Best Christmas Games & Activities For Families

  • December 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s that wonderful time of the year Christmas is, without a doubt, high on the list of best holidays. It doesn’t matter whether or not...

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

  • December 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Thousands of first year students receiving their end of year results are having to face up to the fact that their dreams for the future...

Prima Toys’ Top 10 for the Festive Season

  • December 3, 2018
  • Prima Toys
The Festive Season is upon us. And this year, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles will...

Spur Secret Tribe hosts Chief Cook Event

  • November 28, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Working with unique South African flavour combinations, experimenting with different ingredients, measurements and cooking styles,...

15 Lessons from a second-time mom

  • November 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Congratulations on your second pregnancy! Wondering what lies ahead – besides a couple of extra...

Making Your Home Toddler-Proof

  • November 22, 2018
  • Ali Samuels
In South Africa, a child is most likely to injure themselves at home - far more so...

Connecting with your teenager

  • November 21, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As a mother of four teenagers, it would be plausible for me to hail myself...

What to do if your teenager is depressed

  • November 20, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Growing up can be an emotional rollercoaster, during which a young person has to contend...

Disney Baby Learning Pad

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

Review: My Feeling Friends - Sammy the Starfish

  • November 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
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…

  • November 15, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Long car trips are part of the activity of modern families today. Many are investing...

Surviving matric results- a parent's guide

  • November 15, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
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…

  • November 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
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

  • November 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Education is not merely about improving one’s memory and spitting out facts but rather, it...

Helicopter Parenting

  • November 9, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Parenting is a complex topic that can be discussed, disputed and hypothesized about, and still,...

Why teach your children to be a team player?

  • November 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
A team player is constantly reliable day in and day out, not just some of...

5 Reasons why owning a Foldscope will make your child…

  • November 7, 2018
  • SciBuddy
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
  • Kaboutjie
All parents want their children to grow up with healthy habits. However, the only way...

Responsibilities within the home, in a nutshell….

  • October 31, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The opposite of depression, misery, addictions and negative behavioural choices is purpose, connection, acknowledgement and...

Give Your Special Needs Child the Best Future Possible

  • October 31, 2018
  • Disabled Parents
When you’re told that your child will be born with a mental or physical disability,...

Making Rands and Sense of medical aid plans

  • October 30, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
When it comes to medical aid, affordability is usually the biggest consideration.  However, monthly premiums...

30 Pradiance Sun Stick SPF 30

  • October 29, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Price: R235.00 (30ml Sunstick) Natural sunscreen for the whole family. Suitable for: The whole family....

“FORTNITE”- Friend or Foe?

  • October 29, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Sonia Jansen, Deputy Principal of Academics at Crawford Preparatory North Coast Recently, I’ve had...

Why teach your children to be a team player?

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

Children are not Adults

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Alison Willems, teacher at Trinityhouse Pre-Primary Randpark Ridge Children are not little adults. They...

How to raise a multilingual child

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
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…

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Many Matrics considering their study options for next year are finding themselves in the difficult...

Millennial parents understand the need for life insurance

  • October 24, 2018
  • Hero Life
Let’s be honest, millennials  continue to and already have changed the world for the better....

Green and Red Lights on the Road of Raising Siblings

  • October 23, 2018
  • Munchkins
Few things in life are equally as delightful as they are demanding. Having – and...

Review: BabySense Baby Wrap Carrier

  • October 20, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine being able to wear your baby instead of wheeling him/her around! The BabySense baby...

Food's influence on childhood behaviour and learning

  • October 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Worldwide, allergies are on the rise, and in South Africa a staggering 40% of sufferers...

Kaspersky Safe Kids helps track missing teen!

  • October 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Cyber predators, child trafficking, cyber bullies, children running away – the list of worst nightmare...

Surfing with Smiles

  • October 18, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
We sat down with the Sugar Bay surfing PC (Pro Counselor), Smiles, on his surfing...

Choosing a Medical Aid

  • October 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It’s business as usual for medical aids… While the NHI remains a work in progress...

Curating your career starts in school

  • October 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Teenagers are accustomed to curating their personal image on social media. They select what to...

Getting your Gen Z child through the stresses of Matric

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

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

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

Why breakfast really is the best way to start your…

  • October 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The importance of breakfast has long been a part of the prevailing wisdom, and the...

Empower your children to deal with a crisis

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

The Discipline Issue...

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

How to stay sane through your child’s early years

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

How to Treat Poison Ivy Rashes

  • October 10, 2018
  • Ali Samuels
Poison ivy has grown more toxic than ever before, making your family time outdoors a potentially...

Is Stress Holding Your Teenager Back?

  • October 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Teenagers grow up and eventually become the parents of teenagers!  The circle of life is...

Toddlers, technology and learning language

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

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

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

It’s time to get serious about our heritage

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

How to help your child overcome peer pressure

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

Public university or private: Choose the right institution for you

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

Why choose lifestyle documentary photography?

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

Dissecting Dyspraxia

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Linda Langefeld, Grade 4 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School  Dyspraxia is a...

MySchool sponsors children's diabetes camp

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Life is never the same again for children and teens diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes....

How to open a bank account for your child

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

The juggle is real : 4 powerful tips to help…

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

Why We Should Replace Time-Outs With Time-Ins

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

4 reasons Dads are going to love The Pampers Baby…

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

Some helpful tips on making subject choices for all Grade…

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

Everything you need to know about a will

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

The PROVES Method - the perfect strategy for mastering your…

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

Is there a superior parenting style?

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

The impact of poorly developed visual perception skills on reading…

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

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

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

Raising Money-Smart Children is Every Parent’s Responsibility

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

Is technology destroying our humanness?

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

New Parents' Guide To Life Insurance

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

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

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

What is the correct age to give a child a…

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

Ways to cope with generation me, me, me

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

Get your kids excited about brushing

  • August 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Philips Oral Health Every parent wants what’s best for their child’s health, but not...

NASA Astronaut Returns for Living Maths Space Tour

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

Cosatto Zoomi

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

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

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

Getting insight into bullying

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

Why offering choices is important

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

Parenting your star athlete

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

Sports in Education: Core Skills Addressed

  • August 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Zelda Varela (Crawford Preparatory Fourways Sports Coordinator) Can you remember that elated feeling of...

Cooing over Communication

  • August 17, 2018
  • Speech and Audio Inc
One minute they are crying, the next they are conversing!  Communication development begins at birth....

CAM Regolo

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

Ways to get rid of the monsters in the dark

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

Why nutritional supplements taste so good

  • August 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Taste is highly personal. Think back to the last beverage you ordered. Maybe it was...

Foppapedretti Dinamyk

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

What to consider when searching for a school

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

The importance of Art in an assisted learning environment

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

Keedo and Old Soles bring big style to little feet

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

Empower your child

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

How much time does your child spend playing?

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

Santa Shoebox Project

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

Bullying: What parents and schools can do

  • August 9, 2018
  • Impaq
ARTICLE BY PROF RITA NIEMANN, NALIZE MARAIS, ZENDRÉ SWANEPOEL AND MONIERA MOOSA Bullying is a...

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

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

What Summer Camp Mom Are You?

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

Happy marriage, happy munchkins

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

Let your child fail – it’s okay

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

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

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

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

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

Making Sense of the World Around Us

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

10 Questions to ask a Nanny in an Interview

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

Play with purpose is essential for children with autism

  • July 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Play is a powerful tool autistic children need to boost their development and an essential...

Facilitation and Divorce

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

How Fostering Will Change Your Life

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

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids...

  • July 6, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Did you know that in the languages of Sweden, Norway and Finland, where they experience...

Why is reading to your child so important?

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

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