips

  • April 10, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Becoming a parent fills you with so many emotions – joy, happiness, love, apprehension, fear…you...

How to improve your academics

  • April 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Believe in yourself. Assess your current academic performance and set appropriate academic goals. Make a...

Everything You Need To Know About The Medela Harmony Manual…

  • April 10, 2019
  • Breastpumps and Beyond
The Medela Harmony is a manual breast pump perfect for every mom. This little breast...

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...

Chicco Electric & Microwave Sterilizers

  • April 9, 2019
  • Prima Baby
With 61 years as global leaders in the world of baby products, Chicco has perfected...

The Value of Performance Arts in Healthy Child Development

  • April 5, 2019
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Although some might view arts education as a luxury, creative expression is in fact a...

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

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A happy home environment can help your child to develop an internal sense of control...

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A student’s high school career is far more than mastering subjects. The goal is to...

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We recently went to a very popular restaurant for lunch and to my astonishment there...

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Grade 11s who are serious about bringing their best game to their Matric finals next...

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If it’s too loud, you’re too old? No, more like too sensible… Headphones and earphones...

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Once there was a red balloon that lived in a house with a family. Every...

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Many people debate over whether they need an electric or manual breast pump. Truth be...

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With 61 years as global leaders in the world of baby products, Chicco has perfected...

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It is common knowledge that teachers are some of the most stressed professionals in our...

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The Twistshake Mini Click Mat is a revolutionary piece of feeding equipment every parent simply...

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The Chicco Easy Lunch Booster Seat is a simple yet effectively designed mobile feeding solution. ...

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My children simply did not fit into the mainstream schooling system. They’re both very bright...

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Pregnancy is one of the most life-altering experiences for a woman. Pregnancy Awareness Week takes...

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If you are wondering about the answer to this question, then it’s most likely that...

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Behind most things that we want, at the core of what we think we are...

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Managing a baby’s portion control can be tricky, especially if you are a new parent....

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  • March 25, 2019
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How many times have you been out for dinner, or to a picnic, only to...

Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared

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Oneaid focuses on preventing and reducing the risk of childhood injuries. Through blog posts and...

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Mfundo is a young man who is considered to be a top academic and sporting...

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As digital continues to grow and influence the day to day lives of children, and...

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Bullies have always existed. However, in the digital age, the bullying we are seeing is...

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Before going out and buying a high chair it’s important to know the safety requirements....

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Parenting is a walk in the park.  Jurassic Park.  The journey to teenagerhood is dotted...

A Bump To The Head: When Should You Worry?

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I have attended to many children in the ER who have taken a tumble. In...

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The Chicco Mode Booster Seat is the ideal solution for toddlers who want to sit...

MATRIC FAILURE: GETTING BACK ON TRACK WITHOUT LOSING HOPE

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The future may look bleak and uncertain to the more than 170 000 Grade 12s...

How To Instantly Organize Childhood Memories

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How do you survive an influx of your kids’ stuff pouring into your home from...

Medical tax rebates stable after budget speech

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

Review: Chicco Mode Booster Seat

  • March 15, 2019
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The Chicco MoDe Booster Seat is a great mobile solution for feeding.  The seat is...

UNO®, World's #1 Card Game, Announces New Game - DOS™

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What’s better than one? Two, of course! Introducing the newest member to the UNO® family, the...

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  • March 14, 2019
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Public schools in South Africa can look forward to joining the digital education revolution as...

How To Track Baby's Feeds, Sleeps and Nappies

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There are many ways to track your baby's daily essentials. You may prefer to use...

DIFFERENT ROUTES FOR TACKLING MATRIC THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING

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Thousands upon thousands of learners who fail Matric every year are either unable or unwilling...

CHICCO POCKET RELAX BOUNCER

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Ensure your newborn always has a place to sit and play. Perfect for families on...

What is Divorce Mediation?

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Separation and divorce are among the most distressing and disruptive events that individuals and families...

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You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach...

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There are a few baby feeding myths in circulation, which will definitely be forced on...

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Today, more and more children are expected to do more and perform better. However, parents...

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  • March 8, 2019
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There is no doubt that we all need a good First-Aid Kit in the home,...

1ST YEAR EARLY WARNING SIGNS: HOW TO AVOID BECOMING A…

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Across the country, hundreds of thousands of young people recently entered Higher Education hoping to...

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If you have been on any social media platform these past few weeks you might...

The UK’s No.1 sensitive toiletries brand for babies & children,…

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The brand’s range of bath, skin and hair care products are currently available in 117...

MATRICS: USE THE NEXT 6 WEEKS TO LAY THE FOUNDATION…

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University choices may feel like a distant priority for this year’s Matrics who are currently...

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When choosing milk, it’s not just a matter of full cream, low-fat or flavoured anymore....

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A fantastic booster seat that suits baby’s needs as they start developing independence and more...

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Finding a black and white feeding guide for babies is a difficult thing to do....

The Twistshake Divide Plate: Everything You Need To Know About…

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The Twistshake Divide Plate is a must have for all moms and dads out there....

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Play for a child, prepares them for adulthood with all life’s delights and contests. What...

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We often think that science is reserved for high school children and that not all...

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“How was your day?” “Fine.” “Anything interesting happen?” “No.” “Lots of homework?” “Mmm.” “My day...

Feel The Beat: Drumming at Sugar Bay

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The breastmilk bank is probably the most altruistic banking system in the world. Healthy, lactating...

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Mattel South Africa is pleased to announce the launch of the coolest toy this season… ...

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Mattel relaunches the original micro-scale doll with a surprise in every compact  to show kids...

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Members of Bonitas Medical Fund will now have access to free lifestyle vouchers as well...

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Thousands of learners who finished their matric studies last year have already started 2019 in...

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The Adult Programme for People with Autism (APPAutism) is a registered non-profit company that aims...

How To Make Messy Eating Easier With The Twistshake Mini…

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Messy eating is a hugely important part of the developmental phase for all children. However,...

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Have you ever considered that your child’s struggles at school may be because of emotional...

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Being a parent is challenging enough, but when you’re doing it solo, you have double...

Review: Chicco First Dreams Next2Dreams 3-in-1 cot Mobile

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The 3-in-1 cot mobile by Chicco’s First Dreams range is fully compatible with most cot...

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Breast leakage is something which many mothers fear. Whilst this is not a sure fire...

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The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme has launched a new partnership with the GROW...

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When babies are learning to walk, they fall (or fail) many times over. Babies need...

Enjoy an EGGstra-ordinary Easter with Cadbury

  • February 22, 2019
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Cadbury South Africa launches its eggstra-ordinary 2019 Easter range which includes three mouth-watering products; Cadbury...

Everything You Need To Know About The 3pc Twistshake Feeding…

  • February 22, 2019
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Twistshake is taking the South African baby feeding market by storm. And the 3pc Twistshake...

How to teach the essential skill of self-awareness to your…

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Life on earth is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and our reactions to these emotions....

Review: Chicco First Dreams Baby Bear

  • February 21, 2019
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  The first and only best friend your baby will ever need! Chicco is renowned...

Back to Basics: The Importance of Play

  • February 20, 2019
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When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than...

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  • February 20, 2019
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Civilised and primitive societies have always insisted on certain standards, such as having respect for...

Making your medical aid benefits last

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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
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The topic of high allergen foods being consumed while breastfeeding has been a long debated...

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Disney Doorables is a wonderful play house set that comes with Disney characters, their homes,...

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Using a curriculum provider is a convenient, straightforward and effective option for home education parents –...

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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
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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
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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
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No other topic could create a catastrophe of opinions, judgements, beliefs and arguments as parenting....

FROM PLAYSCHOOL TO BIG SCHOOL: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD…

  • February 15, 2019
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Moving from pre-school into a formal schooling environment is a big step not only for...

Kidico Sticks It to The Bland

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Kidico is a Durban-based sticker and label printing company with a difference. From customised vinyl...

HEALTHY EATING FOR A HEALTHY PREGNANCY

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There’s nothing else quite like pregnancy to sharpen your focus on your health and well-being. ...

The What-We-Need-To-Breeze-Through-2019 for Busy Parents

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You’re a parent. Got any spare time? No? We didn’t think so. Since we know...

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  • February 13, 2019
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“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult...

Three reasons why you really should print your photos

  • February 12, 2019
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Epson, a renowned manufacturer of printing and visual imaging solutions, ran a survey on social...

Breastfeeding Do’s And Don’ts: How To Lead A Healthy Breastfeeding…

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The Do’s Of A Breastfeeding Diet The importance of leading a healthy diet whilst breastfeeding...

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  • February 11, 2019
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Home education is a wonderful, worthwhile journey, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming....

GREAT RESULTS, NO UNI: STUDY OPTIONS IF YOU PERFORMED BETTER…

  • February 10, 2019
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Many Matrics from the Class of 2018 currently find themselves in the fortunate position of...

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  • February 10, 2019
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Deciding to get a tertiary qualification is a big commitment, both financially and in terms...

Find love in your language this Valentine’s Day with Cadbury…

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#FindLoveInYourLanguage Each Valentine’s period the pressure of expressing your love to those around you increases,...

Why we should be testing our food for nitrates and…

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Summer is here, and the holiday season is approaching with the promise of lots of...

MATRIC FAILURE: GETTING BACK ON TRACK WITHOUT LOSING HOPE

  • February 9, 2019
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The future may look bleak and uncertain to the more than 170 000 Grade 12s...

Creative Play Helps Children Grow – Encouraging Creativity in Children

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Have you ever watched children at play?  Have you seen and heard the wonderful things...

Listen Up! What’s the big deal with childhood hearing loss?

  • February 8, 2019
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Hearing is one of the most important senses. Through hearing we learn how to communicate...

Everything you Need To Know About The 2pc Twistshake Feeding…

  • February 7, 2019
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The 2pc Twistshake feeding spoons set is something every mom needs in her cupboard! This...

Values in the Classroom

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As technological advancements have swept through classrooms in the last decade, the way in which...

TODDLER APPROPRIATE CHORES – IT BULIDS CONFIDENCE

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When we are born, each of us is entirely reliant on others and therefore we...

Ways to model social involvement for the next generation

  • February 6, 2019
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Social involvement also known as social participation refers to one’s degree of participation in a...

Why adoption is a problem in South Africa

  • February 5, 2019
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As 2018 drew to a close, the war of attrition over South African adoption took...

2019 World Read Out- loud Day

  • February 1, 2019
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There is huge potential in South Africa to turn our literacy crisis around so that...

Time-Efficient Tips for Self-Care for New Parents

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There’s a reason you need to put your oxygen mask on first on a plane:...

Chicco Baby Moments Bath Range

  • January 30, 2019
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As Chicco say, “wherever there’s a baby, there’s the best scent in the world!” –...

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  • January 28, 2019
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Chicco, leaders in baby products for over 60 years, announce the all new worldwide first...

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  • January 28, 2019
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When choosing products for your little one’s delicate skin which is still in the process...

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With matric complete, a new cohort of Generation Z (Gen-Z) is now in search of...

Chicco Baby Moments Body Lotion & Massage Oil

  • January 23, 2019
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Chicco, leaders in baby care products are now fully distributed in South Africa through Prima...

Explore the microscopic world – Fun ideas for bored kids

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Parents and caregivers need plenty of ideas to keep kids entertained throughout the holiday. If...

Home first aid kit check list

  • January 21, 2019
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Every home should have a first aid kit and while you can buy a complete...

Financial planning tips for parents

  • January 21, 2019
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School holidays are long gone and the reality of live is slowly but surely setting...

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  • January 17, 2019
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Summer is the season most South Africans look forward to for its long, lazy weekends...

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An Open Letter To My Teacher Dear Teacher, I think it’s time I told you...

Chicco Baby Moments Sweet Perfumed Water

  • January 16, 2019
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Wherever there’s a baby, there’s the best scent in the world!   Baby’s first beauty...

Preparation tips for parents on back to school headaches

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It's back to school time again. Parents know this time of year all too well....

8 Best apps for parents to monitor their children

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Monitoring the activities of the children has become a huge challenge for the parents in...

Is anxious the new normal?

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Majority of Generation Z admit to feeling anxious about something in their daily lives and...

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The day I had been dreading has finally arrived: the day my potty mouth has...

Chicco Oral Care Collection

  • January 8, 2019
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Chicco, the 360 degree solution to baby care, is now in South Africa on a...

4 Mistakes couples make about money

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The reality is that finances, if not properly managed and understood by each partner, can...

Chicco Easy Fit Baby Carrier

  • December 21, 2018
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New from Chicco and new to South Africa, the Easy Fit Baby Sling is the...

Review: Chicco EasyFit Baby Carrier

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Chicco EasyFit Baby Carrier is a great little carrier. There are no complex instructions and...

R2.1 Million to celebrate MYSCHOOL 21 Years of Giving Back

  • December 17, 2018
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The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme is celebrating 21 years of giving back.  To...

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There’s a lot that goes into owning a house, from paying it off, to decorating...

Dealing with first year failure- temporary setback, not lifelong failure

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Thousands of first year students receiving their end of year results are having to face...

Prima Toys’ Top 10 for the Festive Season

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The Festive Season is upon us. And this year, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles will...

How To Keep A Record Of Your Breastfeeding (And 5…

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Keeping a record of your breastfeeding may seem a little time consuming. Not only do...

Spur Secret Tribe hosts Chief Cook Event

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Working with unique South African flavour combinations, experimenting with different ingredients, measurements and cooking styles,...

15 Lessons from a second-time mom

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Congratulations on your second pregnancy! Wondering what lies ahead – besides a couple of extra...

Making Your Home Toddler-Proof

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In South Africa, a child is most likely to injure themselves at home - far more so...

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As a mother of four teenagers, it would be plausible for me to hail myself...

What to do if your teenager is depressed

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Growing up can be an emotional rollercoaster, during which a young person has to contend...

Disney Baby Learning Pad

  • November 19, 2018
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Always looking for your phone, only to find it in baby’s hands while they press...

Review: My Feeling Friends - Sammy the Starfish

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While everyone else was having fun, Sammy the Starfish was feeling glum. He didn't know...

How to keep the kids entertained on a long car…

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Long car trips are part of the activity of modern families today. Many are investing...

Surviving matric results- a parent's guide

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I have a friend who used to work at the BBC going through the raw...

How to assist your child in developing their language of…

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Mom is strolling around the supermarket with a six-month-old infant in the baby seat. Not...

Making the most of your Child’s Education

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Education is not merely about improving one’s memory and spitting out facts but rather, it...

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Parenting is a complex topic that can be discussed, disputed and hypothesized about, and still,...

5 Reasons why owning a Foldscope will make your child…

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It fosters independent learning Several studies have documented the benefits of independent learning and its...

5 Healthy habits to pass onto your kids

  • November 6, 2018
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All parents want their children to grow up with healthy habits. However, the only way...

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The opposite of depression, misery, addictions and negative behavioural choices is purpose, connection, acknowledgement and...

Give Your Special Needs Child the Best Future Possible

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When you’re told that your child will be born with a mental or physical disability,...

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When it comes to medical aid, affordability is usually the biggest consideration.  However, monthly premiums...

30 Pradiance Sun Stick SPF 30

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Price: R235.00 (30ml Sunstick) Natural sunscreen for the whole family. Suitable for: The whole family....

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  • Parenting Hub
By Sonia Jansen, Deputy Principal of Academics at Crawford Preparatory North Coast Recently, I’ve had...

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  • October 26, 2018
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By: Farone Eckstein, Principal of Trinityhouse High Randpark Ridge A team player is constantly reliable...

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By Alison Willems, teacher at Trinityhouse Pre-Primary Randpark Ridge Children are not little adults. They...

How to raise a multilingual child

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By Hilton Scott, Principal of Trinityhouse Preparatory Randpark Ridge The benefits of raising a multilingual...

What to do if your parents don't agree with your…

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Many Matrics considering their study options for next year are finding themselves in the difficult...

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Let’s be honest, millennials  continue to and already have changed the world for the better....

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Few things in life are equally as delightful as they are demanding. Having – and...

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Worldwide, allergies are on the rise, and in South Africa a staggering 40% of sufferers...

Kaspersky Safe Kids helps track missing teen!

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Cyber predators, child trafficking, cyber bullies, children running away – the list of worst nightmare...

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We sat down with the Sugar Bay surfing PC (Pro Counselor), Smiles, on his surfing...

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It’s business as usual for medical aids… While the NHI remains a work in progress...

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Teenagers are accustomed to curating their personal image on social media. They select what to...

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  • October 12, 2018
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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…

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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…

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The importance of breakfast has long been a part of the prevailing wisdom, and the...

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

The Discipline Issue...

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Even though 6 months have passed since our courts made it illegal to spank your...

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By René Yeoman, Assistant Teacher at Trinityhouse Pre-Primary Randpark Ridge We’ve all heard the saying,...

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Poison ivy has grown more toxic than ever before, making your family time outdoors a potentially...

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Teenagers grow up and eventually become the parents of teenagers!  The circle of life is...

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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…

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As young parents, we often worry about our kids’ early development. We want to give...

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

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10 things you need to ask about your child’s after-school…

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10 Reasons why colouring pages are healthy for your child’s…

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Fish oil is one of the most studied nutritional and health products. The main components...

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As a single dad, you’ve got an amazingly challenging job. Chances are, you didn’t plan...

Avoiding the Morning Rush

  • January 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written By: Nigel Sloane (Headmaster at Pecanwood College: Preparatory) We have all experienced it before....

Kangaroo Mother Care

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a way of caring for premature babies through skin-to-skin contact...

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

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Philips Mother and Child Division With peak summer months peaking at early 30˚C or even...

“Help, my child is behaving badly at school!”

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The trouble with bringing children into the world is that they do not arrive with...

Sleep Saviours From Pure Beginnings

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Ask any parent what they would like for their Birthday and they will reply SLEEP....

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...

Characteristics of a good camp counselor

  • December 21, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Whether you want to work as a camp counselor, or you are a parent searching...

The importance of play

  • December 20, 2017
  • Helen Hansen
The intelligence of play occurs way beyond the naked eye. The world of ‘pretend’ is...

Holiday Blue's

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

Deciding whether to keep a child back at school

  • November 29, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine that you are observing from the side of a swimming pool and are watching...

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...

How to be sure your child has a positive inner…

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

How to get consent for your child to move to…

  • November 16, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
What do you do when you want to move overseas and your ex doesn’t want...

5 Things New Parents Can do to Increase Infant Attachment

  • November 15, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Attachment is the process through which infants bond with their caregivers. This usually means Mom,...

Some games are good for cognitive development – experts say

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

The unwrapped gift of the gifted child

  • November 14, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
When we think of gifted children the first name that springs to mind is usually...

The lighter side of technology

  • November 9, 2017
  • Skidz
By:  Juazel de Villiers) Clinical Psychologist, PS0117692 Practice Number: 0496359 Juazel.devilliers@gmail.com The dangers of technology...

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...

Early School Years Crucial for Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in a…

  • November 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Of the twelve years that children spend at school, the foundation phase - years one...

The 6 Skills your child needs more than stranger danger

  • November 9, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
It is probably the worst fear of any parent – that their child might be...

Child Care Choices

  • November 9, 2017
  • Meg Faure
It doesn’t matter at what age it happens, the decision to leave your baby with...

Collaborative Learning

  • November 9, 2017
  • Impaq
by Prof Rita Niemann Gerlach (2004) explained that collaborative learning is in essence a natural social...

Gap Year: Benefits of working at a summer camp

  • November 1, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Making a career choice at the age of seventeen and committing to it for a...

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...

Fun Ways to Surprise Your Child on Their Birthday

  • October 27, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
A birthday is a special occasion that comes just once a year. Kids and family...

How to Talk to Kids about Death

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

Raising Independence

  • October 26, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The six things your children must be able to do for themselves by the end...

Self Confidence Activities For Children

  • October 24, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
Ensuring that your child has good self confidence is very important. For your kid to...

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...

The importance of play, age by age

  • October 20, 2017
  • Meg Faure
Play is the occupation of children - a child’s work. A baby’s main tasks in...

Why it's good to have boundaries

  • October 10, 2017
  • Evergreen Parenting
“No. Is a complete sentence.” Anne Lamott This week we're talking about boundaries and the...

How to Replace Screen Time with Foundational Reading Skills

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

Last minute shopping for your hospital bag – don’t forget…

  • October 5, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By Niki Cronje, Group Marketing at Imperial Road Safety Being an expectant mom or dad is...

Former NASA Astronaut on Living Maths Space Tour in SA

  • October 4, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
If you have ever been curious about what it is like to be shot off...

Help, my child is behaving badly at school!

  • October 3, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The trouble with bringing children into the world is that they do not arrive with...

Positive Encouragement and Engagement for Your Baby

  • September 27, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Positive encouragement and engagement plays such a key role in your baby’s emotional development. The...

Letting Go of the Guilt and Enjoying Our Kids

  • September 13, 2017
  • Skidz
As parents, but especially mothers we tend to be so hard on ourselves. We easily...

Sensopathic Play – More Valuable Than Parents Realise

  • September 8, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
In a fast-moving digital world, where children are glued to the couch with a handheld...

Loveys, Blankies, Burpies, Teddies….

  • September 7, 2017
  • Good Night Baby
Linus from the "Peanuts" comic strip is infamous for carrying around his security blanket while...

Teaching Your Child How to Save

  • September 6, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By Thami Cele, Head of Savings & Investments, at Absa Retail and Business Banking To...

Help Your Child Develop Study Strategies

  • September 1, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Parents and guardians can, and should, help their young children develop good study habits from...

Stimulating Language and Listening Skills

  • August 31, 2017
  • Skidz
Language is considered a verbal behaviour which is learned by means of the environment. A...

The Value of Grandparents

  • August 30, 2017
  • Munchkins
There is absolutely no doubt that grandparents engender a tremendous sense of stability and connection...

Your Child’s Hearing

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

How to Communicate When Your Child is Away From Home

  • August 24, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
How do you communicate with your child when they are away from home for a...

My Top 4 Tips For Raising Girls

  • August 22, 2017
  • Fiona Rossiter
There comes a point in your parenting journey, especially as a mom of girls and...

What Moms Should Know About Raising Boys

  • August 18, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Discipline for both boys and girls is not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are innate differences...

Are you living your Values?

  • August 17, 2017
  • Ati2ud
I'm currently involved in the filming of the SA TV show #marriedatfirstsight that is to...

Helping kids cope with traumatic events : Garden Route fires

  • August 16, 2017
  • Raising Kids Positively
The Garden Route fires took everyone by surprise. After a trauma, it’s completely natural to...

3 Steps to help your child grow from failure

  • August 14, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
In today’s competitive environment, where some toddlers attend maths development classes and other youngsters are...

Saying goodbye to your kids – The Do's and Dont's

  • August 11, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
The way in which you say goodbye to your kids before a new experience can...

Growing gratitude in a self-gratified generation

  • August 11, 2017
  • Munchkins
“Ungrateful, selfish brats” were definitely not what most of us envisaged our sweet little babies...

A Father's Influence

  • August 9, 2017
  • The Don Father
In that moment, when this little life first comes into the world, you can’t help...

Children’s safety: let’s talk about it all year round

  • August 8, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The safety of our children is an important topic that should be discussed all year...

Setting your child up for Term 3 success!

  • August 7, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The much-anticipated July school holidays seem to have flown by. Alarm clocks have been quiet...

When Breast Feeding does not come naturally

  • August 2, 2017
  • Meg Faure
Many people may argue the fact that breast feeding should be the most natural thing...

Anger in Children: When is it a Problem?

  • July 30, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Anger is a normal emotion that every happy healthy adult and child has to deal...

Does your child suffer from low self-esteem?

  • July 28, 2017
  • Doug Berry
When a child suffers from low self-esteem, it will almost always carry on into their...

Guidelines For Step Families

  • July 28, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Stepfamilies are very common in today’s world. However, the complications can be numerous and it...

How To Be Angry Without Destroying Your Kids’ Self-Confidence

  • July 27, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
All too often I hear parents trying to repress their anger around their kids. Now...

Help! My kids won't stop fighting!

  • July 27, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Parents generally see their children as wonderful gifts from the heavens but children don’t always...

Rivalry Between Siblings

  • July 26, 2017
  • Janine
The marvel of having a sibling, it can be a blessing for some and for...

Tips for helping a shy child

  • July 25, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
If you have a shy or timid child you know that it can sometimes tug...

Lower Your Standards

  • July 24, 2017
  • Natalee Holmes
This evening my husband came home and said to me, “Your hair looks lovely!” and...

Baby’s first visit to the doctor

  • July 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Diana Du Plessis on behalf of Philips Mother and Child Division It’s only natural for...

9 Super ideas on how to empower your domestic worker…

  • July 21, 2017
  • Super Nannies
  By Super Nannies There are approximately one million, mainly African women, who are domestic...

Parental Alienation

  • July 21, 2017
  • South African Divorce Support Association